Whats the difference between a Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003?

Whats the difference between a Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003?

The Rickenbacker 4001 uses a horseshoe and toaster pickup, whereas the Rickenbacker 4003 uses high hot gain pickups, which create a more punchy sound. The Rickenbacker 4003 has a wider (fatter) neck profile, whereas the Rickenbacker 4001 has a slimmer neck profile making it a better fit for people with short fingers.

Who used Rickenbacker 4003?

Rickenbacker 4003 Stereo 4-string Bass Features: The iconic Rick bass, immortalized by Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, and Geddy Lee.

Are Rickenbackers any good?

Rickenbacker is a premium brand that excels in making guitars that recreate the classic look, feel, and tone of the 60s and early 70s. The quality of the parts, craftsmanship, and price tag are all premium in all Rickenbacker models which all share the classic design in both the solid-body and hollow body models.

Is the Rickenbacker 4003 worth it?

Rickenbacker basses are highly coveted and often seen as a holy, beautiful, one-of-a-kind bass with a unique and legendary tone. Rickenbacker basses don’t come in cheap, and is only worth the price if you’re heavily into prog/classic/metal rock, or if you’re obsessed with the legendary Rickenbacker tone.

What scale is a Rickenbacker 4003?

33.25 in
This design, created by Roger Rossmeisl, was manufactured between 1961 and 1981, when it was replaced by an updated version dubbed the Rickenbacker 4003….

Rickenbacker 4001
Scale 33.25 in (845 mm) (long scale) 30.5 in (770 mm) (short scale)
Body Bound maple (and unbound maple 4001S Model)
Neck Maple, Walnut

How much is a Rickenbacker bass?

between $1,700 and $2,200
New Rickenbacker basses are typically priced between $1,700 and $2,200 – the list price on a new 4003 is $2249 – though they often retail lower, sometimes as low as $1500-1600.

What is special about Rickenbacker?

Rickenbacker basses have a unique sound and feel, with much narrower necks than Fender bass guitars, and a wide range of sounds. Some early users include Paul McCartney in The Beatles and Roger Waters in Pink Floyd.

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