Due to the way Rickenbacker guitars are made there is a delay in orders arriving at Andertons. Please contact us for up to date estimates on availaility and delivery
Available in Fireglo, Jetglo, Mapleglo, Midnight Blue and Ruby
With all the great bass sound rickie fans have come to expect the new models are truly amazing instruments. Get one while you can, they go fast.
An original classic design
This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they received their first 4001S models back in 1964. Players cherish the traditional look and rounded edges that many claim make it more comfortable than the 4003. By taking the bass back to its roots Rickenbacker have made an instrument that’s great to play. When you buy a rickie bass you’re investing in a real piece of history, they are treasured parts of many bass players regular gigging rig with reliable sound quality night after night.
The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system and of course the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch Rickenbacker are known for. This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the sixties. All instruments come with mono output, as well as standard Model 4003 single coil pickups, keywinds and pickguards.
Join the Family
Rickenbacker owners have setup websites, forums and chat groups across the internet. From discussing classic models to swapping tips on how to get the best tone out of your bass. You really feel part of something bigger with a Rickenbacker. The company themselves make so few instruments due to the traditional methods they use that they disappear faster than we can get them in and you rarely see anyone part with one willingly.
- Body Type: Solid
- No. Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
- Neck Width at Nut: 42.9 mm (1 11/16'')
- Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54.0 mm (2 1/8'')
- Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10'')
- Body Wood: Maple
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
- Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
- Overall Length: 113.8 cm (44 13/16'')
- Overall Width: 34.3 cm (13 1/2'')
- Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (1 1/4'')
- Neck Binding: Yes
- Fret Marker Style: Dot
- Tailpiece: RIC
- Bridge: RIC
- Neck Type: Through body
- No. of Pickups: 2
- Type of Pickups: Single Coil
- Output Type: Mono
- Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe