Rickenbacker 4001 Left-Handed 1961 - 1983

Rickenbacker 4001 Left-Handed 1961 - 1983

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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: 
Mapleglo was available on the 4001 starting in 1965. 

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

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 4001 Left-Handed
Finish
  • Autumnglo
  • Azureglo
  • Burgundyglo
  • Fireglo
  • Jetglo
  • Mapleglo
  • Ruby
  • Silver
  • Walnut
  • White
Year
  • 1961 - 1983
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed

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