About Rickenbacker 4001
Paul McCartney, Kim Gordon, Maurice Gibb, and, of course, Scott Pilgrim, all chose this instrument as their weapon of choice, and given the unmistakable sound that slices through any mix, it comes as no surprise. In the bass guitar world, the Rickenbacker 4001 is a legend, and many aspiring and established bassists clamor to get their hands on one of these increasingly rare models. The Rickenbacker 4001 had a production run for 20 years, from 1961 to 1981, and the unique body shape, short scale neck, and dual single coil pickups quickly gained it a reputation, specifically for the aggressive mid-range tones of which it was capable. This success was built upon with the Rickenbacker 4003, which became the successor, and also equally in demand. The company has also seen great success with a guitar range, such as the Rickenbacker 360 electric guitar. Searching through the vast inventory on eBay is a terrific place to start if you are looking to pick up one of these classics, whether you are a bassist or guitarist looking for that distinctive tone.