Rickenbacker 4003 Walnut

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
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case included
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Colour Natural
Soundboard Walnut
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
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Excellent bass
Wazy, 05.06.2019
Waited a long time to get my hands on this bass and I am well pleased in all respects.
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Très satisfait
birdoc, 18.02.2016
Très satisfait de cette basse!

Avantages:
- Son top avec un fort caractère.
- En groupe, perce bien dans le mix. (Testée principalement sur des Ampeg en studio de repet jusqu'à ce jour)
- Belle finition
- Système propre à Rick de palm mute intégré au bridge (des mousses qu'on met en contact, ou non, avec les cordes.)
- Flight case fourni

Désavantages:
- Prévoir un réglage par un pro à l'arrivée. Car bien que réglée à la sortie de fab, après le voyage (USA>Allemagne>...) jusqu'en France pour ma part, il est fort probable qu'elle soit un peu déréglée.
- Jeu en palm mute, tradi au pouce, impossible telle quelle (en gros si vous voulez jouer en palm mute c'est possible mais va falloir adapter un peu votre basse notamment au niveau du cache micro & bridge > ce que beaucoup de bassistes finissent par faire)
- Manque un peu d'endroit ou poser son pouce pour jouer aux doigts. Après il existe des solutions... comme pour quasi tout.
- La fabrication du flight case n'est pas du même niveau que la basse, il reste bien, mais des petits détails gênent (attaches qui ressortent un peu trop et empêchent de poser le flight sur le côté de façon très stable, à ce prix là, on a pas trop envie de jouer avec la chance.)

Pas de soucis avec Thomann, livraison en France via UPS ok.
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Mein bester je gespielter Bass
msalomon, 04.07.2018
es ist unglaublich wie gut dieser Bass ist; er singt in den Höhen und ist solide in den Bässen - der fabelhafte Ton der Walnussholzes wird sehr gut reproduziert. Ich habe auch einen 4003 in Jetglow Lackierung. Der Walnut klingt heller und transparenter. Macht sich sehr positiv bei Akkorden in den hohen Lagen bemerkbar.

Der Bass ist nicht lackiert sondern geölt. Die Haptik bezüglich des Holzes gefällt mir sehr gut. Man ist viel mehr in Kontakt mit dem Holz als bei einem lackierten Instrument.

Die Maserung es Holzes ist individuell. Ich habe 3 Walnut ausprobieren können; jeder sieht anders aus.

Bespielbarkeit (kein Fender ähnlicher Hals) und Saitenlage ab Werk waren ohne Tadel. Verarbeitungsmängel konnte ich keine erkennen.

Wem der Sound gefällt ist mit dem Instrument gut bedient. Für meine Vorlieben ist es der optimale Bass.

Die Verfügbarkeit des Basses ist nicht immer gegeben. Ich habe den ersten Walnut vor ca. 2 Jahren in der Hand gehabt und beim Kauf gezögert. Das hat mir 2 Jahre lang leid getan, da der Bass in dieser Zeit nicht erhältich war. Scheinbar werden nur kleine Mengen produziert. Wer also einen will - schnell zuschlagen sonst wird es problematisch.
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Ein Klassiker!
Dr.Tofu, 03.05.2015
Was soll man zu diesem Instrument noch schreiben?
Lange war der 4003 schon ein Traum von mir. Mit der Ausführung mit Walnusskorpus und Ahornhals hat mich Rickenbacker dann sofort als Kunden gewonnen. Die Optik erinnert stark an Lemmys Bass, was ja an sich nicht schlimm ist. Der Sound ist einfach nur großartig. In Kombination mit einem entsprechend aufgedrehtem Röhrentop einfach unschlagbar. Der Hals ist in den ersten Minuten zwar etwas gewöhnungebedürftig, danach möchte man nie wieder etwas anderes spielen - traumhaft. Saitenlage top, alles prima voreingestellt. Der Bass spielt sich im Sitzen als auch am Gurt sehr angenehm. Der Preis ist natürlich eine andere Sache... Aber wer Rickenbacker will, muss eben auch Rickenbacker kaufen.
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