Rickenbacker Unveils the 2018 4003S/5 5-String Bass

Rickenbacker 4003S-5 Basses - NAMM Display

Rickenbacker announced the return of the 4003S/5 bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. The five-string bass, which has not been offered for over a decade, has been updated with a slightly wider string spacing, a Schaller 3D-5 bridge, and a new single coil pickup design.

The pickup was re-engineered with two blade magnets that angle further out towards the B-string to work at a wider magnetic field, which offers evenness across the strings. Rickenbacker builds the bass with a maple body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Other features include a 33 1/4-inch scale, dot inlays, and Schaller deluxe tuners.

The Rickenbacker 4003S/5 will come in all standard colors (including the new matte black) as well as part of the W series. It will be shipping this spring with an MSRP of $2,499.

Rickenbacker 4003S/5 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck Through
Neck Width at Nut:1 27/32″
Crown Radius:10″
Fret Marker:Dot
Pickups:Single Coil
Tuners:Schaller Deluxe
Bridge:Schaller 3D-5
Weight:9 lbs

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