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Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar  

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        A '60s masterpiece.

        The Rickenbacker 4001C64 is a faithful re-creation of the other bass played by Paul McCartney during The Beatles era. With neck-through construction, it offers great sustain and tone.

        The neck has a striped headstock, runs the entire length of the body, and is narrow, fast, and eminently playable. The reversed headstock features walnut wings on either side of a maple center. The neck pickup is the wonderful Ric scatter-wound toaster model, while the bridge has the original style horseshoe pickup. The micro-adjustable bridge had individual string saddles and allows for perfect intonation. The 3-way pickup selector combines with four rotary pots for volume and tone.

        Includes hardshell case.

        Features
        • Faithful re-creation of the other bass played by Paul McCartney in The Beatles era
        • Neck-through construction for sustain and tone
        • Fast, playable neck
        • Reversed headstock features walnut wings on either side of maple center
        • Scatter-wound toaster model neck pickup
        • Original style horseshoe pickup at bridge
        • Micro-adjustable bridge with individual string saddles

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        Rickenbacker4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar
         
        5.0

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Classic late 60's tone

        By Rob W-ZYVjM

        from Maryland

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        I have both the 4001C64 purchased recently, and 4001C64S model I bought in the 90's. The difference in tone with the same strings is very subtle, if any (I think the S model might be a little brighter, but it's hard to tell). There are also some minor cosmetic differences. Both, though, when played with flatwounds and a pick, give you that late 60's Beatles tone like on "Paperback Writer," "Rain," and the Sgt Pepper basslines. Mix in some direct-in and you get tone on "Something." Play closer to the tailpiece and you get the tone on "Silly Love Songs," or way further down for "Goodnight Tonight." With roundwounds and treble up a bit and switch on the bridge position you get the Chris Squire sound on Yes and some of the other 70's trebly tones.This is a really versatile, classic rock bass perfect for a classic rock cover band like mine! Just watch it when you're on break between sets because I'm sure a lot of people would like to walk off with it...

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I saw this rick today, oh boy

        By beatlefan65-3dGVG

        from joliet, IL

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        my dad has an original 1980 and i love it. it plays like a god. fast neck, and i love the toaster pickups. great for gigs, recording, or just wishing you were sir Paul Himself

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Buy it.

        By Coonman

        from NYC

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        Between this and my 1965 vintage Gibson EB-3, I can't figure out which one I like better. So I don't. Two completely different types of bass anyway.......The Ricky is fabulous and a work of art. Quality of construction and finish is second to none.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The British Invasion

        By Monty Budwhig

        from California

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        The British Invasion was won with this one. The Beatles, Who, Yes and many others used this bass. This instrument faithfully revisits the Rickenbackers finest hour. It is true that this bass sounds like no other. My first bass was a 1972 4001 going through an SVT & two SVT cabinets. After several years of chasing the Chris Squire sound, I moved on to other basses. When Rickenbacker released the Chris Squire model, I got one, and love it. This model has the same pickups as the Chris Squire model and that is the secret to the Rick sound. The toaster model neck pickup has a glassy top end and a clear bottom that goes forever. The horseshoe bridge pickup has more of P bass tone and presence. With rotosound strings it sounds like the bottom end of a Grand Piano. One major plus with this guitar is it does not have binding around the fretboard. Using round wound strings will eat through the frets quickly, and with the models that do have binding, it is very expensive to replace the frets as it is a major surgery. The bridge on these things is a very poor design, however it will stay in tune once you get the intonation correct. The paint job on all the Rickenbackers is superb.If you want the classic english sound then this is the guitar is a must have. It is pricey but Ricks do continually go up in value... as a Ferrari does. But be warned it is a finicky instrument... if you are traveling, and putting hard miles on your guitar... go for a tank like a G&L

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ric is the best

        By WALRUS

        from GRAIN VALLEY MO.

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        Been in the business for 42 yrs. love the new 2009 4003 rics. thicker neck adds to tone, and body color is darker i beleive. tone is all ricy love the highs and blow your head off lows...

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dream of a lifetime

        By Spud Lite-hK-sY

        from Ottawa, Canada

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        As soon as I started listening to Yes, I knew that I had to own a 4001 Ricky. I'm quite sure that the new ones are as good as the old. Mine's a 1978 model that I bi-amp with the bridge pickup through an old Traynor YGM-3, and the neck pickup through a Bogen CHP-50 and a single 15" bass cab. It's more fun than I could possibly describe. The instrument is built to last, and is dead easy to play, even for a guy with nasty, stubby little fingers.

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        5.0

        The Best

        By dre

        from Toronto, Canada

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        If you want the best bass - this is it.Combine a guitar head with a bass bin for superb range.

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        5.0

        I've been playing 4001s for 30 yrs.

        By Henry A.

        from Laurel, MD.

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        I bought my first Ric 4001 in 1977 . This bass makes me faster than I am. I have played disco, pop, metal, rockabilly etc... I have not picked up my P bass in years and the P is a very good bass. The one thing I did before I discovered strap locks was to move the top strap button underneath so, with the strap lock on the bottom, it doesn't slip off.

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        5.0

        Greatest Bass Ever!

        By Seamus

        from Millersville, MD

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        This bass guitar is the coolest looking guitar I've ever seen. It definitely looks best in red. The fretboard design is neat, and it plays pretty well with the type of music I play. It really sounds good with overdrive or any kind of distortion. If you want distortion for this guitar, I would recommend getting a Boss effects pedal or Boss distortion Pedal. Definitely the best guitar I have ever played.

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        5.0

        I was surprised by its low end

        By Sinjin32

        from San Francisco, CA

        Comments about Rickenbacker 4001C64 C Series Electric Bass Guitar:

        I'm new to Rickenbacker basses and had always heard that they were bright lead-type basses with a lot of punch. Well, that may be true, but this thing also has low-end that puts my Stingray and P-Bass to shame.I wish that the bridge were a bit more traditional -- it's somewhat hard to adjust the intonation while it is still strung, and it doesn't have individually-adjustable saddles. The dual truss-rod system also intimidates me. Aside from that, I love this bass. It's extremely versatile, far more so than I would have thought given the reputation of "the Ric sound." And it is *thunderous*. It may not be the best choice for all types of music, but it is truly a rock bass.

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