Rickenbacker 4003 Bass Satin Fireglo 1999
Rickenbacker 4003, Fireglo finish, made in USA 1999. It's hard to argue with the inherent swagger of a Ric bass, they're just effortlessly cool. This one has a satin finish, which is unusual. It's certainly a cool look, as the satin wears much faster than a gloss finish, so it's got a decent dose of rub wear and a few marks and dimples around the place to give it a played-in aesthetic. The tone is classic Ric: heaps of grind and a mountain of output, thumping punchy lows and a slicing, clear top end. You'll never get buried in the mix with this in your hands! It's fairly light for a 4003 and feels comfy and resonant in the hands, it's got a certain integrity to it you can feel when you play it. This radiates cowboy cool and will surely do it's best work on stage, just like you, right?
Model: Rickenbacker 4003
Made: USA, 1999 (serial 9924869)
Finish: Fireglo, 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 33.25" scale, 10" radius
Mods: pickup cover removed and not included
Pickups: Rickenbacker Hi-Gain single coil x2
Case: original Rickenbacker branded deluxe SKB hard case, few knocks and scuffs but good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a few marks on the end as well as the front and back, nothing nasty. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has a little chip on the top horn, some scuffs along the back edge and some widespread light rub wear. The sides have a little bald patch of rub wear in the elbow area, some minor chips near the jacks and light scuffs around the whole body. The front has some little marks on the edge above and below the neck joint, some marks around the back edge binding and light scuffs around the whole body inc on the guard and top horn. Note the pickup cover is missing. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, both truss rods work. There's some minor wear on the frets but they're in good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Electronics all tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.