Up for sale, a 1990 Rickenbacker 4003S/5 in exceptional, collector-grade condition and in perfect working order. An exceedingly rare custom color 5-string iteration of the 4001S platform, this bass is also decidedly more vintage-centric than Rickenbacker's current iteration of the 4003S/5. And u nlike most Rickenbacker colors that receive the "glo" suffix, this rare factory color is simply dubbed "Red, " with the factory markings for this custom color present in the control cavity. Retaining the unbound body/neck of the 4001S as well as the vintage-spec Toaster Top neck position single coil, this Rickenbacker is robust and rumbling, with the rich sustain afforded the neck through body design. The bass has both Rickenbacker's distinctive midrange-forward growl and articulation from the bridge position Hi-Gain coil, as well as a more tempered vintage-style burp and smoothness from the Toaster, a combination that provides a broad tonal palette and the added benefit of the extended range of the Low B string.
Fairly light for a 5 string Ric at only 9lbs 8oz, we've had this bass dialed in with fresh roundwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. The neck has a C-shaped profile carve with. Good shoulder, an extremely thick gloss-finished rosewood slab fretboard, and lightly rolled fretboard edges. 905 deep at the 1st fret, tapering imperceptibly to.
The original fretwire is flawless, and the bass plays easily up the 33 1/4 scale. The nut measures 1 3/4 in width, and the headstock features both the iconic Rickenbacker logo/truss rod cover as well as original black Schaller-made tuning machines which turn smoothly and are nice and light, minimizing any neck dive. The other two pots are properly spec'd more modern replacements. New foam has been installed on the adjustable mute as well. The original plastic parts are all present too and clean as can be.
Cosmetic wear is limited to b. Road horizontal finish checking on the bass side body horn on top, and some light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The neck profile is flawless, and this is a particularly well-kept and incredibly rare custom color Ric model. An era-correct black tolex hardshell case is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please.The item "1990 Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar Red with Case, 4001S" is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.