SOLD - Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Mapleglo 1974

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Here's a really nice Ricky 4001 that is so clean - cleaner than any I've seen from the era.  The only mark, that is of little significance, is a finish check on the top near the output jack.

The rest of the bass is in near mint condition.  Frets show very light wear.  The neck sets up perfectly.

There are no changes or repairs.

The original case is in beautiful shape, stenciled on the side with the original owner's name.  One thing I've never seen is the included original cable that merges the stereo outputs to one TRS plug.  The oft lost pickup cover is also included.

A great package for the player and the investor.

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Mapleglo
  • Weight: 9lbs 5.7ozs
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: "C" 
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Triangles
  • Frets: Original 
  • Fret count: 20
  • Nut material: Bakelite
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 33 1/4"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.92"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.92"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .059"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .079"
  • Total length: 44 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 13 3/4"
  • Waist: 9 5/8"
  • Upper bout: 12"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 1/4"
  • String gauge: .035-.088"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Rickenbacker 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.38k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Rickenbacker
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.64"
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original 137-7342
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: 

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