1980 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

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1980 Ric 4001 features include: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted tuners with slothead or phillips head screws, black plastic bushings and shims under the tuner plates, raised logo on plastic truss rod cover (plexiglass on left handed models), smaller triangle pearloid fret markers, neck through body design including skunk stripe, 20 frets, four pole neck pickup, four pole bridge pickup with chrome surround, bridge pickup cover, white or black pickguard, plastic binding, heptagonal shaped knobs with silver top and lettering, CTS potentiometers, yellow capacitors, plastic wiring, ric-o-sound input jack plate, pots cavity marking, 3 way pickup toggle switch, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, black case with blue or black interior.

The letters on the chrome input jack plate determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1980 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

TA 14x 1980 January
TB 57x 1980 February
TC 12xx 1980 March
TD 148x 1980 April
TE 200x 1980 May
TF 252x 1980 June
TG 313x 1980 July
TH 343xx 1980 August
TI 396x 1980 September
TJ 442x 1980 October
TK 451x 1980 November
TL xxxx 1980 December