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Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5-String Bass Guitar Matte Black

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Back after a nice hiatus and truly better than ever, this Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5-string thumps! Featuring a wild vintage style, a re-engineered single-coil pickup design, and Schaller 3D-5 bridge, this bass is ready to be rocked. If you're a bassist looking for a high-quality, retro-designed 5-string, the 4003S/5 is really the way to go.

Wild Vintage Style
This 4003S/5 has some real funky style. Its vintage-looking maple body is contoured for comfort and cutaway around the neck, so you can easily access every fret without issue. The pickguard displays interesting style, surrounding the neck pickup, going under the bridge pickup, while still curving around the control knobs beneath the bridge. The pickups themselves have a triangle-esque shape and stealthy look, almost to the point you won't notice them. All of this is set off by the rosewood fingerboard, which adds a warmer visual aspect to the cool style.

Re-Engineered Single-Coil Pickup Design
The return of the 4003S/5 features a re-engineered single-coil pickup design. Sporting single-coils in the neck and bridge position, these pickups are angled slightly outwards toward the B-string, to encompass a wider magnetic field. These unique pickups will grab all the bass you can handle from this old school 5-string.

Schaller 3D-5 Bridge
This revamped bass has slightly wider string spacing and a Schaller 3D-5 bridge to assure excellent tone and playability. The bridge saddles are designed to reduce string breakage while maximizing tuning stability and intonation. Each string saddle can be adjusted individually. Not to mention, it fits perfectly with the aesthetics of this instrument.


  • Vintage-Style Solid Maple Body
  • 33.25"-Scale Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Re-Engineered Single-Coil Pickup Design
  • Schaller 3D-5 Bridge with Widened String Spacing
  • Schaller Deluxe Tuners
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5-String Bass Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 33-1/4"
Nut Width 1-27/32"
Fingerboard Radius 10"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Neck Thru Body
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Maple
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Type Schaller 3D-5
Tuning Machines Schaller Deluxe
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series 4000
Model 4003S/5
Warranty Info:

Rickenbacker International Corp. guarantees their instruments to be free from defective materials and workmanship to the original purchaser for five years, except for the finish, which is guaranteed for one year. This warranty begins upon the date of manufacture as stamped on the Rickenbacker Warranty card.

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