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Rickenbacker 4003

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Flees, Dec 11, 2002.


  1. 4001

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. 4003

    15 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. I was thinking about purchasing a new Rickenbacker 4003 model bass. Is there anyone out there that has some experience with Rickenbackers? I would greatly appreciate any info. Also, do Rickenbackers generally work good for slap bass? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    The almighty rickenbacker thread. do a search,,, everything you will need to know,,, is inside.....
     
  3. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I had two 4001's and one 4003. The necks of my 4001's were more stable. So my very personal preference goes to 4001.
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Someone's got one for sale in the classifieds forum right now.
     
  6. i like them newfangled ones!



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  7. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    I've owned my 4003 for a year & a half and have had no trouble at all with the neck on mine.
     
  8. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    That's specifically why I wrote :
    "The necks of my 4001's were more stable. So my very personal preference goes to 4001. " ;)
     
  9. bbob24

    bbob24

    May 23, 2002
    Philadelphia, Pa
    I currently play a 4004 RIC, Great bass. I may be looking to sell it in the next couple months.
     
  10. Malcom

    Malcom

    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    I pick option C:
    What's the difference.

    Or D:
    4002
     
  11. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
  12. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    No question about it, 4001 !!!

    TD
    :cool:
     
  13. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I have a 4003. GREAT BASS. It has more mid than a 4001, and has a different tone. Not that great for slap. My school has a '74 4001, different tone and better for slap.