Rickenbacker 4001S

Rickenbacker 4001S

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4001S, 4-string bass guitar from Rickenbacker.

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Rickenbacker 4001S tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Rickenbacker
  • Model: 4001S
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/02/2006

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Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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sydkemp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rickenbacker 4001S
Rickenbacker 4001 Stereo 74 with Seymour Duncan neck.
I think it is a low 22 frets. It has two microphones: an easel, a handle.
In short, it no longer has this beauty!
Everything is flowing magnificent!

Note one caveat: the cache of plastic micro cash bizarre short I think it lacks a serious instrument of this price, but I would say if it's really plastic (in all cases the n ' is not iron) and if all other caches for low microphones are made in this way.
Thereupon Steph07 informed me:
"I also have a chance to Possession, 77.
Like you I was rather surprised by the presence of a micro cache in case of plastoc on such a beautiful instrument.
But apparently according to a luthier named D'amico I think, it would seem that the choice of this material was not made for reasons of economy (as much to the piece of plastic or metal) but to avoid a risk of interference in the magnetic pickup.
For information,
stéphane "
So I would put 9, knowing that after more than 30 years, this bass is almost new!


Well here is the same, nothing to make this beautiful piece. The Rickenbacker is a model "Avangardiste" for the bass. Indeed, the neck is exceptional, I do not think there is more purpose, access to high frequencies are packaged as the best electric guitar guitar-hero, and the body is very thin and yet very consistent.
The weight is really good compared to a low accuracy notement.
Really low in his perfect style.


That's just my setup:
- Flatwound strings pulling 110 (always good to be specified).
- Root 100W amp head lamps all of 1970 (quality and Hiwatt).
- Ashdown MAG210T baffle.
- Set the fingers in 99% of cases.

To really give you the sonic characteristics of this low m'appyuer I will, logically, on my personal experiences. So with what I played this bass amp:
- Head SVT3 PRO Ampeg AMPEG 410HP + 115HP +
The big potato! Perfect sound of the Ampeg. Here we have a good sound rock rock'n'roll, perhaps not too pop, but I think it works well also punk. We feel with the unique feature of the Ampeg, this bass is capable of sending in the very, very heavy, and very good quality (see the bass sounds of the group Editors for that matter)
Well then again a very good bass amp. Except this time it's the kind of bass that speaks more. It is round, it sounds hard, it sounds deep, it sounds really really pop and rock.
- ASHDOWN lamps, I can not remember exactly what gear
Here we rediscover the instrument again. It ballad to jazz and even funk with a well defined.
Almost unmanageable with this bass over 50% of the sound. Why? Becaufe this bass is just very, very powerful and the poor mid-range amp will not follow easily. The only solution is to provide 100 Watts of room for what you are looking to save the poor HP Chow impedance Rickenbacker!
- ROOT 100W all-tube (a Hiwatt handmade wholesale)
ET ben there ... ... all the sounds And above all the best. You really feel the bass sound of groups such as "Television" or "Flammini 'Groovies," is a sound that grows very deep and slightly dirty at the same time. It also feels especially the sounds of the "Pink Floyd", or sounds, plus "The Who". By doing well it comes to a close his bass to play a fun "So What" by Miles Davies. We can still afford to make it sound good slap!

Here we have a bass that does not sound palette, but simply an identity that is incredible that this bass can play everything according to YOU ​​and your hardware. You can play what you want with this bass. THIS IS just to have the proper equipment. Ampeg A (any) will bring the sounds monstrous rock, a Hiwatt sounds Extremely accurate and deep, and so on.

This low reacts as you want it to react, while keeping the sound that makes his identity!


I am now the proud heritage of this propritétaire rock (she has spent 30 years traveling in New York). It's been a year since I enjoy with. I had an accuracy before, and that's when we realized that Fender did in the great trade, because Fender still lacks real musical identity, from this beautiful rickenbacker will recognize that ( in audio and visual) among 100,000 others.
This may be expensive to buy, but it has certainly not guaranteed not to change any time soon ... besides, I do not think I can change the model one day;)

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