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Rickenbacker Identification!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fretless925, May 13, 2010.


  1. Fretless925

    Fretless925

    Aug 3, 2009


    what bass is being used in this video?
     
  2. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Westchester County NY
    Looks like a butchered 4001v63 - modified to have a precision bass pickup. Yecch.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    I love that video!!!

    The bass is a Rickenbacker 4000 with a p-bass pickup. Probably a late 70s or 80s 4000. It has a set neck and it looks like a bad ass bridge replacement and schaller m4 or similar tuners.

    The sounds and looks awesome.
     
  4. Looks like a 4001v63 or 4000 but man- what a great jam!
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Not a v63. The v63 would be neck through and not have the skunk stripe. Also a v63 would have walnut headwings.
     
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    even with the badass bridge and p bass pickup, it still sounds like a rick. i found out years ago (in the 70's), that even when you put fender pickups in a ricky, they still have the ricky sound. a few guys wanted me to install a jazz bass pickup in the bridge position of their 4001's, since it's reversible and when i did it on the first two, it really didn't change its tone much at all.
     
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    A lot of the tone is the maple body, the bubinga fretboard and the pickup position.
     
  8. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Is that... "Hoodley hoodley hoodley" or "Schweel hoodley schweel"???

    either way, I sure did hear me some hoodleys goin' on...:p:p
     

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