Rickenbacker also released their first electric bass, the model 4000, in 1957. It is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses. Rickenbacker rickenbacker was founded in 1931, manufacturing the first modern electric guitar. The new owners began to put more emphasis into building standard spanish style fretted electric and acoustic guitars. Updating on the first edition released 20, the new version adds 16 bonus pages with uptodate information on the latest models plus more photos of artists and custombuilt rickenbacker basses. Ever since the mid1950s, rickenbacker basses have been. If youre a bass playereven if you dont have a rickyou should have this book in your library. Jul 20, 2010 in 1957, rickenbacker introduced its first electric bass, which had many revolutionary new features. Lavishly illustrated with archival shots, this is a musthave book not only for anyone. Rickenbacker 4003w walnut guitar with hardshell case for sale. Bass book the rickenbacker electric bass 50 years as. Hal leonard publishes second edition of the rickenbacker electric. The history of the rickenbacker bass is an essential part of the history of rock, and boyer captures that with stories of not just the instruments but the people who made and played them. So, bravo to the the author and the publisher for making this book i know i will enjoy this book for years to come both for inspiration, appreciation, and information on these beloved bass.
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The classic rickenbacker bass famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. Most notably, its neckthroughbody design used one long piece of wood that ran the entire length of the bass. Paul d boyer since the mid1950s, rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk. Share rickenbacker electric bass softcover book rickenbacker electric bass softcover book 2 product ratings. Rickenbacker international corporation is a string instrument manufacturer based in santa ana, california. This specific bantar looks to be the one featured in the famous rittor rickenbacker book if you have the book, check out the grain, it matches exactly.
Since the mid1950s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music. Players and collectors have longed for a reference for the different models, features, finishes, and details. Unfollow rickenbacker bass to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The rickenbacker electric bass second edition 50 years as. Rickenbacker electric bass softcover book for sale online. Read it, then read it again and make it an indispensable part of your instrument maintenance toolkit. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in. Find the current blue book value and worth of your new and used guitars, both acoustic, electric and amplifier. Bass book the rickenbacker electric bass 50 years as rocks bottom ever since the mid1950s, rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk. Books by paul boyer author of the rickenbacker electric bass. The rickenbacker electric bass 50 years as rocks bottom traces the history of the iconic guitar, from its prototypes through its explosion of popularity in such bands as the beatles, yes, deep purple, and motorhead. This fan page is to honor rickenbacker bass guitars and those who play them. With all members of the beatles using a ricenbacker and john lennon owning several over his entire career, rickenbacker essentially shaped the sound of the british invasion. For your consideration is this beautiful rickenbacker 4003 electric bass guitar in the always classy and elegant mapleglo natural finish.
Hal leonard publishes the rickenbacker electric bass 50. With the introduction of the twopickup 4001 model in 1961, the rickenbacker bass became a phenomenon. Welcome to rons vintage vintage rickenbacker guitars. The rickenbacker electric bass second edition 50 years. This is an extremely well thought out and produced book. Save money on used rickenbacker electric bass at guitar center. Hal leonard releases definitive rickenbacker bass book.
Rics dont taper like fenders and that is the reason they dont feel the same. Rickenbacker 4003 mg mapleglo left hand for sale online ebay. The number one source of guitar and amplifier pricing and information so you can find the price and value of your used guitars and amplifier. Pauls book is a great resource for all bassists, not just those into rick basses. Enjoy the lowest prices and best selection of rickenbacker electric bass at guitar center. The book will be kind of a field guide to all rickenbacker bass models. The rickenbacker company is still owned by the hall family, and still based in southern california. Rickenackers are acquired tastes, too players tend to either love them or, well, not exactly hate them, but just shrug. Sep 24, 2017 if youre a fan of classic basses, youll want to check out the new edition of the rickenbacker electric bass. Here is an indepth look at the electric guitar brought to the spotlight. Rickenbacker 4003w walnut guitar with hardshell case for. Use this site for a pricing guide and source of information on all guitars. Ever since the mid1950s, rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk.
The 162page book is written by paul boyer and traces the rickenbacker basss. The bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass, is the lowestpitched member of the guitar family. It has some history and descriptions of each model, lots of photos, and each model chapter will have at least one and possibly up to four identifying features pages. This early example of rickenbackers foray into the world of electric bass guitars would be the template on which the 40014003 line of basses would be built, with only a few fundamental structural changes through the present day.
I am proud that he got the book published, finally. Jun 01, 20 nonetheless, this book is the defacto standard on rickenbacker bass information none better anywhere else. There are lots of books on electric basses, and some of them include mentions of rickenbacker basses. The company is credited as the first known maker of electric guitars in 1932and eventually produced a range of electric guitars and bass guitars. Bass book the rickenbacker electric bass 50 years as rocks bottom. Welcome to the reverb price guide, the ultimate resource for music gear pricing and information. Jerzy drozd the ultimate guide to the perfect bass setup version 1. A reference i will keep for eternity, or, until i come across that elusive 1957 4000, or until my 1977 walnut 4001 serial qj4446 reappears, but even after that happens, ill still keep this book it is one that you will read through. In 1957, rickenbacker introduced the model 4000, the first bass to feature a neckthroughbody design in which the neck is part of the body wood. Paul boyer has 11 books on goodreads with 60 ratings.
Jun 27, 20 but my book is the only one devoted only to rickenbacker basses. Lavishly illustrated with archival shots, this is a musthave book not only for anyone who plays the rick but also for anyone who plays the. Boyer with the introduction of the twopickup 4001 model in. A complete history of rickenbacker electric guitars. This is why i have written this book, as my gift to you. There is one approx 4 long scratch in the back, and some very mild wear on the bottom edge near the. The california company gave one of its earliest 12strings to george harrison of the beatles on.
When is this coming out, im buying 2 copies, one to just keep stored away and the other to slobber all over. The lowestpriced brandnew, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Hal leonard queen bass playalong volume 39 bookaudio online. Boyer with the introduction of the twopickup 4001 model in 1961, the rickenbacker bass became a phenomenon.
Rickenbackers rival, fender, only used bolton necks, which started the ongoing debate over which design is better. Rickenbackers iconic 4001 bass is just one of nearly 40 distinct models produced in the last six decades. Thank you so much for finally putting together a book on rickenbacker basses. Sometimes its idisoyncratic guitars and basses are never off tv, at others theyre rare sightings. Rickenbacker is the guitar maker that brought the electric 12string to market and has since been almost singlehandedly responsible for establishing what such a guitar should do. Rickenbacker is one of those brands whose popularity seems to ebb and flow. Hal leonard publishes the rickenbacker electric bass.
Hal leonard publishes second edition of the rickenbacker. Rickenbackers iconic 4001 bass is just one of nearly 40 distinct models produced in the. The rickenbacker electric bass book guitar interactive. When is this book coming out, finally a book just about rickenbacker basses. Hal leonard bach cello suites for electric bass bass series softcover. But, it was the british invasion that really put rickenbacker in the limelight.1094 499 374 615 6 88 366 184 723 1186 1072 9 1111 261 298 1282 373 1056 526 337 461 405 1081 532 1456 553 1004 1455