Cera uses the Rickenbacker 4003 bass throughout the film. It is featured in every scene where Sex Bob-Omb is playing, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the cast rehearsing. This bass has been used by countless musicians, such as Geddy Lee (Rush), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) and Roger Glover (Deep Purple).more
If you're looking at this you should know what this is and how it sounds, but if you don't, let me explain.
Geddy Lee, Lemmy, Chris Squire, Bruce Foxton-all Ricky players. While the guitars are more than known and speak for themselves in the hands of people like Paul Weller, Peter Buck, Pete Townsend, Kurt Ballou, J. Mascis and so on, a Ricky bass has been the mark of someone that's not messing about for a long, long time.
This, the 4003, is a maple-bodied Jekyll and Hyde. The neck pickup gives serious 60's plum and bonk, and the bridge pickup is a drooling, spiny, runaway train. Seen in the hands of innumerable players within the heavy scene - not least Al Cisneros of Om/Sleep and Tatsu Mikami of Church Of Misery - this is a serious weapon if you want it to be. More than capable of handling detuning thanks to its ubiquitous two-truss-rod system, the 20-fret Ricky will crush everything if you want, or cut through the entire band if you don't. Bang on.