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 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:12 pm 
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ok so here's something i'm confused about, being rather new to the scene here.
i'm sure there are many of you who could clear this up for me.
so i did a comparison between the 4001c64 and the 4003 and noticed that the output type for the 4001 c64 was just listed as mono, and the output type for the 4003 was mono and stereo. i know that both have dual inputs--the one for mono sound and the other for Rick-O-Sound. what i'm confused about is this, i thought that the ROS output was for stereo, as in dividing the sound produced by the treble pickup from the sound of the bass pickup and sending each of them to a seperate output, thus giving a stereo effect. so if both the 4003 and the 4001c64 have ROS, then what does it mean that one has stereo and mono outputs and the other only has mono output? am i misunderstanding the rick-o-sound output?

this may be a very stupid question with a simple answer, but i don't see it yet. so clearly i'm in need of help. thanks in advance to whoever helps me out.


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:23 pm 
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The c64 has only one input[mono or regular input],the 4003 has two inputs[mono and stereo] when using the ric "O" sound[stereo] a special cable is used that seperates the signals from each pickup into two different amps,the regular input is called mono because its not stereo


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:12 pm 
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so the current c64 series is not the same as a 4001 from, say the '60s or '70s?


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:27 pm 
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From the 60s yes from the 70s no,in the late 60s ROS was available but as an option very few if any ordered it,the c64 has one input just like all 60s basses in 1970 ROS became standard[two inputs]


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
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so the current c64 series is not the same as a 4001 from, say the '60s or '70s?


Note that the c64 is a replica from the '64 4001S. Some of the "s" models differences were: no neck or body binding, dot inlays (instead of the triangle pearloid ones) and mono output.


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:20 pm 
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All the deluxe models of the 60s also had mono inputs[that I have seen thus far]


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:54 pm 
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Wow, I've not seen a bass with an input. What, do you pour the mojo in there?


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
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Yes, I found the use of "input" a strange one. What are you inputing into your bass?


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
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Yes, I found the use of "input" a strange one. What are you inputing into your bass?


The plugs, I guess :P


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 Post subject: Re: clarification
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:25 pm 
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ok, that makes sense (referring to my original question, not the bit about "inputs" vs. "outputs"). so in your expert opinions, if i'm looking for a bass with stereo, would you recommend an older 4001 in decent shape, or a brand new 4003? i've heard from FISH and a couple others already that i should definitely get a 4003, but for some reason i've always been partial to vintage instruments. with stuff like fender and gibson, instruments were often made better quality back then than they are now, but that doesn't seem to be the case with rickenbacker...


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