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The Rickenbacker 4001S-LH was Paul McCartney's main bass from 1965 to c. 1978. After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, he continued to use it as his main choice of bass with Wings and in his solo career.


With The Beatles[]


Songs that use this instrument[]

  • Drive My Car
  • You Won't See Me
  • Nowhere Man
  • Think for Yourself (2 basslines)
  • The Word
  • Michelle
  • Girl
  • I'm Looking Through You
  • In My Life
  • Taxman
  • I'm Only Sleeping
  • Here There and Everywhere
  • Yellow Submarine
  • She Said She Said (Ryohei Kanayama's Karaoke Cover)
  • Good Day Sunshine (Played by George)
  • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • For No One
  • Doctor Robert
  • I Want to Tell You
  • Got to Get You Into My Life
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Paperback Writer
  • Rain
  • Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With a Little Help From My Friends
  • A Day in the Life
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Penny Lane
  • All You Need is Love
  • Lady Madonna
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • The End
  • Band On the Run