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 Post subject: Pardon My Ignorance...
 Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:00 am 
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... but when did RIC start making the 4003 series?

I'm the proud owner of 2 of the beasts - a JetGlo from 2003, and a Montezuma Brown I've had the odd problem with from 2004. Other than my Crafter electro-acoustic, I refuse to play anything else live. (Although I admit I did use another 3 basses recording our album last year, and I do own a stupid number of basses.)

Hope someone can help me with this question.

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John ist.


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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82 0r 83 I belive.


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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Sorry, but I believe that date to be mid/late 1979. Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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make that 84


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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Sorry, but I believe that date to be mid/late 1979. Anyone?


That sounds right to me. I know they existed in '80. I had two 4003 basses from '81.

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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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According to rickbeat.com (you all really need to check that site out!) the 4003 was introduced in 1979 as the "roundwound" capable bass.
It replaced the 4001 entirely in 1986 - again according to rickbeat.

I'm pretty sure The Vapors bass player had a 4003, and they date from the late 70's ("Turning Japanese" was the big hit). "Letter from Hiro" has a great bass line and 4003 sound. Check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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Many thanks to all who replied, some of those eBay sales make a lot more sense now!

Cheers,
John ist.


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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make that 84



Buh humbug........


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 Post subject: Re: Pardon My Ignorance...
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Many thanks to all who replied, some of those eBay sales make a lot more sense now!

Cheers,
John ist.


Well, a lot of people on ebay get it wrong, too. For example, claiming to have a 1996 4001... just... no...

Admittedly, the fact that the 4003 and 4001 did coexist for a couple years can be a bit confusing, in addition to the fact that they two basses look almost exactly alike.


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