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WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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Hi All

Looking to purchase a Rickenbacker 4002 walnutglo
Would love to hear from you if you have one for sale.

Thanks
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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There are two for sale on Reverb. Have fun.
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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You want to buy a 4002?

Don't we all?
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Isaac wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:11 pm You want to buy a 4002?

Don't we all?
+1 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Isaac wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:11 pm You want to buy a 4002?

Don't we all?
Not I.
I can't get past the pickguard.
The few I've played had wonderful necks though.
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I loved mine. I don't see myself owning another though. For me, its value is not in its rarity but its function, and while it was ahead of its time, that was a long time ago, and that function could be better achieved with modern tools.
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Yeah, I loved the fingerboards on the few I played, back in the day, felt so rich and classy!
Does anyone know if the checker binding was sprayed on???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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squirebass wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:44 pm Yeah, I loved the fingerboards on the few I played, back in the day, felt so rich and classy!
Does anyone know if the checker binding was sprayed on???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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squirebass wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:44 pm Yeah, I loved the fingerboards on the few I played, back in the day, felt so rich and classy!
Does anyone know if the checker binding was sprayed on???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh, I'm SURE it was...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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binding probably laser etched using an oscillating prism to achieve periodic gapping..
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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How does the 4002 pickup placement compare to the 4003W? Not that they'd necessarily sound the same, anyway, as the pickups are different and the electronics are, too, but I wonder.
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Isaac wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 1:11 pm You want to buy a 4002?

Don't we all?
I was going to say the same thing.
The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
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I had the pleasure of gigging with one a while back (just pre-pandemic). It's not mine. Owned by special friends that wanted to see it gigged. It's the best sounding bass guitar ever IMHO. Clear and articulate, without sounding sterile and fake.
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The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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Isaac wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 2:59 pm How does the 4002 pickup placement compare to the 4003W? Not that they'd necessarily sound the same, anyway, as the pickups are different and the electronics are, too, but I wonder.
Quite different. More like a Jazz Bass. And the XLR (treble pickup only) has its own wonderful sound, going directly to the jack, not through any pots.
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Re: WTB Rickenbacker 4002

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jdogric12 wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 12:42 pm
Isaac wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 2:59 pm How does the 4002 pickup placement compare to the 4003W? Not that they'd necessarily sound the same, anyway, as the pickups are different and the electronics are, too, but I wonder.
Quite different. More like a Jazz Bass. And the XLR (treble pickup only) has its own wonderful sound, going directly to the jack, not through any pots.
I've heard the same thing said about the 4003AC, as far as being more like a Jazz Bass.
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