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Rickenbacker 4003 4-String Bass, Midnight Blue
The Rickenbacker 4000 Series of bass guitars are one of the most special bass instruments you can own. They indisputably fulfill the title of ‘classic’ yet are still produced in very limited numbers with a resolute desire of Rickenbacker owner John Hall to continue manufacturing in the US only. Famous users of the Rickenbacker 4000 Series reads like a who’s who of bass guitar rock and roll. Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Bruce Foxton, Lemmy and Roger Waters are just a few notable Rickenbacker players. The 4003 is still very close to the original 4000/4001 designs featuring a through-neck construction (a world first on a mass produced bass), rosewood fingerboard, and two unique design pickups that have given the bass its razor sharp yet warm and growling tone. Another special feature of the 4003 is the ability to split the pickup outputs with the Ric-O-Sound output jack. Described, perhaps slightly erroneously, as a stereo output it allows the neck and bridge pickups to be sent to separate amplifiers so you can treat each pickup individually. All current Rickenbacker 4003 basses employ the Vintage Tone Selector that engages a capacitor to emphasize the treble tones of the bridge pickup just like the 60s original! A regular mono output is also provided to blend both pickups into a single amplifier. Rickenbacker Basses are proudly made in the USA and come complete with hard case.
|Model Name||Rickenbacker 4003 4-String Bass, Midnight Blue|
|Brand Series||4000 Series|
|Colour/Finish||Midnight Blue, Gloss|
|Neck Shape||Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"|
|Fingerboard Wood||Rosewood with Triangle Inlays|
|Bridge||Rickenbacker Bridge and Tailpiece|
|Pickups||2 x Rickenbacker Single-Coil|
|Electronics||2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3 Way Pickup Selector|
|Case||Rickenbacker Hard Case|
|Additional Features||Mono and Stereo Output|
Important Notice to International Customers Outside of the European Union.
Due to the CITIES Regulation of Rosewood, a CITES Certificate must be added to your basket with the purchase of this guitar.
For more information on CITES please see the listing for the CITES Certificate or alternatively contact us before purchasing.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we no longer ship items containing rosewood to the USA.