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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Rickenbacker 4003W Natural Walnut 

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Overview
  • Body Type: Solid
  • No. Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 84.5cm (33-1/4'')
Description & Specs
  • MSRP: 
    $2,159.00

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      Rickenbacker

      A body style and sound that is beloved by Ric fans now in gorgeous walnut.

      The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument made famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the maple fretboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features. Includes case.

      Features
      • Body Type: Solid
      • No. Frets: 20
      • Scale Length: 84.5cm (33-1/4'')
      • Neck Width at Nut: 42.9mm (1-11/16'')
      • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54mm (2-1/8'')
      • Crown Radius: 25.4cm (10'')
      • Body Wood: Walnut
      • Neck Wood: Maple
      • Fingerboard Wood: Maple
      • Weight: 4.1kg (9.0lb.)
      • Overall Length: 113.8cm (44-13/16'')
      • Overall Width: 34.3cm (13-1/2'')
      • Overall Depth: 31.8mm (1-1/4'')
      • Neck Binding: Yes
      • Fret Marker Style: Triangle
      • Tailpiece: RIC
      • Bridge: RIC
      • Neck Type: Through body
      • No. of Pickups: 2
      • Type of Pickups: Single-Coil
      • Output Type: Mono and Stereo
      • Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe
      • Includes case

      Rickenbacker has been turning heads and turning up ears for years. Get yours today!

       
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      Rickenbacker4003W
       
      5.0

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (4)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Solid electronics (4)
      • Fun to play (3)
      • Good pick up (3)

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          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simple Perfection !

          By Rick Kloskey

          from Spartanburg, SC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Neck Action
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • VERY light weight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • It's Now My Go To Bass

          Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

          Rickenbacker has always been known for quality and this bass is no exception. The fit and finish is perfect. The walnut stain is absolutely gorgeous and the tone is dead on for any style.
          It is such a comfortable feel and weight that makes it perfect for extended playing. It's now my favorite workhorse bass.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A TOTAL ACHIEVING OF RICKENBACKER

          By Low freq

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Everything In This Bass
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • I Love This Bass
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Nothing at all

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Works For Everything

          Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

          This bass is a reunion of the best things of Rickenbacker, plus extra amazing features. First, the neck width is a little thinner than the typical chunky 4003's made during the last decade, which makes it very comfortable and easy to play. Even when the construction has different body wings made with walnut, the distinctive Rick sound is there and intact. Amazing additions are the maple fingerborad which gives a very nice growl to the general sound; also the walnut body wings makes this bass very light, compared with the classic 4003 all made with maple. Finally, the oil finish: Besides being GORGEOUS, it gives a great sensitivity to the neck. Action out of the box was a little ackward to me, but that was corrected in 3 minutes with the allen keys. Excelent response of the truss rods and hardware. Also, the binding, inlays, hardware and finish are totally perfect. This bass is a masterpiece. Summarizing, this is one of the most beautiful Ricks 4003 even made, and also one of the fastest necks ever made for Rick basses (perhaps the exception could be those 4001 from the mid 80's with necks as thinner as a Fender Geddy Lee JB). FIND YOUR 4003W RIGHT NOW.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A GREAT RICK !

          By Fred

          from Rockledge Fl

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

            Feels good to write the first review of this model AND to get one of the first ones from Rickenbacker .(Thank you Musician's Friend !) The bass has an amazing feel to it . Sound is typically like a 4003 , (I own two , one in Fireglo)).
            The finish is beautiful !! This bass is in very high demand right now so if you are lucky to find one , get it ! And --to Musician's Friend --thank you for your AMAZING customer service I'm a customer for life

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rickenbacker really outdid themselves.

            By Tom P.

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rickenbacker 4003W:

                I'm really amazed at the workmanship on these 4003 Walnut series basses. I own 2 other Rickenbacker basses, a 2006 4003 Mapleglo and a 1979 4001 Jetglo. This outplays both of them for a number of reasons.

                First, the neck is really quick for a Rickenbacker. The thickness is somewhere in between the chunky Mapleglo and one of the narrowest necks I've played on the Jetglo. But the best part about it is the satin finish. The paint on the 4001 slows you down, and the thick lacquer on the other 4003 is really annoying, especially when you start sweating a bit. This is so smooth and easy to play that I don't know why Rickenbacker doesn't finish all their necks this way.

                Second, the electronics are like nothing I've seen before on a Rick. This bass is dead quiet. The electronics are really responsive - you can really unlock the full dynamic capabilities of the bass with these pickups (which seem like they've been updated for this year). For passive pickups, these really impressed me.

                Finally, the consistency in sound at different places on the neck is usually the most discouraging thing about Ricks. This does not suffer from those usual faults. The sound out of this is rock solid and incredibly consistent - which once again, might have something to do with the pickups.

                The bottom line is that this is a fantastic bass. If you own another Rickenbacker, the tonal characteristics of the maple fingerboard and walnut body are different enough to make this a worthwhile upgrade or addition to your collection. If you don't, this is the one to get. They're only making them for 2014, so now's your chance.

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