Rickenbacker - Pierre Schwartz

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Rickenbacker 4001 1974 (mono version, neck through)


Under construction pic to come

Originally introduced an upgrade to the Rickenbacker 4000, the Rickenbacker 4001 is one of the all-time classic rock basses.

Offered with a combination of a fat Rickenbacker bass pickup at the bridge and a smaller bar pickup at the neck, the 4001 gave bassists a wide range of big bass tones to work with.

Starting in 1971, stereo “Rick-O-Sound” outputs became standard on the 4001. 

Years of Production: 
1961 - 1986

Body Style: 
“Cresting Wave” solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Neck-thru construction, triangular inlay, bound neck, Ric-O-Sound wiring

Finish Specifications: 
Mapleglo was available on the 4001 starting in 1965. 

Notable Players:
 Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Lemmy Kilmister, Cliff Burton

Contact info: pierreschwartz@pierreschwartz.com