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Rickenbacker Bass Guitar Section => Rickenbacker Bass Models => Topic started by: Björn Eriksson (admin) on March 26, 2007, 12:37:12 AM

Title: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: Björn Eriksson (admin) on March 26, 2007, 12:37:12 AM
Once upon a time I had this '74 4001 and I don't think I have ever played a better bass. I have tried a number of basses but this one is outstanding! All that is left is this very poor recording I made just to let my 6 & 12-string guitars and the bass play together. I will look for a photo of this trio and post it later.
http://www.rickbeat.com/videoandsound/sillylove.mp3 (http://www.rickbeat.com/videoandsound/sillylove.mp3)
(http://www.rickbeat.com/gallery/bjorn/front4.jpg)
Here they are...
(http://www.rickbeat.com/ricks3.jpg) (http://www.rickbeat.com/old-fav.jpg)
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: beatlesboy on April 16, 2007, 05:52:41 PM
Will a 4001C64 fall under this thread? Or should it have its own?  ;D

A beautiful guitar... it will someday have a hipshot... or not... why not?
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: bassbob on April 24, 2007, 11:49:46 PM
Ah, That's a nice one David, can't wait to see it with the Hipshot. Incidentally; Bjorn, here's a few shots of my 74' fireglo.
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p137/bobstefntes/DSC01463.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p137/bobstefntes/DSC01464.jpg)
Thanks for the cool site.


Bassbob
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: beatlesboy on April 25, 2007, 07:08:33 PM
Bassbob, I will post pics as soon as I get the Hipshot. After what I've been reading about it, here's hoping my sound rocks!

Or is it Bassb**b? Just kidding (and running for cover)  ;D
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: bassbob on April 27, 2007, 10:56:54 AM
Watch it there Beatlesboy.he he ;)
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: Peter on December 23, 2007, 11:56:25 AM
Bjorn: That recording of Silly Love Songs is very well played. The tone of the 4001 is really unequaled by other basses. I see another 4001 in your future.  ;D
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: Björn Eriksson (admin) on December 23, 2007, 12:15:06 PM
Thank you for your comment on my old recording, I have also seen another 4001 in my dreams but as it is now, it's far away. However, one day I'll get me a great Rickenbacker bass and I will hold on to it no matter what happens.
Title: Re: My Rickenbacker 4001
Post by: Peter on January 04, 2008, 05:30:51 PM
The early 1970s Rickenbacker 4001 models are becoming more collectible every day and based on the tone in your clip and your photo it is for a good reason, Bjorn.

In a fair number of cases there are still 60s features on a number of basses manufactured in 1970 and 1970. The fireglo finish is also stunning on these models.