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re-issue the 4004c
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Author:  Ric5 [ Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:11 am ]
Post subject:  re-issue the 4004c

Just an idea ... but it would be cool to re-issue the original 4004 C bass with the walnut wings and the oil finish ...

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:39 am ]
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I'm not sure if the factory is running any 4004 models of any kind now ... they did not have new 4004 ones displayed at NAMM show last year. I don't know if the model is discontinued "permanently" or, perhaps just off the production run for a year or two ? I think a couple of Ric dealers in the USA still had a couple of 4004 models listed in their inventories that I saw over the calendar year. I know several Ric enthusiasts who love their 4004 models the best of all !

Author:  jps [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: re-issue the 4004c

8MilesHigher wrote:
...I know several Ric enthusiasts who love their 4004 models the best of all !

Include me among them.

Author:  Paul D. Boyer [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: re-issue the 4004c

History suggests that production of the 4004 models is cyclical and done perhaps to a schedule of order accumulation. Perhaps "orders for 4004 have piled up to 100, so let's make 150 or so next week." Then supply meets demand for a short time, then demand (back orders) starts to accumulate again. Just my guess. I have no insight, really. But RIC bass production concentrates on the perpetual demand for 4003 models, with the fretless and lefties dropping in once in a while.

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:54 pm ]
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Paul --- I hope you're right and that its cyclical production and that they will gear up for another batch of 4004 models based on Orders projections.

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:56 pm ]
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jps wrote:
8MilesHigher wrote:
...I know several Ric enthusiasts who love their 4004 models the best of all !

Include me among them.


Where's that "Like" button ?

Author:  Micky [ Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: re-issue the 4004c

Alternative medicine: get a 4003SW and swap pups. Then you get the heavier bridge as well.

Author:  lumgimfong [ Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:34 pm ]
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Or you could make a 4003.5 bass (4003 body with 4004 electronics.).

4003 with new guts, HB1's and two controls and one selector.

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Author:  8MilesHigher [ Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:59 pm ]
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Lumg ---Does your modified 4003-and-a-half sound like a 4004 with the HB1s ?

Author:  lumgimfong [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:39 pm ]
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Not familiar enough with 4004 to say.

Sounds like a 4003 but waaaay better.
Just as bright and punchy but flabbier sounding, bigger bass on the low end.
I liken it to talking on the phone vs. in person. 4003 is like on the phone. 4003.5 is like in person. Like the sound is way better. No noise/hum either. Silence.

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