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Rickenbacker 4001 1976 (Consignment) No Longer Available

Serial Number PD 2640
Pricing $1999.00 CND (approx.1979.USD as of Oct.15/2011) No Longer Available
Neck Maple and walnut neck through design, rosewood fretboard, triangle inlay, 34″ scale, very minor fretwear.
Body Top bound maple body.
Finish Natural finish with some lacquer checking, belt buckle scratches, minor dings.
Hardware/electronics Two original single coil pickups, missing cover on bridge pickup, missing string damper screws, original bridge hardware and tuners.
Comments I just love the body shape of these Rickenbacker basses, “they scream notice me!!!” but they are also very comfortable to play. 

The 4001 bass has been used over the years by many players; from Chris Squire of Yes, to Geddy Lee for Rush, to Paul McCartney, who played for an obscure band known as ‘The Beatles’; to Prakash John of Mandala, Bush, Alice Cooper, Parliament/Funkadelic and The Lincolns; and of course, to Ian Kilmister, generally known as “Lemmy”, for Hawkwind and Motorhead (see his bio movie if you haven’t. If you have, see it again).

This example is in great shape with only minor cosmetic wear! The single coil horseshoe pickups have some cut to go along with a fat punchy sound and the neck feels great in your hands. This is one cool bass!! Comes with a black rectangular hardshell case.


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