Rickenbacker 4003 Bass

Rickenbacker basses have provided some of history’s most recognizable basslines. They’re recognized for their punchy, trebly tone, and have been popularized by performers like as Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, and Chris Squire.

The Rickenbacker 4003 Bass, which debuted as an update to the 4001, has come in a variety of flavors over the years, but it’s best recognized for its single-coil pickups, dual truss rod, and mono or stereo output jacks.

You can’t go wrong with the current standard 4003. The 4003W, which has a walnut body instead of maple, has a somewhat different vibe.

By selecting with the Rickenbacker 4003S, you can save a little money. The S model retains the outstanding sound but does away with the body binding for a somewhat reduced price.

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Rickenbacker 4003 Bass Guitar For Sale

Rickenbacker 4003 Bass offer a distinct sound and feel, with much slimmer necks than Fender bass guitars and a diverse sound palette. Paul McCartney of The Beatles and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd were both early adopters.

What is the Difference Between Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003?

The 4001 is the original design, whereas the 4003 was an upgraded version debuted in the 1980s. 4003 didn’t have a cap on the bridge pickup until the mid-2000s, when they added the vintage/modern switch, but 4001 has a bright cap on the bridge pickup. Both include the rick o sound stereo feature as well as body binding.

Who played a Rickenbacker 4003?

Notable Ricky bass users include Paul McCartney, Roger Glover of Deep Purple, Bruce Foxton of The Jam, Bernie Calvert of The Hollies, Jesse Keeler of Death From Above 1979, John Entwistle of The Who, Elliott Smith, Chris Squire of Yes, Paul Duffy of The Coral and of course – Lemmy!