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Classic 60s character
Distinctive, iconic, unforgettable. That classy single-coil tone is here, and it's perfect for making a statement. With a duo of sonic power, the Rickenbacker 4003S5 performs with immense clarity. Explore all that immersive bite and gritty attack single coils are known for. While famed Rickenbacker bass character takes you soaring back to the sixties. Punchy, dreamy, dynamic.
With demands from a multitude of musicians, the 4003 model is back. Oozing tradition, a fifth string for even more sonic possibilities, and unmistakable Rickenbacker tone. Experience all the searing sonic attitude you know and love. While some modern design tweaks make this 4003S5 5-String Bass a dream for live performance and studio work. Delve into a range of techniques, and experience an incredible response to your individuality. You can also make your own sound, your own sound. By tweaking a choice of four rotary dials, you have everything at your fingertips to up your game and deliver a sonic fusion. Plus, a pickup switch allows you to make dynamic changes in sound and enables you to get creative with performance. Push to explore a standard Rickenbacker voice, pull to unleash tones of days gone by...
A true legend. Seen in the hands of many famous artists from Motorhead's Lemmy to The Beatles' Paul McCartney, there's a reason why many musicians turned to Rickenbacker. From iconic, history-making tone to sublime playability, as well as distinctive looks. And now it's your turn to experience a version of guitar heaven too.
Bringing you the traditional style, rounded edges, comfortable curves and an all-new and improved truss rod system, combined. Featuring a solid maple body, you have extra sonic character that's bursting for release. Adding a touch of brightness, and delicious ringing sustain. Plus, this Rickenbacker 4003S5 prides on its sleek, smooth feel and incredible playability. Making it perfect for fast-paced basslines and much, much more. One thing's for sure, there's certainly nothing standard about the 4003S5. Player-friendly with a lightweight feel, this is a Bass that wants you to do nothing more than find true expression.
Hardware from the original innovators
Schaller. The name says it all. With a world renowned rep, Schaller hardware has become a must-have for many musicians, globally. From the early days in 1945, Schaller has developed themselves into one of the most highly-regarded suppliers throughout the music industry.
Priding on innovation, quality, and service, the people at Schaller want to bring you the hard-wearing, long-lasting hardware and components you need to put your performance at its peak. So, this Rickenbacker 5-String Bass features Schaller deluxe tuners for superb stability and pitch that holds, even when driven to the max. The 4003S5 also features a Schaller 3D-5 bridge. A roller bridge that's immensely reliable for minimising string breaks while maintaining tuning stability and intonation. Plus, using the roller bridge saddles, you have three-dimensional adjustment of string height, string spacing, and intonation. And sonically, the Schaller 3D-5 brings added sustain too. Hardware that'll last - performance after performance.
- Product: Rickenbacker 4003S5 5-String Bass, Jetglo
- Code: 504003S5JG
- Series: 4003
- Body Material: Maple
- Body Type: Solid
- Body Shape: Double Cutaway 4000
- Colour: Jetglo
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Type: Through Body
- Fingerboard Material: Chechen - Caribbean Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
- Number of Frets: 20
- Overall Length: 113.8 cm
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Schaller Deluxe
- Bridge: Schaller 3D-5
- Pickguard: White
- Output Type: Mono
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge Pickup: Single Coil
- Neck Pickup: Single Coil
- Controls: Bass Volume/ Bass Tone/ Treble Volume/ Treble Tone/ Push - Standard/ Pull - Vintage
- Pickup Switching: Yes
- Fifth String: Low B String Gauge - 0.12
- Included: Vintage Hardcase