Rickenbacker Comparison?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bluesdragon, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. bluesdragon


    Mar 23, 2010
    I recently purchased a 2010 4003. I am so impressed with the bass I am thinking of selling my '72 fender jazz and getting either a Laredo or Cheyenne. I don't know much about them.. Any infor would help i.e. Electronics?? dual truss rods?? weight ?? Anything ..
    Compared to the 4003 , which do you think is better??
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    An old thread I know, but I'm curious about the sound of each.
    I can't seem to be able to find a decent "shootout" or comparison video anywhere.
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I will keep collecting until I have 40 basses
    The Laredo and the Cheyenne are both pretty much the same bass ... the differences are mostly cosmetic. The Laredo has chrome hardware and the Cheyenne has gold hardware. There are a few more differences but they don't make a difference in tone.

    The 4004 comes with 2 series humbuckers, the electronics are passive ... toggle ... volume ... tone.

    You can install Rickenbacker single coil pickups and wire it with stacked pots for more of a 4001/4003 tone.
  4. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
    Give Chris at Pick of the Ricks a call. He's able to answer any question you have. Plus, he's great to work with when it comes to ordering all things Ric.
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    +1 on Chris! :)

    Just buy one, you won't be disappointed.

    Mine. :)
  6. Kopfjaeger

    Kopfjaeger Guest

    Jun 3, 2011