Production of the iconic Rickenbacker 4001 bass began in 1961.
The 4001 is a “Deluxe” version of the first Rickenbacker 4000 bass. In addition to a visual upgrade, the 4001 offers two pickups (a single pickup was mounted on the 4000).
The design created by luthier Roger Rossmeisl features the famous silhouette of the Rickenbacker head as well as the “crested-wave” body, originally created for the Rickenbacker 4000.
The 4001 is built with a through neck, solid wood body, double truss rod, triangular dens, pickup selector, and two jack inputs: one traditional and one “Rick-O-Sound” (for stereo use) . In 1981, Rickenbacker replaced the 4001 with the more modern 4003.
The Rickenbacker 4001 is one of the most iconic basses in rock history.
The list of legendary bassists to have played on a Rickenbacker 4001 is far too long. But this list includes bassists like Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Paul McCartney (Beatles, Wings), Chris Squire (Yes) or Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) …
Pimp Your Tone presents this very beautiful Rickenbacker 4001 in Mapleglo (natural wood) finish from 1974.
A light bass whose color has turned “honey”, very easy to play with a bass action following the perfect tuning of our luthier.
This Rickenbacker offers sumptuous particularly deep sounds for a 4001.
Exclusively at Pimp Your Tone !
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