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The 4004L Laredo was introduced in the early '90s as a "Cresting Wave" style solidbody bass with a distinct visual flair along with the 4004C Cheyenne. Unlike earlier 4000-series basses, these basses lacked a pickguard, body binding and other detailing that characterized earlier Rickenbacker basses. The 4004L was very similar to the 4004C, but lacked the Walnut wings on the body and gold-plated hardware. 

Years of Production: 
1993 - present

Body Style: “Cresting Wave” solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Neck-thru construction, dot inlay, bound neck, chrome-plated hardware

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

Product Specs

  • 4004L Laredo
  • Blue Boy
  • Fireglo
  • Jetglo
  • Mapleglo
  • Snowglo
  • 2006 - 2019
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 4 String
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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  • Rickenbacker 4004 Laredo

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    I've always wanted a Rickenbacker Bass. I had a 4003 fireglo for a short time but sold it when I needed funds. What with their color, body shape, neck characteristics and electronics producing that unique Ric sound they are like artwork, things of beauty. While searching for a new (or used) one I …