The Rickenbacker 4003 Bass Guitar is equipped with two classic single coil pickups, and provides a versatile bass tone with plenty of ringing sustain. One of the most striking features of this bass guitar is its elegantly curved body and matching headstock. As well as providing a visual impact, this unique body shape provides easier access to the higher frets, along with comfort. Additional appointments include triangle inlays across the fingerboard, chrome hardware, and Schaller deluxe machine heads. Also includes a hardcase for easy transportation between performances.
*Due to the handcrafted nature of these instruments, estimated lead times of out of stock products can be 2 years and over.*
Product Ref: 9041
Few bass guitars come with such a distinct, recognisable sound as the 4003. As used by artists such as Lemmy (Motorhead), Paul McCartney (The Beatles) and Joe Satriani, this bass has been used on countless recordings and stages. The extensive tone options and high output pickups produce a range of driven sound, as well as a bass filled resonance. The 4003 model is the bass to last a lifetime.
The Rickenbacker 4003 is crafted from solid maple, joined with a maple neck which has a naturally bright quality, as well as having a weighted feel. Its elegantly curved body shape will stand out on any stage, and also provide the optimum comfort with its ergonomic cutaway design. The high gloss rosewood fretboard adds complex overtones, as well as being a comfortable and fast playing surface. It is also delicately decorated with pearloid sharkfin inlays.
Not only does the 4003 Bass guitar provide a distinctive appearance, it also features two single coil pickups that deliver its renowned ringing sustain, treble punch and underlying bass tones for Rickenbacker are known for. These pickups can be controlled via the volume and tone controls, along with the toggle switch. The bridge pickup also features a horseshoe pickup cover, which not only adds a visual appeal but also provides a clean tone, and a handy finger rest.