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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:33 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:33 am 
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At NAMM. the Fender Custom Shop announced a limited edition Fender VI (aka Bass VI).

My impression is that the 4005 is in the same class as the Bass VI. Neither were big sellers but both have a small vocal group of fans.

The Fender VI list price is $3600 and dealers are asking asking around $2600 for it. Perhaps Fender feels that they can make a profit on it and also satisfy the fans who have been reduced to paying $1500 for not particularly wonderful second-hand Japanese re-issues.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:12 pm 
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I must agree and I believe strongly that 4005 is not worth of today´s price in markets $ 7-8000,-
For that price you have to get a Rolls & Royce of basses. =D

I haven´t a experience of playing it, but the prices today are only because collectors, who´s got rise them up to clouds.

In a future I hope RIC to do something similar than 4005 with better innovate.
Semi-hollow bass is not easy to design. Maybe it´s more challenging than normal guitar?

And as I understood, RIC is not interest to make anything like mediocre products. I presume that is a reason why they don´t like to get 4005 on production.? Let´s correct me, if I´m totally on sidetrack?


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:28 am 
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The 4005 is certainly not a mediocre bass by any stretch of the imagination! As RIC makes hollowbody guitars every day of the week, making a hollowbody bass would be simple.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:00 am 
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At NAMM. the Fender Custom Shop announced a limited edition Fender VI (aka Bass VI).

My impression is that the 4005 is in the same class as the Bass VI. Neither were big sellers but both have a small vocal group of fans.


I have a feeling the Bass VI (mostly Jaguar hardware, bolt on neck, etc.) is much easier and cheaper to manufacture than a 4005.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:06 pm 
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I've got one of the coolest. 1967 Rose Morris 4005. Fireglo wih an F-hole. Recently threw my wife out because she tried to make me sell it! Anybody know any pretty girls up for a good night out!!!



Seems that someone is in the market to unload one for more than $12k. I would buy it but I'm not in the market for a collector piece. I'm looking for a player that can be used live and for recording. This is the third 4005RM model I've seen.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:41 pm 
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The 4005 is certainly not a mediocre bass by any stretch of the imagination! As RIC makes hollowbody guitars every day of the week, making a hollowbody bass would be simple.


Yes, that´s my idea too, but.....

4005 is absolutely not worth for the price today ($ 7000 -> up).

It is not SEEMS to be so simple to make hollowbody bass, wich is high RIC-standard.

I would be more than happy to have one or two for play, not only for guitar-stands, if the prices get more understandable.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:13 am 
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ED, its actually the same RM4005 you've seen.


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:41 am 
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They're worth whatever you're willing to pay for them.

That 4005/fg sitting at Garys for $12,000 won't be snapped up anytime soon......but if it were 7-8,000 there's a good chance it'll go.

The one on Mike Parks' site is listed for $7,995....I would snap it up in a heartbeat if I didn't already own 2 of 'em...


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 Post subject: Re: 4005 Club Members?
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:22 am 
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I have recently joined this club with a lefty one!


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