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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:18 pm 
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Hi Guys,
I read dannyg85's idea of the solid body version and agree that it would probably be a seller. Hey dannyg85, you're correct about the kids not knowing who the Beatles are.

jps is also correct about it being possibly too heavy. I have a 4004cii and I checked RIC's site for the weight. It's 3.6kg (8lb). The 5 string version is 3.9kg (8.6lb).

So who knows what the weight would be for a solid body 4005 unless RIC would use a lighter wood. I have a few Fenders that weigh more than the 4004 and they're not too heavy to use.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:23 pm 
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A solid 4005 would be really heavy, probably even more so than a 2030 or 3001, which weigh over 10 lbs.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 10:09 pm 
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Dunno if this has been raised in the past, probably.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 11:55 pm 
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A solid body version of the 4005 would be quite heavy, I think.


I could never imagine my 4005 as a solid body, that thing is HUGE... It's big even for a bass. a solid 4005 would weigh a TON.

Plus I think it would be missing the point. The 4005 is a different sounding bass than my 4003, much deeper and darker, WWAAAYYY more low end. By far the best sounding bass to record direct I've ever heard. I have a feeling the hollow body may have something to do with that. That and the fact that it's over 40 years old.



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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:44 am 
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The pickup placement doesn't hurt either.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:03 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:20 pm 
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I could never imagine my 4005 as a solid body, that thing is HUGE... It's big even for a bass. a solid 4005 would weigh a TON.



It wouldn't necessarily have to be as thick as it is. That would cut down on weight.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:09 pm 
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The pickup placement doesn't hurt either.



You're right, mine has really wierd pickup placement, and I've often wondered if it was custom or something.

My neck pickup is Right at the neck (totally normal for a 4005).

My Bridge pickup however, instead of being right at the bridge (where it normally is on a 4005), it's about 2 1/2" towards the neck. (for reference, the bridge side of the pickup lines up with the toggle switch).

Not as far north as a 4003, almost where you'd find the pickup on a J-Bass or Stingray.

It's an old one (November 1965) so I wonder if it was a one-off, or custom, or what was up with it.

No complaints though, it's one of the best sounding basses I've ever played.



It wouldn't necessarily have to be as thick as it is. That would cut down on weight.


Also it's about the same thickness as a 4003, so you really couldn't get it too much thinner.

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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:46 pm 
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By far the best sounding bass to record direct I've ever heard.
Amen amen amen!


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Reissue's....Ever????
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:47 pm 
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And they dont care about the beatles anymore.
And most everybody else doesn't care about English music anymore


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