Here a Rickenbacker 4003 bass, an example of a bass line with an illustrious rock history. The bass features a thru body neck construction and wings placed alongside the central neck. The Rickenbacker 4003, which replaced the 4001, which was issued first in 1961 and lasted till the 1980s. The 4003 differs in the truss rod design and has better wearing frets. The pickups are higher in output, and the bridge pickup, a so-called “horseshoe” pickup, was remodelled, featuring a more conventional design, although the “horseshoe”, is for looks only and removable. Just look at band recordings by Motörhead, Rush, Genesis and others, to fully appreciate the Rick sound.