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Rickenbacker 4003W Natural Walnut

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1392046792393
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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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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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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Rickenbacker4003W
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(6 of 6 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!

    (4 of 10 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.

      (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.

         
        5.0

        If you are thinking about a Ric, this one is awesome.

        By Joe

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

        Beautiful instrument. Lighter than I thought it would be. Set up with low action and after tuning was ready to play. Sounds fantastic. I especially like the ability to switch on the 4001 tone.

         
        4.0

        I like it

        By John

        from Baltimore, Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

            I've had this bass for about 2 months now. I love the tones you can get out of it, smooth as butter. It's an eye catcher too, I'm always getting comments on it. The neck is thick compared to my Ibanez and LTD basses, but the more I play it the more I get used to it. The entire bass is also unfinished so it's very smooth and fast on the neck. I haven't had any issues setting it up or getting the action low enough, the bridges lowers just fine for me. The treble pick up cover is definitely in the way of my normal playing position, going to be taking it off soon. I got a good deal with the salesman at guitar center so it helped to swallow the price tag also. I haven't had it too long but it's quickly becoming my favorite.

             
            5.0

            It's a Ric, it will have odd features

            By FRANK

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

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            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.

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