4-string Electric Bass with Bound Maple Body, Maple Through-Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard with Block Markers, Two Single-coil Pickups, and Stereo Output - Matte Autumnglo
The Iconic Rickenbacker Bass. In Stereo.
"Roundabout." The sound of that legendary Yes bass line is seared into the auditory memory of many of the musicians here at Sweetwater: an early-1960s Rickenbacker strung with round-wounds and played with a heavy-gauge nylon pick. With their punchy treble, solid bottom end, and ringing sustain, Rickenbacker basses helped forge the sound of classic rock in the capable hands of progressive bassists such as Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, and Geddy Lee. It’s an iconic sound, and there’s only one way to get it. Today’s formidable Rickenbacker 4003 delivers those inimitable bass tones, along with stereo output, in a sleek instrument that’s primed for a new millennium.
All-maple construction for epic sustain and treble punch
The Rickenbacker 4003 is crafted from high-grade maple. Maple is very stable, aiding in maintaining the structural integrity of the neck, which runs through the entire length of the body. The density of maple — and the neck-through design — is largely responsible for the instrument’s famous bite, growl, and piano-like sustain. The thick rosewood fingerboard adds a touch of warmth and harmonic complexity, balancing out the bright high end with powerful, rich bass.
Stereo output opens up a world of sonic possibilities
Rickenbacker spec’d the 4003 bass with stereo output, so you can route each pickup individually. Why let your guitarist and keyboard player have all the fun? Just think about the possibilities! You could send the neck pickup to one amp, and the bridge pickup to another. Pan the pickups hard left and right in the mix. Insert different effects pedals in each signal path to craft immersive stereo soundscapes. With the Rickenbacker 4003, you’re no longer relegated to simply holding down the bottom end.
Forge your own legendary bass sound
The 4003’s unique body shape gives it the traditional, one-of-a-kind Rickenbacker bass look and comfortable balance, whether you’re playing seated or standing. Its potent sonic elixir is delivered via two Rickenbacker single-coil pickups, and mono/stereo output. The 2003’s unrivaled tone and design give you an electric bass that's perfect for both stage and studio. Forge your own legendary sound with the Rickenbacker 4003 bass.
Rickenbacker 4003 Stereo 4-string Bass Guitar Features:
The iconic Rick bass, immortalized by Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, and Geddy Lee
Maple body and through-neck, for serious sustain and treble zing
Body binding and block fingerboard inlays add a touch of elegance
Thick rosewood fingerboard adds warmth and harmonic richness
2 Rickenbacker single-coil pickups, mono/stereo output
Three-way selector with 2 tone and 2 volume controls
Stereo output let you route each pickup individually
Schaller Deluxe tuners are stage rugged and studio dependable