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Author:  J-bass [ Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Is this right?

Hi there I have a rick but not sure if if its a real or a damn good copy. The stange things is that its a bolt on. I've got the model number 4001. No serial number. sunburst finish to a T. but its a bolt on. I'm wondering if the rickenbaker company has ever made a custom model in this fashion?
J-bass

Author:  JohnHall [ Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:40 am ]
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If it's a 4000 body shape, it's a fake. We've never made a bolt-on in that series.

Author:  Banta [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:08 am ]
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If it's a 4000 body shape, it's a fake. We've never made a bolt-on in that series.

Except for the doublenecks.

;)

Author:  bender [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:51 am ]
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And then, only the guitar neck.

Author:  Banta [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:47 am ]
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And then, only the guitar neck.

Nope.

Author:  jingle_jangle [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:11 am ]
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Seems from your description that you got one of them there Rickenbakers.

The "C" makes all the difference in the world...

Author:  DaleFortune [ Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:14 am ]
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The 4080/Double necks had 4 screws and neck plates on both, the Bass neck was set and glued in while the Guitar neck was held in with a neck plate and 4 screws only. The Bass neck didn't need the neck plate, but it added strength and it matched the Guitar neck in looks. The reason for this was the finishing process of the instrument. These are 17lbs. in weight and it was most difficult to do the finish properly with both necks attached. This is the way we did them in the early 70's.

Author:  J-bass [ Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:18 am ]
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ok then, well...
hmm? since its a bolt-on, is there anyway i can get custom parts made cause the tung of the neck is a bit too thin?
you know this guitar of mine is pretty damn good copy. if you couldn't see that it was a bolt-on you'd say its the real deal.

Author:  Banta [ Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:28 am ]
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It's also an illegal counterfeit.

Author:  J-bass [ Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:51 am ]
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Yeah well my friend found it this way so if Rickenbacker not willing to help me then ill just have to fix my self

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