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Rickenbacker 4003, Black with Hardshell Bass - Used

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This used 2015 Rickenbaker can be seen in our Rapid City, SD showroom. This bass is in very good used condition with a few surface scratches on the back body and had a thumb rest was installed on the bridge pickup. Please see our photos for details. 

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The Rickenbacker 4003 model bass was introduced in 1981, with many of the same features of the 4001 and a few improvements to include an improved truss rod system and no capacitor on the bridge pick up. The removal of the capacitor allows full tone from the bridge pickup.

The 4003 has a bound neck-thru body, and a has a bound neck with the curlicue headstock tip. Other distinctive Rickenbacker features are the signature triangular fretboard inlays and Rickerbacher truss rod cover. 

This 4 string bass features humbucker pickups, a selector switch, two volume, two tone knobs and a Rick-O-Sound output. 
Rick-O-Sound is a stereo output effect that allows the player to divide the pickup signals and send them two different amps; sending the bridge signal to a guitar amp and the neck signal to a bass amp. The output jack plate on these basses has a jack for a stereo guitar cord (for "Rick-O-Sound"), and a jack for normal mono output.

Famous bassist such as Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Lemmy, and Cliff Burton choose Rickenbacker and Lou Barlow play a 4003!


  • Body Type - Solid
  • No. Frets - 20
  • Scale Length - 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
  • Crown Radius - 25.4 cm (10'')
  • Body Wood - Maple
  • Neck Wood - Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood - Rosewood
  • Neck Binding - Yes
  • Fret Marker Style - Triangle
  • Tailpiece - RIC
  • Bridge - RIC
  • Neck Type - Through body
  • No. of Pickups - 2
  • Output Type - Mono and Stereo
  • Machine Heads - Rickenbacker