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No longer available Rickenbacker 4003 Ruby Red

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by PDX Rich, Jun 6, 2016.


  1. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Price:
    $1525.00
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Oregon
    As much as I love this bass, I need to liquidate some of my instruments in order to get some working capital for my cider business.

    What I have for sale is a 2014 Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar in Ruby Red. There is only 1 imperfection, which is a small chip in the pointy part of the headstock. You can see this chip in the top view headstock photo. Everything else on this instrument is perfect. No swirls, scratches, dings, buckle rash or other defects. There are no finish issues around the bridge or other parts, as some Rics are known for.

    The bass comes with its factory Rickenbacker hard shell case.

    This bass was originally purchased from a Ric specialist vendor. It has been professionally set up and plays wonderfully. Nice low action, no buzzing or intonation issues. Although this is my first classified ad on TalkBass, I am very active in the Luthier's Corner sub-forum.

    I will ship insured Continental US only.

    The instrument will be secured in its case to ensure no extra movement, as well as packed in cardboard/padding.

    No trades. Price firm.

    -Rich

    edit: This model includes the push/pull potentiometer for the "vintage" Ric sound

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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Absolutely gorgeous I heard they stopped making this color so these are only going to get more valuable.
     
  3. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    I heard that too, although I have not confirmed. Needless to say, if it is discontinued, that is a bummer for sure. Love the color!
     
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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    From what I understand it's an expensive process to make that color so they discontinued it. I love the color it's my favorite this one shouldn't last long.
     
  5. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    MO
    Ruby has been discontinued.
     
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  6. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Thanks for the endorsement
    I suppose it isn't entirely shocking. They are a funny manufacturer like that.
     
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  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I hope this is gone soon it's driving me crazy.
     
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  8. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    MO
    Come to the Rick side.
     
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  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I really can't wait but right now I'm looking for a new house and money is tight man this bass is exactly what I want. I hope someone buys it before I do something really stupid. :)
     
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  10. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    It's tough man. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the future when my business is rolling along! I've also got my favorite Stingray I need to photograph and sell. Such are the sacrifices we all have to make at times.

    Alas, the wife and I are grinding hard to build a booze empire of delicious cider and hard choices are being made. Commercial brewing equipment is expensive! :/
     
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  11. WillieB

    WillieB Battling Bass Guitar Bulimia since 1975 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    This is hard to look at .... someone needs to adopt this beaut.
     
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  12. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    I am not a Rick fan and even i like this!

    Come on guys, help a fellow TBer out
     
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  13. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Still available!
     
  14. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Still available! :D
     
  15. Wolfenstein666

    Wolfenstein666

    Dec 19, 2014
    drool
     
  16. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    MO
    Pretty much. I own a Ruby 4003 and still find these pics drool-worthy.
     
  17. Snowglo

    Snowglo Pro Aris et Focis Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    Orygun
    U.S. Military endorsement since 1984
    Gorgeous! Certainly with this beauty could travel a few miles south to my home.
     
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  18. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    It certainly can! Let me know!
     
  19. Snowglo

    Snowglo Pro Aris et Focis Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    Orygun
    U.S. Military endorsement since 1984
    Although it would be a perfect fit already owning a Midnight Blue and a Snowglo, my wife would have my baby-maker in a sling. :atoz:
     
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  20. PDX Rich

    PDX Rich

    Dec 19, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Haha! Yeah, wife aggro can be dangerous! That Snowglo is ridiculous! Love it!
     
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