Rickenbacker 4003

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About Rickenbacker 4003

Rickenbacker bass guitars are very distinctive instruments, both to look at and to hear. Carrying the company's signature Art Deco look, the mighty 4003 possesses an original look that is a match for the devastating growl it commands sonically.

Rickenbacker basses are very popular 'band' instruments for players with an aggressive attitude or flair for showmanship...and the Rickenbacker 4003 is a very confident instrument!

As a major authorised dealer for Rickenbacker guitars, we are proud of the enviable selection of these basses we have available in each of our stores. Visit us to play one in our soundproof booths or simply buy directly online and have your dream Rickenbacker bass delivered to you!

Frequently Asked Questions about Rickenbacker 4003

Question: What does a Rickenbacker 4003 sound like?
The Rickenbacker 4003 has a distinctive, thick sound with lots of power and clarity. People often use plectrums to play these basses since they accentuate the 4003's signature attack and authority.
Question: What finishes is the 4003 bass available in?
The Rickenbacker 4003 is currently available in the following finishes: Ruby (Red), Midnight (Dark Blue), Mapleglo (Natural), Fireglo (Sunburst) and Jetglo (Black).
Question: What kind of pickups are in the 4003?
The pickups in the Rickenbacker 4003 are single coil, custom made by Rickenbacker themselves.
Question: What scale length is the Rickenbacker 4003?
The scale length of the Rickenbacker 4003 is 33 1/4", ever so slightly shorter than the generally accepted standard of 34". This makes them a little easier and 'looser' to play.