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Rickenbacker 4003W Natural Walnut

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The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument made famous for its ringing sustain, treble pun... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument made famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the maple fretboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features. Includes case.

Features
  • Body Type: Solid
  • No. Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 84.5cm (33-1/4'')
  • Neck Width at Nut: 42.9mm (1-11/16'')
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54mm (2-1/8'')
  • Crown Radius: 25.4cm (10'')
  • Body Wood: Walnut
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Maple
  • Weight: 4.1kg (9.0lb.)
  • Overall Length: 113.8cm (44-13/16'')
  • Overall Width: 34.3cm (13-1/2'')
  • Overall Depth: 31.8mm (1-1/4'')
  • Neck Binding: Yes
  • Fret Marker Style: Triangle
  • Tailpiece: RIC
  • Bridge: RIC
  • Neck Type: Through body
  • No. of Pickups: 2
  • Type of Pickups: Single-Coil
  • Output Type: Mono and Stereo
  • Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe
  • Includes case
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One year warranty on finish; otherwise, 5 year warranty from date factory-stamped on warranty.


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Rickenbacker4003W
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

It's a Ric, it will have odd features

By Frank Da Tank

from Murrieta,CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

      Great playing and sounding bass with a few quirks. The rear pickup cover gets in my way so I installed a Treble Bezel. There's never really a good place to anchor my thumb so I'm just all over the place. The binding rubs against my arm when I play it close to the bridge so I avoid that. Still, with the individual volume and tone controls for each pup plus the switching and vintage tone circuit, this bass is very flexible and full of great tones. Mine is also very light and very beautiful. Great move by Rickenbacker to offer it in natural finish walnut.

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Total disappointment, total garbage.

      By The Mad Jammer

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

        This is the worst bass guitar I've ever played, period. Two thousand dollars worth of disappointment and aggravation. Obviously, it's going back to GC, ASAP. I've waited for decades to buy a 4003, only to discover that Rickenbacker is turning out garbage these days. I never met a 4003 I didn't like, until I bought this wreck of a bass. Everything about it is bad: wood quality, appearance, finish, sound, tone, action, neck, fretboard, balance, etc. I've seen better maple in baseball bats, and better walnut in tables and chairs. The case is garbage, too. Run, do not walk, away from this guitar. Yet another classic has fallen to corporate indifference and incompetence.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautifuly crafted

        By Aldo Novelo

        from Hermosillo, Son. Mexico

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

          I bought this marvelous bass for my dad. He used to played with his fellow musicians back in the 70's and always wanted to have a Rickenbacker. Back on those days my mom (RIP) lend money to a friend to buy a 4003 fireburst... long story short, the mexican peso devaluated and he end up paying back just a fraction of that money, which turn my dad nuts. He resently talked to the guy, and he told him that he sold the Rickenbacker at a pawnshop...
          Nevermind, I'm glad he can now play this one. The wood and every piece of material that compose this bass guitar looks and feels beautiful. It came with a few scratches, but you have to look very close to note them.
          You will love to play it!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would but this bass again

          By Randy

          from Minier, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

            Plays and sounds amazing, came perfectly setup.

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