Talk about hard to find - a lefty Rickenbacker in Midnight Blue! Sounds just as you'd expect, with a maple body and neck and a rosewood fingerboard.
A left handed Rickenbacker bass in a finish other than Fireglo or Jetglo, are you mad? Well, that's what my boss said, but when something's as cool as this sometimes you have to take a risk...
If the 60s was defined for Rickenbacker by their semi hollow Capri range, the 70s were all about the basses, from prog to hard rock to punk, Ric basses were everywhere. They're unique things that snarl and thunder like nothing else, full of ringing harmonics and with gigantic sustain. This one looks great in the Midnight Blue finish - Mat Osman of Suede has been weilding a Midnight Blue 4003 on recent tours and we happily defer to Suede when it comes to style choices - and it has all of the tonal characteristics you'd expect of a Ric bass. Except upside down, obviously.
The Classic Rickenbacker bass - famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the Rosewood fingerboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features.
Body Type: Solid
No. Frets: 20
Scale Length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
Neck Width at Nut: 42.9 mm (1 11/16'')
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54.0 mm (2 1/8'')
Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10'')
Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
Overall Length: 113.8 cm (44 13/16'')
Overall Width: 34.3 cm (13 1/2'')
Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (1 1/4'')
Neck Binding: Yes
Fret Marker Style: Dot
Neck Type: Through body
No. of Pickups: 2
Type of Pickups: Single Coil
Output Type: Mono
Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe