Rickenbacker / 4003 / 2009 / MapleGlo / Bass
Bass Gear Ltd, UK
Bass Gear Ltd is headed by Phil Nixon, who has been playing bass since 1973, whilst skilfully avoiding music fame and fortune. He has enjoyed a successful business career, including running a group of media companies that he started from nothing. Welcome to our page here on Vintage&Rare.
Phil is very happy to respond to all customer enquiries, no matter how tentative.
Bass Gear is on a mission to bring to our fellow bass guitarists, that which has been generally hard to find. If it’s rare, interesting, weird, innovative and hitherto unavailable, then we want to stock it. This typically involves ultra low volume production ’boutique’ brands. We don’t stock everything, just what we think fits within our mission. Personal service, online. Our showroom is in Twyford, Berks, and visitors are welcome.
The non-commercial side of the site is called ‘Basslines‘ and hopefully provides an unbiased source of interesting bass things that are not found elsewhere. Contributions are welcomed!
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email address]
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to [address].
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
This website is owned and operated by Bass Gear Limited. If you need to contact us, please e-mail us at email@example.com. VAT number: Bass Gear Limited is not currently VAT Registered. Company registration number: 7138790. Registered Office: 6 Alderson Road, Harrogate HG2 8AS. This office is not open to the public.
Making a contract with us
When you place an order with us, you are making an offer to buy goods. We will send you an e-mail to confirm that we have received your order. Once we have checked the price and availability of the goods, we will e-mail you again to confirm that we accept your order, and that a contract has been made between us. We will not take payment from you until we have accepted your order.
In the unlikely event that the goods are no longer available, or that we have made a pricing mistake, we will advise you of this. You will not receive an e-mail confirming acceptance of your order, and there will be no contract between us.
Orders will be despatched with 48 hours, excluding weekends and public holidays, unless there is a notice with the product description to say otherwise. Charges for despatch within the UK for delivery are given in the product description and in the basket and checkout stages. Courier and mailing services will alter between products. For UK deliveries, we will use delivery services that are scheduled to take no more than three days from date of despatch to delivery. If an urgent delivery is required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if arrangements can be altered.
Cancellation and returns
This policy does not apply to the following goods, which are exempt from the right to cancel:
Clothing, once worn
Strings, once fitted
You can cancel your contract at any time up to 7 working days after the day of delivery.
Cancellation requests must be sent to email@example.com with the word ‘cancel’. You do not have to give any reason for cancellation. However, a brief explanation will help us to improve the service we offer to customers in the future.
If you cancel before you receive delivery of the ordered goods you may be required to pay for transportation costs incurred. If you cancel after receiving the ordered goods you must return the goods to us at your own expense. You must ensure that the goods are packaged adequately to protect against damage.
If you fail to return the goods, we will collect them, and we will charge you the direct cost of collection. If you fail to take reasonable care of the goods before they are returned to us, and this results in damage or deterioration, we will charge you for the reduction in value.
This cancellation policy does not affect your legal rights — for example, if goods are faulty or misdescribed.
If there is a problem with the goods, please contact us. We will deal with the matter in accordance with your legal rights.
Changes to these terms
These terms were last changed on 20 June 2010. Previous versions of our standard terms and conditions can be viewed here. [not yet applicable]. These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply to future orders.