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Rickenbacker Fret Markers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrDuncan, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Recently I have been in the market for a brand new Rickenbacker. I have looked at some of the pictures of the ones that members here own and I am curious why some have dot markers and others have the triangle inlays. What are the offering now.

    I know one of you Rickenbacker experts must have the answer.
  2. 00soul


    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca

    the standard modern 4003 will have a triangle inlays. the dot markers are for some of the specialty models.
  3. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Dots can be found on the "S" models & the C64 & V63 series.
  4. yup basically
    i have a brand new 2004 rick 4003 with triangles
    most of the model custom ones like the 8 strings and stuff have dots.

    maybe theres another underlying thing but i dont know.
  5. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I prefer the dots.
  6. I'm looking at getting a 4003 and it doesn't hurt that I prefer the triangle inlays. After going around the Rickenbacker site for a bit I found the vintage models that have the dots and also noticed that the headstocks on the vintage models are shaped backwards from the way they are now. Personally, I like the new style better.
  7. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    The C64 reverse headstock is in tribute to Paul McCartney. The (now discontinued) V63's had the normal headstock, as the the old "S" models.