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Rickenbacker 4000 bass

4000 4001 and 4005 basses from the 1968 Rickenbacker catalogue
Above: 4000 4001 and 4005 basses from the 1968 Rickenbacker catalogue

below: the 1968 and 1975 Rickenbacker catalogues
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The Rickenbacker 4000 was one of the earliest electric bass guitars being launched in 1957, just six years after the first modern bass the Fender Precision. The instrument was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and was unique in many ways. The 'cresting wave' shape became an instantly recognisable Rickenbacker signature, still in use today, but more importantly this was the first bass to feature a through neck design; the neck is not seperate from the body, rather it goes 'through' the body, with the upper and lower wings glued to the central piece. This construction method allows greater sustain than the bolt-on (Fender) or glued joint (Gibson)

Features

  • 33in scale, 20 frets, rosewood fingerboard with dot markers
  • Maple solid body with through-neck. Neck woods varied over the year, mahogany, maple and walnut, sometimes laminated, sometimes not
  • Maplego, Fireglo, or colour finishes
  • No binding
  • One pickup, one volume and one tone control
  • Nickel, chrome or black plated hardware
  • A fretless verion 4000FL was also available
  • Wiring Schematic

Timescale

  • 1957 Launched at a price of $279.50. Gold scratchplate. Mahogany one-piece neck. Horseshoe single coil pickup
  • 1958 Gold or white scratchplate
  • 1963 White scratchplate only
  • 1964 Pickup design changed
  • 19XX Black scratchplate optional
  • 1984 Discontinued

The following extract comes from the 1968 Rickenbacker catalogue

Rickenbacker bass models 4000-4005 comprise an extremely complete bass series. The three basic designs offer a wide selection of bass models. Models 4000 and 4001 are Solid Body instruments, allowing a wide bass-tonal variation. String tension is sustained entirely by the neck, as the neck runs the entire length of the instrument. Bridge-tailpiece, pickups, and strap button are actually mounted on the body portion of the neck. assuring perfect structural alignment. Model 4001 is hand-bound with black and white 'block' binding

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Rickenbacker 4000 bass for sale


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Rickenbacker 4001 Limited Edition Chris Squire Bass

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1999 Rickenbacker 4003/S 5 String Bass Guitar Mapleglo

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Rickenbacker Model 4003 JG NEW w/Hardcase WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!!

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Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo NEW w/Hard case WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!!

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1998 Rickenbacker 4003S8 8 String Bass Midnight Blue with Case & Paperwork

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1971 Rickenbacker 4001 bass 1970 1969 1968 1972 1973 classic vintage old fender

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Free Shipping!!! 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 Mapleglo Used w/Hardcase

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1976 RICKENBACKER 4001 - WHITE - OHSC - EXCELLENT CONDITION - ANDY BAXTER BASS

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UK ebay listings

MINT 2015 Rickenbacker 4003 WALNUT!! Electric Bass Guitar 4003W OHSC 4001 4000 s

Current price: £1168.70
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2015 Rickenbacker 4003 JETGLO BLACK Electric Bass Guitar OHSC 4001 4000 Series s

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2015 Rickenbacker 4003 RUBY RED!! Electric Bass Guitar! OHSC! 4001 4000 Series s

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Rickenbacker 4003S Bass Guitar - Mapleglo #15 18751

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2015 Rickenbacker 4003 FIREGLO FG Electric Bass Guitar w OHSC 4001 s 4000 Series

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AMAZING Custom Hand Painted Rickenbacker 4003 Electric Bass Guitar 4001

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2015 Rickenbacker 4003 MAPLEGLO MG! Electric Bass Guitar OHSC 4001 s 4000 Series

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Rickenbacker 4003 Jet Glo Electric Bass Guitar 2015

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German ebay listings

** RICKENBACKER USA BASS 4003 JETGLO **

Current price: €1875.00
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1976 Vintage Rickenbacker 4001 Bass - mit original Case - weiss (white)

Current price: €2400.00
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1977 Vintage Rickenbacker 4001 Bass - mit Hard-Case -

Current price: €2350.00
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1974 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass - Mapleglow - Natural !

Current price: €3145.00
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1978 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass - Autumn Glow (Sunburst)

Current price: €2890.00
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Deluxe Dreifacher Pickup Lünette mit Daumenauflage für Rickenbacker 4003 Bass

Current price: €56.05
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