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Rickenbacker 1982 model 4003S-5 bass guitar in Jetglo. This 5-string bass guitar is reported to be one of five examples made by Rickenbacker for developing what would eventually become the standard production model 4003S-5 bass, first issued in 1986.  One of these prototypes was reportedly given by Rickenbacker to Chris Squire in 1982.  This prototype has several interesting features not found on the 5-string production model.  First is the super-elongated headstock, which is the same size as that of the 8-string bass, later produced starting in 1987. Next is the bridge configuration, which has five individual screw-thru intonation adjustment saddles, much like the 4005 or 6-string guitar models, in contrast to the standard Rickenbacker bass bridge for the 4001 and 4003 models. This bass also has many “S” type features:  unbound body, dot inlays on fretboard and toaster-top neck pickup; however, it has the dual Ric-o-sound input jacks, not normally found on “S” body basses.  OHSC.

 
 
             


 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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