Initially developed as a deluxe, two-pickup upgrade to Rickenbacker’s 4000 bass, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar has become a notable model for its long list of famous players. First released in 1961 with production lasting through the very early ‘80s, the 4001 has earned fans in bass players like Lemmy Kilmister, Kim Gordon, Rick James, Geddy Lee, and many, many more. The extra pickup was added to the 4001 to widen tonal possibilities and up the bass frequency response.
This bass is very clean for a 76 and plays exceptionally well. There is a push pull tone pot in this bass. I am not sure if it is original or not but in doing some research, these basses did have that as an option. There is a pot in the case so I suspect this was the one swapped out to put in the push pull. The bass shows less than normal play wear for a bass of this age. The frets are in great shape and it plays clean! Comes with a newer silver Rickenbacker case.