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Rickenbacker 4003 pronounciation query

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stondis, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Stondis


    Feb 12, 2005
    Dear all,
    May I canvas opinions on how you pronounce "4003" as in "Rickenbacker 4003"?

    Do you say it like the number i.e. "four thousand and three"?
    The digits i.e. "four double oh three" / "four oh oh three"?

    Or some other way?

  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    How about "40 oh 3"
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I just say "four thousand three"
  4. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    four thousand three
  5. joeviau


    Jul 9, 2002
    Rhode Island
    4K3 :smug:

    Oh, okay, "four-thousand three" although 4K3 might set a trend.
  6. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I do it in Monty Python fashion:

    Me: "Four thousand one, Four thousand two....Four thousand five!"

    Patsy:"Four thousand three, sir"

    Me: "Four thousand three,!"
  7. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    '3 pronounced "aught 3" is how I say it. I play a red '76 '1. Saves a lot of syllables.
  8. Bob the Bass

    Bob the Bass

    Aug 13, 2004
  9. Stondis


    Feb 12, 2005
    Hmmm, thanks for your responses dudes!
    I forgot that Americans pronounce numbers different to us limeys... But then again Rickenbacker is an American company so that must be the way to go! :bassist:
  10. :D
  11. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Mines a 4001 and I just call it "The Ric".
  12. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
  13. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I just say four oh oh one or four oh oh three. :ninja:
  14. RedVette


    Jan 1, 2005
    Medford, OR
    I think the correct pronunciation for any Rickenbacker bass is -- BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!
  15. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Just get to the part about pulling the pin on the holy hand-grenade will ya?
  16. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    I always said "four thousand three" when I owned mine

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