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 Post subject: How do I know which model??
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:55 am 
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I have a Rickenbacker bass guitar and I have no clue how to tell which model it is. I thnk it's from before 1992.

The only number on the bass is 05604 and it's all the way at the bottom near the inputs.

The instrument is in mint condition.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I know which model??
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:08 am 
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If it looks like the bass guitar in our avatars but does not say the model number on the name plate, it's most likely a 4003. Does it have binding on the body and have the triangle shaped fingerboard inlays?
On the top of the output jackplate, there should also should be two letters or a letter and number, which is the first part of the serial number. You can find out when it was made using the whole serial number

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 Post subject: Re: How do I know which model??
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:14 pm 
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The guitar is back in NY and I'm in Boston, turns out that the serial number is 01...then the number that I posted, so I found out that it was made in the 'fifth week of 2001.'

I know that the finger board is wood. The guitar is blue and white mainly. The fork is longer on the right and shorter and curved on the left (inward).



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 Post subject: Re: How do I know which model??
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: How do I know which model??
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:17 am 
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Yeah, sounds like you have a pretty midnight blue 4003.

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