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1974 Rckenbacker 4001 Vintage Bass Azureglo w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 bass in perfect working order, finished in custom color Azureglo and complete with the original hardshell case. Featuring neck-through maple body construction, this Rickenbacker thumps and growls with the best and offers healthy sustain, weighing 9lbs 6oz. The original Hi-Gain pickups deliver plenty of midrange power and punch, with excellent top-end articulation and grind accentuated by the fresh set of 45-100 roundwound strings. This 4001 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with easy-playing action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Substantial C, full shoulders, measuring .895” 1st & 12th frets
-Fretboard: Rosewood, triangular inlay
-Frets: Slender, moderate wear on frets 1-8 (progressively lighter up the neck)
-Scale Length: 33 1/2”
-Nut: 1 5/8”
-Headstock: Lucite truss rod cover (chipped tip)
-Tuners: Grovers, vintage replacements

Body Specs:

-Pickups: Hi-Gain x2
-Electronics: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to the 14th week of '74
-Hardware: Bridge, pickup bezel
-Serialization: NI-prefix engraved on stereo “Rick-o-Sound” jack plate dates to September, 1974
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard, knobs

The gloss Azureglo finish exhibits horizontal checking, and cosmetic wear includes a cluster of nicks on top at the bass-side of the pick path, buckle rash on the upper bout of the back, and some small finish chips, dings and scuffs consistent with honest use. The gloss on the neck profile also exhibits horizontal checking, with limited finish discoloration central to the carve behind frets 3-5.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included.