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4003 FG

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The Classic Rickenbacker bass - famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the Rosewood fingerboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features.

Body Type: Solid
No. Frets: 20
Scale Length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
Neck Width at Nut: 42.9 mm (1 11/16'')
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54.0 mm (2 1/8'')
Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10'')
Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
Overall Length: 113.8 cm (44 13/16'')
Overall Width: 34.3 cm (13 1/2'')
Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (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

4003 Fireglo Rickenbacker Bass5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I played a 4001 Black 1974 for approx. 20 years. Left it in a closet for a few years because I started playing 5 string Bass. Thought it was sad to have such a great Bass sitting in a closet so I sold it in 2004 for $900.00 (stupid me) I regretted it afterwards since the Ric has such a specific and unique sound. Stopped in at Long & McQuade last week and to my surprise, they had a 2016 Fireglo 4003 that had just came in. I picked it up and it had the sound I remembered. Couldn't leave it hanging there so I had to buy it. The only disappointment I have is that it has the dot inlays instead of the regular half fret inlays. Not the end of the world but I think it looks much nicer with their half fret inlays. Besides that, great Bass.
Posted by Bob on Jun 14, 2016
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the hyped up Bass0 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought my bass a few years ago and after a while the tail piece started to lift so I installed a Hipshot custom made one that cured the problem. Overall the bass is not bad but not as good sounding as my 1982 4003 sb bass which has the toaster top neck pick up and rounded non bound body edges.
Posted by george lange on Dec 22, 2015
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Bucket List Bass2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I've always wanted one and found it on the L&M website. It arrived from out west in 4 days! Best I've ever played!
Posted by Mark Williams on Dec 17, 2015
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Rickenbacker 4003-best bass you can buy6 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
First off I would like to say that when they say it could take up to two years to get your order shipped, they aren't kidding. I ordered my RIC in March of 2008 and received it mid 2010. Anyhow, the bass was definitely worth the wait. It is by far the best bass I have ever owned or played (that includes a $10,000 fodera). It is perfect if you are looking to get a real old school tone with good girth and CRAZY BOTTOM END (more than my 1963 precision bass with 22 year old LaBella flats on it) right out of the box. It was set up just to my taste (which certainly is not everyone else's) with a medium-high action and a dead straight neck. Right away, I slapped on a set of labella "1954" fender-style flats, and boy this baby is the thumpiest, smoothest sounding bass I have ever heard (no chris squire tone here boys and girls). I can see the pickup cover getting in the way of some people's playing, but I have a playing style similar to Nick St Nicholas of steppenwolf, so the cover is not even close to problematic. The fit and finish is absolutely stunning, and it is so beautiful, the only time I have ever let it out of my house was when I took it home from the store. Overall, if you have the funds and are not expecting the terrible trebly click and clank that others seem to think that Rickenbackers get, then do not hesitate. Get yours now!
Posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2015
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nothing sounds Like a Ricky3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I bought this bass few months ago and really happy i got one . I have few basses but, nothing sounds like a ricky .Great Low action , Nicely usa made and well put together.New 4003 has switch which will give you the earlier 4001 treble sound .Really cant ask for much more .
Posted by Lee C on Apr 23, 2015
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Two-Timing SOB18 of 20 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I am "married" to my Fender American Deluxe P-Bass, which can easily spoil you and keep you from looking anywhere else. But when a friend introduced me to his Rikki" last summer, I had an affair and fell in love with it...now I have a "mistress". Guess that makes me a "two-timing, son of a bass"!
Posted by Paul Ramm on Nov 15, 2014
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N/A1 of 15 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2014
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Labour of love not built for a Canadian climate.7 of 14 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
It plays great in the summer months when you're not constantly adjusting the truss rods. One goes convex, while the other concave. I can't believe it didn't rip itself apart. The screws on the mute pad get in the way of palm muting. recording can be tricky as the pickups emit a constant buzz. Useless plastic pickup cover. On the plus side: - Great tones for slap and finger work (not so much for chords). - Balanced weight - Aesthetically pleasing. - Neck feels great when adjusted properly (...but for how long?). I've been playing bass for twenty years. I played this one for six of those years, perpetually disappointed. Do yourself a favour, try other basses in this price range. THIS BASS IS TRUELY A LABOUR OF LOVE.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2014
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The Best Bass4 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
While I don't have the 4003, I do have a 4001 that I purchased new from Long and McQuade back in 1980. Ricky for me is the real deal. The only one. Not one issue.
Posted by MikeM on Feb 14, 2014
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Brilliant Guitar!6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This bass is absolutely fantastic! It has that signature Ricky growl but it offers a great deal of possible tone combinations. PLENTY of features for a bass. I really can't get enough of playing this thing. The only cons are it tends to be trickier to play than a P-bass and it's a little less forgiving of sloppy play. That and the pickup guard isn't for everyone and if you play finger-style mainly, you'll find yourself modifying your bass right away. I'll always have this bass and I'll always love it. Sexy, gorgeous sounding... too many good things to say about it!
Posted by Brian on Nov 25, 2013
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Holy Grail of Bass Guitars6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I ordered this bass in late September and I was told it would be about a two year wait (at max). A couple of weeks later I had received a call saying that my bass was in town against all odds. I did not have all the money saved up due to the fact I was not expecting it so soon, but when I went down to Long & Mcquade to play it I could not leave without it! This bass is my go to bass and it has a perfect tone and a sweet smooth sound when using your fingers! And it`s nice to have a pick for a more sharp, aggressive sound! This bass can do anything you want it to do and it is worth every penny!
Posted by Ben on Nov 20, 2013
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SCOTT PILGRIM BASS5 of 24 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
'nuff said
Posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2013
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