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This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they got their first 4001S models in 1964. Players cherish its traditional lo... Read More

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Overview

This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they got their first 4001S models in 1964. Players cherish its traditional look and rounded edges that many claim make it more comfortable than the 4003.

The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system. Of course, the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch we'e known for make it a dream. It' no wonder we™ve received a steady demand of requests to bring this back.

This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the sixties. Iconic curves of maple form the body with a traditional Rosewood fingerboard. Dot inlays and no binding make this stand out from the standard 4003.

Includes hardshell case.

Features
  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 33.25"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Info not available
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: Custom
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10" (25.4cm)
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.688" (42.9mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: 2.125" (54mm)
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Info not available
  • Pickup switch: Yes
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: RIC
  • Tailpiece: RIC
  • Tuning machines: Schaller Deluxe
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case included
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: USA
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Review Snapshot

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Rickenbacker4003S Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Needed a little TLC

By JK

from Portland. Maine

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great Looking

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Rickenbacker 4003S Electric Bass Guitar:

Ric 4003S bass arrived needing a little TLC. Some tarnish on body and chrome work most likely due to storage and shipping, but rubbed right off.
The A string had some fret buzz. Took bass to Guitar Center in South Portland where technician, James, took some quality time making fine adjustments. I left with a great playing axe and confidence in Guitar Center and the services you provide. Great staff in SoPo, especially like to give a "shout out" to James who clearly loves what he does and is quite proficient at it! Thank you!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If I had 3 thumbs, I'd give it 3 thumbs up.

By Nathaniel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 4003S Electric Bass Guitar:

I love my new Rickenbacker! It looks gorgeous, sounds amazing and plays great. I didn't think I was ever going to use the vintage tone selector, but once I started messing around with it, I loved it! It works well with older songs. It's almost like having two basses in one. I recommend getting one for your collection.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass with a comfortable play-ability and great tone.

By Duncan Idaho

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Veratile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues
    • Vinatage Sound

    Comments about Rickenbacker 4003S Electric Bass Guitar:

    This bass has been a welcome addition to my collection. The sounds that you can get from this bass can match any genre of music. The push/pull vintage circuit is a great addition. Nice growl when everything is dialed in. The bridge gets a little getting used to, but is rock solid.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By John Q

    from Verona, NJ

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rickenbacker 4003S Electric Bass Guitar:

      I play guitar and now coming to play bass. The instrument is terrific - quality is great, looks great, finish (FG) is great and it plays nicely. Loving it. Case is high-quality, too.

      Need Schaller strap parts for the strap as they guitar part comes installed - fine for me since I can use the additional parts on one of my other instruments and swap the strap.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Ric!!!!

      By Pod

      from Goddard, KS

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4003S Electric Bass Guitar:

        My bass arrived just as described and when it was supposed to. It is beautiful, I love it and the people at Guitar Center, especially Celso in Wichita are the best!!!

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