4005xc production numbers?

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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:23 am

It's a tad neck divey, so I think an XC as long scale would be a mess.
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (lumgimfong) » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:12 am

For $5k it better not be neck divey!!!
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:16 am

Barely. Not a problem. It's a hollow (semi) bass. Can't have cake and eat it too. I bet if I used a stickier strap I wouldn't have even noticed, but I use the $5 Ernie Ball straps, which I love, but don't do me a whole lot of favors with neck-heavy instruments.
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (aceonbass) » Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:03 am

jdogric12 wrote:It's a tad neck divey, so I think an XC as long scale would be a mess.

Yes, if you kept the bridge where it is, and lengthened the neck. If the bridge were moved back instead (and there's plenty of room to do so) the neck would keep its current length while losing 3 or 4 frets. I'd personally like a 32" scale.
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (TTA) » Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:39 pm

I also like that the 4005xc is short scale. Long scale would never balance… and i want variety from my 4001/3.

And i like the body. Unique. The original 4005 is just 110% not my thing… where is the 330 is unique and weird and cool. I cant wait to shred it!
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (aceonbass) » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:01 am

TTA wrote:I also like that the 4005xc is short scale. Long scale would never balance...

This is not true. Please read my previous post.
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (crawlspacestefan) » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:52 pm

I was the second person in Canada on the list with L&M - and still haven't got a call yet. I suspect Rickenbacker hasn't sent any our way yet. :/


TTA wrote:Last week ric facebook said they were making 4005xc’s again.

Any idea how many are being produced? I had my name put on one (the last of maybe 5 fireglo that long and mequade ordered). Also wondering how quickly they pump them out… aka will i get mine in 2023?
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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (jps) » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:58 pm

TTA wrote:Long scale would never balance…

This one balanced quite nicely. :mrgreen:

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Re: 4005xc production numbers?

Postby (thx1955) » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:46 pm

jdogric12 wrote:Barely. Not a problem. It's a hollow (semi) bass. Can't have cake and eat it too. I bet if I used a stickier strap I wouldn't have even noticed, but I use the $5 Ernie Ball straps, which I love, but don't do me a whole lot of favors with neck-heavy instruments.


I use the same Ernie Ball Straps and have the same issue, neck fairly plunges to the floor if the strap is not restrained, it does play lovely though.
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