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Rickenbacker Redneck 1995, to buy or not to buy.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mcsparkleton, May 31, 2012.

  1. Mcsparkleton


    May 28, 2012
    So, I was wondering If I could get any reviews on a Rickenbacker Redneck model from 1995. I found it in a store for a reasonable price
    I really want it. Ric's have been the apple of my eye since I first saw one and now I have the chance to get it, however I'm not sure if this one would be worth the price it's selling at. It's currently going for £1200. I'll attach a picture of the guitar. Help much appreciated :D

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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    That is NOT a redneck bass ... is a nice 4003s ...
  3. Zentner

    Zentner Supporting Member

    Thaaat doesn't look like a redneck to me... the rednecks had painted fretboards as far as I know.
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
  5. Mcsparkleton


    May 28, 2012
    Either way, would it be worth the money I'd be paying?
  6. jbiscuti


    Dec 22, 2007
    NYC / LA
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    That is a particularly rare one. I can't say that I've seen another Red/BT 4003s!

    That color was available from the late 80's until about 2000.

    The 4003s was discontinued in 1996.
  7. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    The picture is too fuzzy for me to tell if the black bridge has the extra 2 screws,the black ones are pretty notorious for lifting. Overall it looks like a nice 's' model, but if the seller is pricing it as being the rarer redneck, it is probably overpriced. It is a pretty rare,cool color to find,tho.
  8. Since I dont know how many pounds equals dollars , no idea
  9. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    xe.com for all your monies needz :)
  10. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    I just bought it. Thanks for the tip. It's worth about 5 grand.

  11. Moloch666


    Apr 22, 2012


    1,200.00 GBP = 1,849.27 USD
  12. DaniKettu


    Aug 18, 2008
    That's just about best looking ric i have ever seen. Bit expensive i think.
  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    That's a little high for a Ric in the USA ... but maybe that is the going price in the UK.
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Rednecks were a limited issue made in the 1980s. Also called "bloodstar"

  15. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    you do know of the legend of the red Ric ...
  16. Mcsparkleton


    May 28, 2012
    I played it in the store, and It plays very well, I didn't pay much attention to the bridge
    but it didn't seem to be lifted, which considering its age it should be by now. It is a decent price for this country, considering brand new ones go frequently for £1800 or more, It's in pretty good condition.
  17. If new ones cost that much more , then it doesnt seem like a bad deal , if it has a nice case and is in overall good shape.

    I would think it would be worth more then a standard 4003
  18. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Nice find!
    Not my preference in colour, but many like it, and it is quite an uncommon combination of colour, trim.
    That, and being a late 'S' model makes it pretty collectable.

    Take good care of it and you'll make money if you ever sell it.
  19. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yes, a 4003S. The "Redneck" was designated 4003SPC (for "special") and was a certified limited run of 125 instruments (some of them eight-string) produced from late 1987 to early 1988. They looked a lot like this one, but had a red-painted MAPLE fretboard with tiny "microdot" position markers.

    According to what I have found, the standard 4003S was available into 2001, about the time of the end of the 4001V63 which also had no binding and dot position markers. When the 4001C64 and C64S were introduced, they were the only "down-trimmed" Rick bass models available (not counting the more modern 4004 family here).
  20. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Did Jeff7bass just snipe McSparkleton on that bass? I'm confused.

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