The legendary Rickenbacker 4003S Bass is here presented in a classic Matte Black | Fireglo | Mapleglo finish, Maple body and Rosewood fretboard. With neck-through body construction, twin Rickenbacker single-coil pickups and a completely unmistakable look, this is a halo bass for many players. The playability is simply sublime, and you won’t get the 4003’s tone anywhere else.
Supplied in a Rickenbacker Hard Case, the Rickenbacker 4003S Bass is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store. With a reputation built on outstanding customer service, we are Los Angeles’ longest-established guitar and bass specialist. Visit us in our airy showroom, or buy online with the assurance that every instrument we sell is rigorously checked over and professionally set up by us before it goes out the door. We ship fast to the US, Europe and Worldwide.
RICKENBACKER 4003S BASS
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 make it very comfortable to play.
The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system. Of course, the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch Rickenbacker basses are known for make it a dream. This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the sixties. Iconic curves of maple form the body with a traditional fingerboard. Dot inlays and no binding make this stand out from the 4003.
All-maple construction for iconic sustain and treble punch
The Rickenbacker 4003S 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 and growl. The thick rosewood fingerboard adds a touch of warmth and harmonic complexity, balancing out the bright high end with powerful, rich bass.
A potent sonic elixir
This potent sonic elixir is delivered through two single-coil pickups with 3-way switching, separate volume and tone controls, and push-pull vintage/modern voicing for immense tonal versatility. The 4003S’s unique body shape gives it the traditional Rickenbacker bass look and comfortable balance, whether you’re playing seated or standing. Forge your own legendary sound with the Rickenbacker 4003S bass.
- An iconic bass immortalized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire
- Maple body and through-neck for serious sustain and treble zing
- Thick rosewood fingerboard adds warmth and harmonic richness
- 2 single-coil pickups deliver the classic Rick bass sound
- 3-way selector with 2 tone and 2 volume controls
- Schaller Deluxe tuners are stage rugged and studio dependable