1978 Rickenbacker 3001 Bass

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1978 Ric 3001 features: Small headstock, black truss rod cover with raised letters logo, riveted tuners with slot-head screws and black plastic shims under the tuner plates, bolt on neck with skunk stripe, 20 fret Brazilian rosewood board with pearloid dot fret markers, chrome 4 bolt neckplate, one hum cancelling single coil pickup covered in black plastic, one ply black pickguard, three black heptagonal shaped knobs with silver tops, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, strapholder, black case with blue 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 1978 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

RA 16x 1978 January
RB 83x 1978 February
RC xxxx 1978 March
RD 204x 1978 April
RE 275x 1978 May
RF 362x 1978 June
RG 422x 1978 July
RH 434x 1978 August
RI xxxx 1978 September
RJ 589x 1978 October
RK 680x 1978 November
RL 708x 1978 December