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A 1977 Rickenbacker 4001
|Neck joint||Bound or unbound maple (4001S model)|
|Scale||33 (medium scale) or 301⁄2 (Short-scale version)|
|Body||Bound maple and unbound maple (4001S Model)|
|Neck||Maple and Walnut|
|Pickup(s)||2 single coil/horseshoe|
|Fireglo (Cherry Sunburst), Autumnglo (Tobacco Sunburst), Burgundyglo (Red), Jetglo (black), Mapleglo (natural)and Azureglo (blue)|
The Rickenbacker 4001 is a bass guitar that was manufactured by Rickenbacker as a two-pickup "deluxe" version of their first production bass, the single-pickup model 4000. This famed design was manufactured between 1961 and 1981, when it was replaced by an updated version dubbed the Rickenbacker 4003. There are several models of the 4001, such as: The 4001, 4001S, 4001LH, 1999 (European model), 4001V63 (reissue), and the newer 4001C64S C Series recreation in honor to Paul McCartney´s left-handed 4001s bass with reversed headstock.
The iconic upper bout and headstock silhouettes of the Rickenbacker 4001 are the most salient characteristics of the "crested-wave" body shape designed by luthier Roger Rossmeisl for Rickenbacker's model 4000. The 4001 model features a neck-through construction, a full-wood body, fretboard with metal strings (originally flat-wound, though many players replaced them with round-wounds), twin truss rods, triangle inlays, two pickups, two volume and two tone dials, selector switch, and wiring for Rick-O-Sound (standard in models post-1971). Rickenbacker also produced six-string and 12 string guitars and a short-scale bass, the 3000 model.
The 4001S (and 1999) model varies in its use of dot inlays, and unbound neck construction. The Rickenbacker 4003, which replaced the 4001, differs mainly in the truss rod system; other features being quite similar to its forebearer.
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- Alan Davey of Hawkwind and The Psychedelic Warlords
- Matt Asti of MGMT
- Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Buddy Zabala of Eraserheads
- Barry Adamson
- Jarkko Ahola of Teräsbetoni and Northern Kings
- Mige Armour of HIM
- Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend
- Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and The Folk Implosion
- Mattias Bernvall of The Hives
- Shannon Birchall of John Butler Trio
- Cliff Burton of Metallica
- Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath
- Peter Cetera of Chicago
- Al Cisneros of Sleep and OM
- John Deacon of Queen
- Paul D'Amour of Tool and Lusk
- Steve DiGiorgio
- John Entwistle of The Who
- Bruce Foxton of The Jam
- Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees
- Roger Glover of Deep Purple and Rainbow
- Martin 'Youth' Glover of Killing Joke
- Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth
- Martin Gordon
- Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand
- Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Trapeze, and Black Country Communion
- Prakash John
- Rick James
- Inge Johansson of Against Me!
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- Mike Mills of R.E.M.
- Royce Nunley of The Suicide Machines
- Jerry Only of The Misfits
- Tracy Pew of The Birthday Party and The Saints
- Justin Pearson
- Pete Quaife of The Kinks
- Kira Roessler of Black Flag
- Mike Rutherford of Genesis
- Don Schiff
- Paul Simonon of The Clash
- Chris Squire of Yes
- Martin Lee Stephenson of Spooncurve
- Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Bash & Pop, and Perfect
- Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear
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- Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies
- Fred Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive
- Andy Warren of Adam and the Ants, The Monochrome Set, and Would-Be-Goods
- Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
- Chris Wolstenholme of Muse
The Rickenbacker 4001 appears in the comic book series Scott Pilgrim and its film adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, played by the title character. It also appears in the anime series FLCL, used by the character Haruko Haruhara.
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