You know what this is. It's awesome, and it hurts a bit to put it up for sale, but I don't play it enough to justify having such a nice bass sitting around.
We have here a stunning example of a 2000s-era 4003 in Fireglo finish that I've owned and played for about three years. I bought it from Beard, and it's definitely a "good one," with plenty of resonance and great playability.
Functionally, it's perfect, with no tail lift, functional truss rods, low action, minimal fretwear, quiet electronics, and a straight, very playable neck.
Cosmetically, it has been gigged and rehearsed by myself and , but is in excellent condition; a few small dings here and there on the sides, but none through the wood and you really have to look to find them. I can't get any of them to photograph.
It looks, feels, and sounds awesome, and is far more versatile than many Ric naysayers might have you believe. Very punchy and can do anything from a vintage thump to a grinding roar.
Comes with the Ric hardshell case (great shape, with all latches functioning) and a strap fitted with Schaller strap locks.
Looking for $1400 shipped CONUS.
A few other misc pictures I unearthed:
Awful hair, awesome bass:
Leon Rickenbackering, very intently:
With unfortunately-colored (and honestly kind of weird-feeling) strings:
In my old Brooklyn apartment, alongside an Eden that I don't have anymore, a Celloblaster I don't have anymore . . .
Being pummeled by the Shermanator:
Just missing the little metal inset on one of the knobs: