Dating rickenbacker bass
There are a few copies similar to the 4004 Cheyenne.
I've published this page on this site because I do not like copies of Rickenbacker instruments and I don't like to see anyone get fooled into buying a fake that has a Rickenbacker truss rod cover on it or a missing truss rod cover. One with a missing truss rod cover might be real/ The bass model that has generally been copied is the 4001.
This is the company that created what is believed by most musical instrument historians to be the world's first true solid body guitar, the A-22 lap steel.
Players who are associated with Rickenbacker basses include John Entwistle (The Who), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Peter Quaife (The Kinks), Chris Squire (Yes), Lemmy (Motorhead), Geddy Lee (Rush) and Dave Dreiwitz (Ween).Since I discourage buying and selling of these instruments, I will not publish the names of these makers that continue to make copies.The manufacturers and brands that are named above have already been dealt with by RIC, as far as I know.Instead of being bolted or glued to the body, the maple neck runs the entire length of the instrument.The two side pieces of maple that comprise the body are then glued to that center piece of wood.