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The Rarest of all White Whales - Heads Up NoCal Ric Fans

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mosstone, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Mosstone


    Jun 20, 2009
    For those of you with deep pockets, I stumbled across this on LA Craigslist. The rarest of all
    Rickenbacker Basses. The elusive 4005 with.... wait for it... DOUBLE BINDING!


    Rickenbacker vintage bass 4005 Original DISCOUNTED

    I have no idea if this is a good price or not, but I thought some you Ric nuts might be interested.
  2. Holy smokes. Quite amazing the condition it's in too.
    moshspeggeti and Mosstone like this.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  4. Seller paid $14k? Wowzers.
    el_Bajo_Verde and GregC like this.
  5. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    When did the San Fernando Valley become part of Northern California?
  6. I like the classic rear single checkered binding more.
  7. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Not quite the "rarest." Now, the lightshow 4005, THAT's rare. Only five made. Also, perhaps only two lefty 4005s were ever made. And only two 4001/8 potato-head were made. And there have been several one-off construction or finish experiments out there in bass land. So, maybe this one is "medium rare.";)
  8. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Congrats! Enjoy playing it!
    dmac1961 likes this.
  9. Mosstone


    Jun 20, 2009
    It's listed in SFV, but in the actual ad, it mentioned 'NoCal'.

    I assumed the seller listed this in multiple areas, but is actually located somewhere in northern CA.
  10. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    So I suppose with this kinda thing, the point is to buy it, then wait a while, and sell it for a profit?
  11. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    cool bass - the bridge is similar to the gen 1 T-bird - did it have a different bridge at one point? (6 extra holes below bridge)
  12. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    That thing is ridic-legit and bonafide!
  13. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016

    Which rig was yours, or were you rocking the double-rig that night?
  14. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    Who are you worried is going to steal your pictures and use for profit?
  15. tbplayer59


    Jan 20, 2013
    I've never understood binding. Specifically, why people like it. Just cosmetic, right?
  16. Amazing bass, but...

    Major CL annoyance of mine. When sellers cross post in an area not even close by... LA's like a 5+ hour drive from Sacramento depending on traffic...
  17. tbplayer59


    Jan 20, 2013
    When I hear stuff like this, I have to wonder, what happened to it? Did you sell a bass you had for 38 years?
  18. I think I accused Jeff of taking a walk on the dark side using an SVT, but nope was a false alarm.
  19. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    it is cool looking but I would be afraid to play it!
  20. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    When I moved back to San Diego.

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