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Rickenbacker’s legendary 4001 bass guitar was introduced in 1961. It was an upgraded variation of the 4000 bass, and also had 2 pick-ups.
It is renowned for its widely known balanced out body as well as headstock form which rather looks like a cresting wave when transformed laterally. It is most likely among the globe’s finest recognized as well as most popular basses.
The 4001’s building and construction is uncommon for a bass, due to the fact that it makes use of through-neck building, wherein the neck takes a trip right with the body and also has the sides that compose the form glued sideways of the neck. Rickenbacker basses have a distinct tone. The maintain near the bottom end is especially striking, and also by directing both results from the stereo “rick-o-sound” outcome, the reduced, brighter get via a guitar rig as well as the bassier top choice up with a bass arrangement, the timeless Rickenbacker bass noise is generated.
The 3000 collection made from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s were more affordable tools with bolt-on 21 fret necks. Like a few other 1950s-60s basses, the 4001 was initially provided with pick-up covers, although just at the bridge pick-up on the 4001. The Rickenbacker systems were divided on top prior to the 1970s, when they were transformed to a style comparable to that of the Fender Precision Bass covers.
Paul McCartney got the extremely initial 4001S (his was left-handed, as well as later on changed to consist of a no fret). He played this bass thoroughly via his years with Wings. Famous individuals of Rickenbacker basses consist of Chris Squire (Yes), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Geddy Lee (Rush) and also Lemmy (Motorhead).