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Please comment on your Rickenbacker bass so that others may learn about its sound and features. Those submitting information are encouraged to comment in detail and to attach photos of the instrument from several vantage points. You may submit your information by clicking on the above bass photo or peter@rickresource.com

30 September

2012

Model 4003/8FL Rickenbacker Bass

By Mark Rowe Covering the Basses No Comments

My 4003S/8FL – One of a Kind This is the only fretless 8-string bass ever produced by Rickenbacker. It is serial #FO8772, made in June 1987. In additional to being fretless, it is also unusual in that the neck and body are both bound, and it has the stereo electronics. Rickenbacker custom made this bass […]

30 September

2012

Rickenbacker Model 4003 Bass In Fireglo

By Timothy C. Langford Covering the Basses No Comments

There’s just something about the way a Rickenbacker looks. I’ve had my Rickenbacker 4003 fireglo bass since May 12, 2000. I kept the factory strings on until June 27, 2002, and it sounded good with those strings. After reading the forum for a while, I got the urge to try Pyramid gold flatwound strings on […]

30 September

2012

Buying Your First Rickenbacker…

By Richard J. Hinton Covering the Basses No Comments

Buying your first Rickenbacker is a day to remember for the rest of your life. I recently got hold of my first Rickenbacker bass. It’s a leftie 1995 4003 Fireglo …and I love it! I found it in a shop on London’s famous Denmark Street, a street that has nothing else on it other than […]