Vintage 1974 Rickenbacker 4000
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Overview

Originally introduced an upgrade to the Rickenbacker 4000, the Rickenbacker 4001 is one of the all-time classic rock basses. Offered with a combination of a fat Rickenbacker bass pickup at the bridge and a smaller bar pickup at the neck, the 4001 gave bassists a wide range of big bass tones to work with. Starting in 1971, stereo “Rick-O-Sound” outputs became standard on the 4001. 

Years of Production: 
1961 - 1986

Body Style: “Cresting Wave” solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Neck-thru construction, triangular inlay, bound neck, Ric-O-Sound wiring

Finish Specifications: 
Autumnglo is a less common color for the 4001 and can enhance value.

Notable Players:
 Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Lemmy Kilmister, Cliff Burton

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 4000
Finish
  • Jetglo
Year
  • 1971 - 1986
Made In
  • United States
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