1980 Ric 4001-S Bass

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1980 4001-S features include: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted tuners with phillips head screws, black plastic tuner bushings, raised logo on white or black plastic truss rod cover (plexiglass on left handed models), pearloid dot fret markers, glued in neck with skunk stripe, 20 frets, no binding, four pole neck pickup, four pole bridge pickup including cover and chrome surround, white or black pickguard, black heptagonal shaped knobs with words on silver tops, CTS potentiometers, yellow capacitors, plastic wiring, 3 way pickup toggle switch, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, mono input jack plate, black case with blue 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 13x 1980 January
TB 57x 1980 February
TC 12xx 1980 March
TD 148x 1980 April
TE 204x 1980 May
TF 252x 1980 June
TG 313x 1980 July
TH 343xx 1980 August
TI 380x 1980 September
TJ 442x 1980 October
TK 451x 1980 November
TL xxxx 1980 December