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A decent substitute for the real thing; for a quarter of it's price.
AliExpress has been notorious for being a beehive for copy guitars (namely Fender, Rickenbacker and Hofner products). I've seen many reviews for these copy guitars, surprisingly mostly positive and I got curious and decided to purchase a copy 4003 Rickenbacker bass. I've always wanted an actual Rickenbacker bass and it seemed that at least owning a copy bass would satisfy my desire temporarily. The guitar was in an awful state when it arrived, but after some adjustments (tweaking the trussrod and changing the china strings to ghs medium gauge strings), it doesn't sound too bad. Of course, I don't think it sounds like a real 4003, I wouldn't know cause I've never owned one. Still a cool bass nonetheless. I am also considering switching the pickups to real Rickenbacker pickups when I can afford it. I'd recommend getting said copy guitar if you don't have money for a real one and want to appreciate it's aesthetic.