Rickenbacker 90th Anniversary 4005XC 2022 Amber FireGlo

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Description

Celebrate Nine Decades of Rickenbacker

The limited edition Rickenbacker 90th Anniversary 4005XC packs nine decades of classic Rick low end into a single, vibe-infused instrument. This 4-string electric bass essentially combines the best features from their 330 semi-hollow electric guitar and their 4003 stereo bass, delivering the ultimate Rickenbacker bass experience. The 4005XC serves up colossal, vintage-flecked bottom end, thanks to its Toaster Top pickups. Nailing Chris Squire’s harmonic-drenched textures, Paul McCartney’s mid-’60s Beatle-isms, or Geddy Lee’s 2112-era grit is a breeze with the 4005XC. You’ll also appreciate the easy-playing feel — and enhanced sustain — supplied by this electric bass guitar’s short-scale set neck. The 4005XC also exhibits a bevy of high-end appointments, including eye-snatching checkerboard binding, crushed pearl triangle fretboard inlays, a Bakelite nut, and battle-tested hardware. If you’re a Rickenbacker aficionado, the 90th Anniversary 4005XC is a must.

All-maple construction for epic sustain and treble punch

The 90th Anniversary 4005XC’s semi-hollow body is crafted from high-grade maple. Maple is very stable, aiding in maintaining the structural integrity of the neck, which runs through the entire length of the body. The density of maple — and the neck-through design — is largely responsible for Rickenbacker’s famous bite, growl, and piano-like sustain. Beyond that, this bass guitar’s thick Caribbean rosewood fingerboard adds a touch of warmth and harmonic complexity, balancing out the bright high end with powerful, rich bass.

Stereo Rick-O-Sound output opens up a palette of sonic possibilities

Rickenbacker spec’d the 90th Anniversary 4005XC bass with two output jacks. The first is a standard mono output. The second is a stereo Rick-O-Sound output, which outputs both pickups as a separate signal. Why let your guitarist or keyboard player have all the fun? Just think about the possibilities! You could send the neck pickup to one amp, and the bridge pickup to another. Pan the pickups hard left and hard right. Insert different effects pedals in each signal path to craft immersive stereo soundscapes. With the limited edition Rickenbacker 90th Anniversary 4005XC, you’re no longer relegated to simply holding down the bottom end.

Brimming with high-end appointments

The 90th Anniversary 4005XC is a first-class 4-string electric bass. Its semi-hollow maple body features a classic Rickenbacker color, along with a light-catching gloss finish. Head-turning checkerboard binding and visually appealing crushed pearl triangle fingerboard inlays give the 4005XC a serious injection of vintage character. A 4-saddle bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Schaller tuning machines ensure near-bulletproof reliability. You also get a gracefully molded Bakelite nut.

Rickenbacker 90th Anniversary 4005XC Bass Guitar Features:

  • Limited edition semi-hollowbody electric bass celebrates Rickenbacker’s 90th anniversary
  • Combines the best features from the 330 semi-hollow electric guitar and the 4003 stereo bass
  • Maple body and through-neck elicit serious sustain and treble zing
  • Toaster Top single-coil pickups deliver the classic Rick bass sound
  • Stereo Rick-O-Sound output lets you route each pickup individually
  • Short-scale maple/walnut set neck has a good chunky feel
  • Easy-playing 10-inch-radius Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • Gracefully molded Bakelite nut
  • Eye-snatching checkerboard binding and crushed pearl triangle fretboard inlays
  • Battle-tested 4-saddle bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Schaller tuning machines

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings:4
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:4005XC
  • Body Material:Maple
  • Body Finish:HIgh Gloss
  • Color:Amber FireGlo
  • Neck Material:Maple/Walnut
  • Neck Shape:4003
  • Radius:10″
  • Fingerboard Material:Caribbean Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Crushed Pearl Triangles
  • Number of Frets:24
  • Scale Length:30.5″
  • Nut Width:1.6875″
  • Nut Material:Bakelite
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:4-Saddle Bridge with Trapeze Tailpiece
  • Tuners:Schaller
  • Neck Pickup:Vintage-style Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:Vintage-style Single-coil
  • Controls:2 x volume, 2 x tone, 1 x mix
  • Switching:3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings:Ric, .045-.105
  • Case Included:Hardshell Case

Additional information

condition

Brand New

make

Rickenbacker

model

90th Anniversary 4005XC

shop_name

House of Guitars®

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