1979 Rickenbacker 4005 Bass

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1979 Ric 4005 characteristics: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted tuners with Phillips head screws, black plastic bushings and black plastic shims, plastic truss rod cover with raised logo and no model name, smaller triangle pearloid fret markers, 20 frets, glued in 5 piece neck with thin skunk stripe, binding on back, hollow body with sound hole, four pole neck pickup, four pole bridge pickup, white pickguard, five heptagonal shaped knobs, 3 way pickup toggle switch, potentiometers, capacitors, additional ric-o-sound input jack, pots cavity pencil marking, four saddle bridge, chrome bridge cover, chrome tailpiece with R logo, 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 sequence of production. Some examples of 1979 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

SA 38x 1979 January
SB 64x 1979 February
SC 147x 1979 March
SD 196x 1979 April
SE 261x 1979 May
SF xxxx 1979 June
SG 383x 1979 July
SH 443x 1979 August
SI xxxx 1979 September
SJ xxxx 1979 October
SK 504x 1979 November
SL xxxx 1979 December