1975 Rickenbacker 4001

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Summary: Initially developed as a deluxe, two-pickup upgrade to Rickenbacker’s 4000 bass, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar has become a notable model for its long list of famous players. First released in 1961 with production lasting through the very early ‘80s, the 4001 has earned fans in bass players like Lemmy Kilmister, Kim Gordon, Rick James, and Geddy Lee. The extra pickup was added to the 4001 to widen tonal possibilities and up the bass frequency response.

Body: Bound Maple with a gloss Fireglo finish.

Neck: Bound Maple/Walnut with a Rosewood fingerboard, 33.25” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, triangle pearl inlays, 20 frets.

Pickups/Hardware: Two single coil pickups, 2x volume/2x tone controls/3-way pickup selector/Rick-O-Sound & Standard jacks, single ply white pickguard, open gear tuning keys (replacements).

Cosmetics: This bass is in great condition. This bass has light surface scratches throughout. It has various nicks, dings, and scuffs. There are some dings and scuffs near the output jack. The back of the neck has some very small indentations, and the frets show some light wear. The edges of the headstock have some wear. The back of the body has some buckle rash that does not go through the finish.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of flat wound strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: The tuning keys have been changed to Schaller tuning keys and the nut has been replaced.

Weight: 9.865 lbs.

Case: This bass ships in a hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.