Simon Mole´s Rickenbacker® collection

Two AzurGlo 4001's - both date from 1976; the one on the right is my main "workhorse" bass.

 

4003, Fireglo from Aug '82 and a beautiful 1997 from Aug '96 (with an Ac'cent vibrato in the forground).

 

A Burgundyglo 4001(L) from Jan '78, and a beautiful 4005 Mapleglo (R) from Nov '74 - the previous owner in America fitted an additional "toaster" pickup - all three pickups now have simple, individual on/off switches.....the most fun-to-play bass ever!!

 

A 4003S8 in Jetglo from Feb '98 - the nut is a brass replacement, and the octave - to normal strings have been reversed in position - consequently very easy to play - twice I've taken this to gigs meaning to use it for one song, but it sounded so great I used it for the whole show.

 

4001V63 Jan '99 Fireglo - excellent bass! I bought it from New and I'm still a bit scared to risk gigging with it!!

 

Three in Mapleglo - 4001V63 ('98), 360 ('95) and a 4003S ('92) - all secondhand, but not a mark on them!

This line up photo is a bit dark I'm afraid. It shows left to right: One of the Azurglos, a checkerboard 4001 (July '72), Autumnglo 4001S (later dual pickguard fitted in April '82), Mapleglo 4003S, Burgundyglo 4001, Jetglo 4001 (Nov '81) and the other Azurglo 4001 (when bought incorrectly fitted with black pickguard/nameplate) (Black Trim? ..Björn's comment)

A July '72 4001 with checkerboard bindings and all the pre ' 73 features (a very delicate feel to this small bass).

A doublebound 360/12 - I confess that I was looking for a 360/12V64, but this had just been disccontinued -  and this one said - BUY ME!!

Rickenbacker Model 4001CS

Model 4001CS from December 1998 (#768 of 1000)

Oct 1977 Mapleglo 4001 and a 4001 Fireglo from June 1989.

My trusty Mapleglo 4005 and a black example from May 1979 - this one is unbelievably mint!!

A White 4001 from July 1976 (updated with white scratchplate and trussrod cover) and a black 4003S from Nov 1996.

March 1989 4001V63 (with non-standard pearloid scratchplate) and a 325V59 from Oct 1997.

 

Below are the LATEST PHOTOS added on Feb 22, 2003

My skyblue 4001V63 - the crushed perloid scratchplate really compliments the color!!

My skyblue 4001V63 - the crushed perloid scratchplate really compliments the color!!

Left to right: 4001S, 4001S, 4080 doubleneck, 4003S and a checkerbound 4001

Left to right: 4001S, 4001S, 4080 doubleneck, 4003S and a checkerbound 4001

Left to right: 4003S/8, 4005, 4004 Cheyenne, and two "specials": A cream yellow 4003S (with Chris Squire style updates) and a 4001V63, now in Fender Sonic Blue (with perloid scratchplate)!

Left to right: 4003S/8, 4005, 4004 Cheyenne, and two "specials": A cream yellow 4003S (with Chris Squire style updates) and a 4001V63, now in Fender Sonic Blue (with perloid scratchplate)!

Left to right: 4003S, 4003 (both with two-piece pickguards), 4001CS, 4001V63 and 4001

Left to right: 4003S, 4003 (both with two-piece pickguards), 4001CS, 4001V63 and 4001

Left to right: 4001, 4001 checkerbound, 4005, 4001S and 4001S, all in Azurglo.

Left to right: 4001, 4001 checkerbound, 4005, 4001S and 4001S, all in Azurglo.

Left to right: 4003S, 4001 checkerbound, white 4001, 4003S/8 and a 4001

Left to right: 4003S, 4001 checkerbound, white 4001, 4003S/8 and a 4001

Left to right: 360 (accent vibrato tailpiece), 4001V63, Jetglo 4005, 4001V63, 360/12WB

Left to right: 360 (accent vibrato tailpiece), 4001V63, Jetglo 4005, 4001V63, 360/12WB

Left to right: 4001V63 (sonic blue) again, 1997, 360/12V64, 325V59, 360/12

Left to right: 4001V63 (sonic blue) again, 1997, 360/12V64, 325V59, 360/12

Below are the LATEST PHOTOS added on Aug 21, 2003

Model 4005 once owned by John Entwhistle of The Who

One more photo......

John Entwhistle with the Model 4005 now owned by Simon Mole


New additions to the Gallery February 21, 2005

Rickenbacker Model 330

Rickenbacker Model 360/12 with a dedication to Simon from Roger McGuinn

Rickenbacker 4001 with Horseshoe and toaster. Set Neck!

Rickenbacker Model 360/12 x 2

Rickenbacker Models 4001 and 4003S

Rickenbacker Model 4080

And now for something completely different!

Rickenbacker Model 4004 converted to an 8-string!!

Photos and text: Simon Mole

© 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Björn Eriksson

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