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 Post subject: Questions About The 4001V63
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:57 am 
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Hello All,

I have some questions about the 4001V63......

WHAT is this bass modeled after???

Is it supposed to be a replica of the RM1999???? OR, is it
supposed to be a replica of McCartney's bass from the Wings era????

I always thought it was the latter.

Also, besides the Non-Reverse headstock......what IS the difference between the V63, and both versions of the 4001C64????? Can you get anything more out of a C64 that a V63 won't give you??? Any advantage, one over the other??

Please clue me in.

LeftyRickBass

PS: I have a '91 4001V63, and it is one COOL bass!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Questions About The 4001V63
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:08 am 
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I think you have this topic in the wrong subject section, it should go in the "Just Basses" section.


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 Post subject: Re: Questions About The 4001V63
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:08 am 
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Hello All,

I have some questions about the 4001V63......

WHAT is this bass modeled after???

Is it supposed to be a replica of the RM1999????

Yes - though some would argue it is based on the 4001S - the RM1999 was the UK importer's model number. Macca's base never passed through their hands.

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OR, is it
supposed to be a replica of McCartney's bass from the Wings era????

That would be the C64S, though some features (RI Horsie, zero fret) post-date the Wings era. From memory the bass had a bridge hi-gain for the duration of the '70s.

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I always thought it was the latter.

Nope.
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Also, besides the Non-Reverse headstock......what IS the difference between the V63, and both versions of the 4001C64????? Can you get anything more out of a C64 that a V63 won't give you??? Any advantage, one over the other??

Please clue me in.

LeftyRickBass

Speaking generally, most V63s will have a hotter horseshoe and toaster than the C64 and C64S, though the very late V63s will have the same scatter-wound toaster featured on the C64 and C64S (some of the very early V63s are rumoured to have used a fully magnetic horseshoe which makes them very rare indeed). The V63 does not have the .0043 cap in the bridge pickup tone circuitry. From a hardware point of view, the C64 has a more authentic RI tailpiece (three screws vs five - the C64 has the same tailpiece as the 4003) and both C64 and C64S have RI tuners that are closer to the original vintage Klusons whilst the V63 uses the same Schaller tuners as the 4003. IMO an early '90s V63 will has a sound a little closer to a 4003 than a vintage 4001/RM1999.
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PS: I have a '91 4001V63, and it is one COOL bass!!!!!!

Congrats - they are great basses!

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 Post subject: Re: Questions About The 4001V63
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:01 pm 
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Thank You for the info. Much obliged!!!!

And yes.....This thread should have posted in the Just Basses section. It wound up HERE by accident.

Thanks Again!!!!



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