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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 Supporting 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