Rickenbacker® Model 4005/8WB

Rickenbacker 4005-8

Model 4005/8WB

An eight string model 4005 bass. This particular instrument belongs to Oyama Katsuyuki who has a very fine collection of Rickenbacker guitars and basses. 

Rickenbacker 4005-8

This bass is very rare and there were only a few made. The headstock is very different from other 4005 models. It's made to accommodate eight tuners.

Rickenbacker 4005-8

Kluson tuners of two different models.

Rickenbacker 4005-8

The bridge used on all 4005 models was the same. The model 4005/6 had a six saddle bridge as shown here. The model 4005 and 4005/8 had the same but with four saddles. John Hall at Rickenbacker says: " - it was just a matter having the holes for the intonation screws placed in a different spot"

!!!The bass on the photos has a six saddle bridge. Maybe it was made like this after all or maybe the bridge has been replaced. There are small traces after guitar strings on all saddles. I will try to find out.!!!

Rickenbacker 4005-8

Six saddles.....

Rickenbacker 4005-8

Jackplate with serial # GL 4833 (Dec 1967)


Courtesy of Oyama Katsuyuki 

Pictures shot on March 3, 2000 for Björn Eriksson´s Rickenbacker Page.       

© 2000 Björn Eriksson

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