Rickenbacker 4001 1986 Fireglo

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $1,600$2,000

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.

Note: The images in this price guide are of a 1980 model.

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: 
Fireglo is the original 4001 finish. 

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


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