Some people will make or buy a fake truss rod cover to try to sell their used fake as a real Rickenbacker.If you are familiar with Rickenbacker truss rod covers, you can usually find something different or odd on close inspection of a fake one.I've never seen a copy of a 2000 or 3000 series bass, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.There are also some bass guitars that were produced that were not intended to be exact copies 0f the 4000 series basses, but still use the same 4000 series body shape, which can even fool some who have little or no knowledge about Ricks. There are a few copies similar to the 4004 Cheyenne. I've published this page on this site because I do not like copies of Rickenbacker instruments and I don't like to see anyone get fooled into buying a fake that has a Rickenbacker truss rod cover on it or a missing truss rod cover. One with a missing truss rod cover might be real/ The bass model that has generally been copied is the 4001.Hey Zach, I’d like you to take a look at my baby, a 1970s Ricky bass.I bought it used in the late ’70s and have played it ever since. Can you tell me a little more about the guitar and if it is trash or treasure? Timothy Phoenix, Arizona Hi Timothy, Cool bass, man, and it’s awesome you’ve been using it for over 30 years now!
Now we are looking for a letter and a number above the jack. For example a A0= a January, 1987 manufacture date and C2= March 1989 manufacture date.
I purchased one used several years ago and I am currious about its history and value.
Thanks in advance for any information that you can provide.
Fitted with a pair of single-coil pickups, the 4003S delivers all of the sustain, solid lows, and high-end punch that helped make Rickenbacker basses legendary.
It sports a 3-way switch and a simple 4-knob control layout that consists of independent Volume and Tone controls for each pickup.