Still in production This bass is an eight string version of the 4003S model.
Features: Unbound body, 9 dot inlays, mono output, unbound rosewood fingerboard, toaster style neck pickup, Schaller M4 machine heads.
This bass is the first bass model that Rickenbacker produced.
Features: Unbound body, 9 dot inlays, mono output, unbound Padouk fingerboard, Schaller M4 machine heads.
(1986)1987 - Introduced 1995 - Schaller strap lock system replaces standard strap buttons.
1963 - Jetglo and Autumglo finishes became optionally available 1963 - White pickguard replaced gold pickguard 1963 - Black bakelite knobs replaced chrome knobs 1969 - High gain pickup and cover replaced in center raised lip of bridge eliminated 1974 - Gap in center raised lip of bridge eliminated 1974 - Pickguard shortened 1/2 inch 1975 - Cast chrome plated zinc bridge/tailpiece replaces chrome plated cast aluminum bridge/tailpiece.
1975 - Schaller BMC chrome open back machine heads replaced Grover sealed back machine heads 1984 - Model 4000 removed from price sheets 1987(1985? - Discontinued This is the deluxe two-pickup version of the 4000 model.
1999 - Currently still in production This bass is the fretless version of the 4003 model.