1982 RICKENBACKER 4001 BASS
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Other 1982 features include cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted tuners with phillips head screws, black plastic bushings and shims under the tuner plates or Grover wavy Imperial tuners with chrome bushings, 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 or fretless option, four pole neck pickup, four pole bridge pickup with chrome surround, bridge pickup cover, plastic binding, white or black pickguard, heptagonal shaped knobs with silver top and lettering, CTS potentiometers, yellow capacitors, ric-o-sound input jack plate, pots cavity pencil 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 1982 Rickenbacker serial numbers are: