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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:24 am 
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Hi everyone in the 4005 club!

I don't have one, mine's a '87 2030 that I got from a pawn shop in Helsinki.
But if you like the looks and sounds of the 4005 I suggest you watch the film The Kids Are Alright. John Entwistle plays one a lot in various clips in the film and it can also be seen hanging on his wall in a scene filmed at his house.

I read somewhere that allthough he didn't use it that much for gigs, it got played a lot in the studio, for example on the single The Seeker and on the Tommy and Quadrophenia albums.

I think the Who too often gets forgotten as being one among the "Rickenbacker-bands" of the sixties. Both Pete and John have a special fondness for Rickenbacker instruments even though they don't use the exclusively.

But THAT'S a whole different discussion, I suppose...


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:01 am 
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Oliver84,

There is a very nice 4005 up for sale by a member of the Rickenbacker Forum, you might want to check there as I can tell you need one!


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:08 am 
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4005 Club?

I have a '67 4005 FG (GD****).

A bit quirky, but very cool. As with most hollows, you have to be mindful of your proximity to your amp.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:04 pm 
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No 4005's been made in decades . . . por que?
Small potential market, high cost to produce.[/quote



Hello all you Ric Players. got first Ric in 68' and still ave it but would sell my soul to get a old style 4005. Mr Hall I think a small survey would be in order to see if the market potential would justify a re-introduction of a 4005 line. Perhaps a John Entwistle Model. You all remember that picture of John holding a 4005 during the "Tommy" era, I believe they even do a promo film with that bass ("Tommy Can You Hear Me?"). I'm personal friends with the gentleman who administers the
Entwistle estate and I'm positive I can get you two together to see if this can be accomplished and in doing so make a whole lot of Ric "GOTTA HAVE A 4005" players, and a world-wide clamor, for what was to many of us a true masterpiece. c'mon everybody I know I can get this done. Just need all the support we can muster.And thank-you Mr.Hall for making the most amazing guitars & basses on the planet.
Oh and just to start the count I'd be in for 3 ....4,6 & 8 string.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:47 pm 
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There are 100 times the players who would want a new five string over a 4005.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:56 pm 
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I think a small survey would be in order to see if the market potential would justify a re-introduction of a 4005 line.


The amount of 4005 basses that RIC would sell, would most likely not justify the cost of tooling up to reintroduce them.

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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
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I think a small survey would be in order to see if the market potential would justify a re-introduction of a 4005 line.


The amount of 4005 basses that RIC would sell, would most likely not justify the cost of tooling up to reintroduce them.

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Even if they sold them at $5k apiece.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:18 pm 
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If they were made in the V-series and could be done at a retail price of around $3500-US, they would probably do well. They do turn up on Ebay, and usually go for $4500 to $5500. There is one on Ebay right now, in fact, and I'm curious to see what it goes for. The seller had a starting bid of $1000 and a "Buy It Now" price of $6000. It's up to $3052, but the reserve has not been met. For the curious, the auction ends 12/30/05 at 3:52PM, Pacific time. It's always fun to watch these "specialty items". -Dr.Phil


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:19 pm 
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They're bought by collectors, not for playing. They're old & rare, so they command a high price. No working musician plays a semi-hollow body electric bass as their primary instrument.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:37 pm 
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They're bought by collectors, not for playing. They're old & rare, so they command a high price. No working musician plays a semi-hollow body electric bass as their primary instrument.


...not necessarily, Jps gigs with his regularly.

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