1976 Rickenbacker 3001 Bass

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1976 Ric 3001 features: Small headstock, black or white plastic truss rod cover with raised letters logo, dual truss rods, riveted tuners with Phillips head screws and black plastic shims under the tuner plates, bolt on maple neck including skunk stripe, 20 fret rosewood board and pearloid dot fret markers, chrome 4 bolt neckplate, one single coil pickup covered in black plastic, black or white one ply pickguard, three black heptagonal shaped knobs with silver tops, CTS potentiometers, green capacitor, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, strapholders, black case with blue or orange interior.

The letters on the chrome mono input jack plate determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1976 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

PA xxxx 1976 January
PB 121x 1976 February
PC 198x 1976 March
PD 290x 1976 April
PE 396x 1976 May
PF 474x 1976 June
PG 504x 1976 July
PH 585x 1976 August
PI 663x 1976 September
PJ 709x 1976 October
PK 761x 1976 November
PL xxxx 1976 December