This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they got their first 4001S models in 1964. Players cherish its traditional look and rounded edges that many claim make it more comfortable than the 4003. The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system. Of course, the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch we’re known for make it a dream. It’s no wonder we’ve received a steady demand of requests to bring this back. This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the six-ties. Iconic curves of maple form the body with a traditional Bloodwood fingerboard. Dot inlays and no binding make this stand out from the standard 4003.
Body Type Solid No. Frets 20 Scale Length 84.5 cm (33 1/4'') Neck Width at Nut 42.9 mm (1 11/16'') Neck Width at 12th Fret 54.0 mm (2 1/8'') Crown Radius 25.4 cm (10'') Body Wood Maple Neck Wood Maple Fingerboard Wood Bloodwood Overall Length 113.8 cm (44 13/16'') Overall Width 34.3 cm (13 1/2'') Overall Depth 31.8 mm (1 1/4'') Neck Binding No Fret MarkerStyle Dot Tailpiece RIC Bridge RIC Neck Type Through body No. of Pickups 2 Type of Pickups Single Coil Output Type Mono Machine Heads Schaller Deluxe