Rickenbacker 4003 MG

Electric Bass

When Paul McCartney decided on a new bass around 1966, it had subsequent consequences for the entire world of bass: suddenly, we were hearing what fantastic arrangements he was playing; melodic and simultaneously rhythmic, sometimes like a mini song within a song. Before then, his great ideas were often lost in the rest of the sound and only through reckless experimentation with sound controls on the old vinyl record players were we able to hear more of what he was actually playing.

The Rickenbacker Bass was primarily responsible for this sudden realisation of the bass, because only it could produce this new, special sound that no other bass guitar could match. Crisp, perhaps slightly hollow, and highly penetrating.

So it's no surprise that bassists wanting to contribute to the melody chose this bass. Chris Squire (Yes) was the early master, and Mike Rutherford played the Ricky for a long time; Geddy Lee and Roger Glover prove that it is best for rocking...

Not a standard bass - quite the opposite in fact: an exceptional bass for people who play exceptionally. The 4003 Maple glow keeps to old traditions and won't cost you your house.

  • Body: Maple
  • Neck-through-body
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood (metopium brownei) with triangle inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 845 mm
  • Nut width: 42.9 mm
  • Schaller Deluxe machine heads
  • Pickups: 2 Single coil bass pickups
  • Weight approx. 4.1 kg
  • Colour: Maple glow
  • Case included
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Further Information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Caribbean Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
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Rickenbacker 4003 MG
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Rickenbacker 4003 MG
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£1,899

Electric Bass When Paul McCartney decided on a new bass around 1966, it had subsequent consequences for the entire world of bass: suddenly, we were hearing what fantastic arrangements he was...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: JJ
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Rickenbacker 4003 Walnut
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Rickenbacker 4003 Walnut
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Electric Bass Body: Walnut, Neck-through-body, Fretboard: Maple, Triangle fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Pickups: 2 Bass single coils, Scale: 845 mm, Nut width: 42.9 mm, Schaller Deluxe machine heads,...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Walnut
  • Neck: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: JJ
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Rickenbacker 4003 AG 2020 Ltd.
Rickenbacker 4003 AG 2020 Ltd.
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£2,499

Rickenbacker 4003 AG 2020 Ltd. electric bass, maple body, maple neck (neck through body type), Caribbean Rosewood (Metopium Brownei) fretboard (with triangle inlays), 20 frets, 845mm scale, 42,9mm...

  • Limited: N/A
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: SS
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: SS
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Rickenbacker 4003S W
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Rickenbacker 4003S W
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£1,739

Electric Bass Body: Walnut with rounded edges, Neck-through-body, Fretboard: Maple, Dot fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 845 mm, Nut width: 42.9 mm, Pickups: 2 Bass single coils, Schaller Deluxe...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Walnut
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: SS
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: JJ
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Rickenbacker 4003 FG
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Rickenbacker 4003 FG
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£1,929

Electric Bass When Paul McCartney decided on a new bass around 1966, it had ongoing consequences for the entire world of bass: suddenly we were hearing what fantastic arrangements he was playing;...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: JJ
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Rickenbacker 4003 JG
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Electric Bass When Paul McCartney decided on a new bass around 1966, it had ongoing consequences for the entire world of bass: suddenly we were hearing what fantastic arrangements he was playing;...

  • Limited: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: JJ
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Rickenbacker 4003 MG 2020 Ltd.
Rickenbacker 4003 MG 2020 Ltd.
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£2,499

Electric Bass Maple body, Maple neck (neck through body), Caribbean rosewood (Metopium Brownei) fretboard (with triangle inlays), 20 Frets, 845 mm Scale, 42.9 mm Nut width, Schaller Deluxe machine...

  • Limited: N/A
  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Body: N/A
  • Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Longscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: SS
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: SS
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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