Become a member
Become a member

or
Continue with Google
Log in
Log in

or
Log in using a Google account
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • My wishlist
Rickenbacker 4001
Images
1/387

All user reviews for the Rickenbacker 4001

Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums
Not satisfied with those reviews?
Filter
Keywords
Average Score:
( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
3 reviews
100 %
Write a user review
Users reviews
  • ZbinbassZbinbass

    Unmatched efficiency

    Rickenbacker 4001Published on 10/19/13 at 05:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Signature Chris Squire made in the USA. Passive bass, simplified 4001 (finished stereo) but much éfficace as the original (I can talk I had both simultaneously) who was qualified, although nearly perfect, a little too medium.

    UTILIZATION

    Incomparable handle adjustable in all directions thanks to a clean Ricken with a double rod adjustment could not be more efficient. Enough but not too heavy, which gives a good grip. Bridge placed above the pickup which can gener some, but easily removable, it says it deals with it easily. CAUTION compared to a classic 4001 protection is mounted differently on Chris Squire's removal can result in permanent deterioration of the micro when reassemb…
    Read more
    Signature Chris Squire made in the USA. Passive bass, simplified 4001 (finished stereo) but much éfficace as the original (I can talk I had both simultaneously) who was qualified, although nearly perfect, a little too medium.

    UTILIZATION

    Incomparable handle adjustable in all directions thanks to a clean Ricken with a double rod adjustment could not be more efficient. Enough but not too heavy, which gives a good grip. Bridge placed above the pickup which can gener some, but easily removable, it says it deals with it easily. CAUTION compared to a classic 4001 protection is mounted differently on Chris Squire's removal can result in permanent deterioration of the micro when reassembling (contact me for more info 0662438033).

    SOUNDS

    Suitable to any style, very versatile. No effect recommended when you have such low we keep the natural sound, turn it would be sacrilegious.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is an incredible bass, a truly unparalleled sound. I play on Trace Elliot triple body, but you sound out of any amp rotten, it always fits.
    See less
  • kriskouailleurkriskouailleur

    Rickenbacker 4001Published on 03/16/07 at 05:13
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Manufactures in the United States, March 1973
    21 frets, a micro "toaster" ct vintage stick and a microphone acute, a selector 3 positions
    Rickenbacker unique easel MODEL
    neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, neck pickup Tone, Tone bridge pickup
    Neck-maple / walnut, rosewood key "rosewood"

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs trs fine and fast, very easy Access in acute.
    Lower a bit heavy but the quality is the appointment and the form is superb.
    Its unique "Rickenbacker" low standards, pops and clear treble.
    Think Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Lemmy, Cliff Burton ...
    The simplest things are really the best!
    Hint: not for the sensitive, you really need to play this bass, you c…
    Read more
    Manufactures in the United States, March 1973
    21 frets, a micro "toaster" ct vintage stick and a microphone acute, a selector 3 positions
    Rickenbacker unique easel MODEL
    neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, neck pickup Tone, Tone bridge pickup
    Neck-maple / walnut, rosewood key "rosewood"

    UTILIZATION

    Channel trs trs fine and fast, very easy Access in acute.
    Lower a bit heavy but the quality is the appointment and the form is superb.
    Its unique "Rickenbacker" low standards, pops and clear treble.
    Think Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Lemmy, Cliff Burton ...
    The simplest things are really the best!
    Hint: not for the sensitive, you really need to play this bass, you can not pretend, the sound is at your fingertips, like the old jazz or precision ...

    SOUNDS

    I play mostly rock, so it's done all the style of this low.
    A deprecated to slappeurs crazy.
    Plugs into my ampeg is the best sound in the world! Powerful, Submitted, rich ... happiness!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Attention, I RPET that such low not please fans of ultra-modern techniques, like tapping or slapping. I think the best sound is obtained mdiator or with a strong attack on the fingers. We must "go inside", if not a not ring!
    See less
  • sat4nsat4n

    Rickenbacker 4001Published on 08/22/08 at 16:52
    The Rickenbacker 4001 -- no longer in production, though distinct from its replacement the 4003, so they say, only in its slimmer neck profile -- is really the classic non-Fender bass.

    It has two pickups, a three position selector switch, volume and tone knobs for each pickup, a foam mute for making it sound like an upright, and neck-thru-body construction that gives you tons of woody-sounding sustain.

    It was not a perfect design to begin with, and even the least-old 4001s are getting up towards thirty years now, so most of these are starting to show their age. Mine, a 1974, was in rough shape when I got it. I replaced the tuners and pickups and put a new pick guard on it and now its all …
    Read more
    The Rickenbacker 4001 -- no longer in production, though distinct from its replacement the 4003, so they say, only in its slimmer neck profile -- is really the classic non-Fender bass.

    It has two pickups, a three position selector switch, volume and tone knobs for each pickup, a foam mute for making it sound like an upright, and neck-thru-body construction that gives you tons of woody-sounding sustain.

    It was not a perfect design to begin with, and even the least-old 4001s are getting up towards thirty years now, so most of these are starting to show their age. Mine, a 1974, was in rough shape when I got it. I replaced the tuners and pickups and put a new pick guard on it and now its all I could dream of, except for the fact that the bridge is kind of wonky and has a habit of sliding a little bit, messing up intonation. With the new tuners, though, the thing stays in tune for hours of playing, which it certainly did not do before. If anybody has one of these and it won't stay in tune I highly recommend the Hipshot tuners, which will not require any drilling. The difference in tuning stability is night and day.

    UTILIZATION

    It is the best feeling and easiest playing bass for rock, period. The neck is too good to be true. It's true that there are minor tuning issues, but these can be overcome if you know what you're doing. The trade-off for sound quality and playability makes it totally worth it.

    SOUNDS

    First of all, go listen to "A Little Help From My Friends." If you like that bass tone this is the bass for you.

    A few things to consider, though: First of all, I think this bass sounds a lot better with flatwound strings. Not everybody likes flats, so if you don't like the feel you may be better off with a Fender.

    Second of all, the bass has a very up-front sound, very crisp and detailed (like most Rickenbacker products) and if you're running a solid state rig it may end up sounding a little too thin. I used to play through a solid state combo and didn't see what the fuss was about with this bass, but when I started playing bass more seriously (I used to be just a guitar player) I invested in an Ampeg tube head. Again, the difference is incredible. This bass was designed when tubes were the norm, and a good tube amp will really round off the edges of the tone while emphasizing what makes the bass so special.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I should say a few things about my setup. I have a seventies Ampeg V4B head and a new (made in USA) 8X10 Ampeg cab. The pickups in the bass are Bartolinis, though I used to have the original 1974 stock pickups in there. The Bartolinis sound the same except louder and clearer -- less muddy and less noise but the same tonal balance. My theory on this bass is that the sound is in the wood, anyway. The stock pickups sound great, and basically everything I've said about the instrument would still be true with the stock pickups.

    Running this thing through an Ampeg tube amp will give you the best possible bass tone for any style of 1960s or 1970s rock.
    See less
cookies
We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent
These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Example: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).
Google Analytics
We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.
Advertising
This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies
Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Examples: cookies that help you stay logged in from page to page or that help customizing your usage of the website (dark mode or filters).

Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it. When this parameter is activated, no personal information is sent to Google and the IP addresses are anonymized.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest.


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.
You can also find information about how Google uses personal data by following this link.