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The iconic, punchy midrange and rumbling power of a Rickenbacker® 4003 captured in software for the first time – officially approved by Rickenbacker®.

Crisp, detailed midrange for perfect mix placement
Played with a pick, open and palm-muted articulations
Features true amp tone for unrivaled power

SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS captures the unmistakable sound of a Rickenbacker® 4003 for the first time in software. Delivering meaty, low end thunder and the crisp, defined midrange that has shaped rock and pop history, RICKENBACKER® BASS is the first software instrument to be officially approved byRickenbacker®.

Painstakingly sampled by Thomas Skarbye, ideal for distortion, and the first SCARBEE bass to be played with a pick, RICKENBACKER® BASS delivers all the character and versatility of the original in an ultra-flexible, completely authentic KONTAKT instrument.


To create SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS, a Rickenbacker® 4003 with stainless steel Rotosound strings was recorded direct into Pro Tools with premium Mogami cables and a Metric Halo LIO-8 preamp, assuring every nuance of this legendary bass came through in pristine quality.

Picked articulations available for the first time in a SCARBEE bass provide the crisp tone heard on countless rock and pop records since the 60s. Avoiding Rickenbacker®’s integrated foam muting system, palm-muted articulations were created with the pick hand positioned over the bridge, ensuring the realism of a true performance. Open picked articulations were played between the pickups, and both were recorded using the unique Rick-O-Sound stereo output for classic Rickenbacker® tone.

A unique KONTAKT effect chain adds the final component to this authorized Rickenbacker® instrument with the newly implemented Jump Amp fromGUITAR RIG for extreme tweakability, and tape saturator, equalizer and compressor from theSOLID MIX SERIES for pro studio effects.

SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS is based on the Rickenbacker® 4003, released in 1980 as the successor to the 4001 model that had been in consistent use since 1960. Already famous as a ‘mix sitter’ against a wall of guitars, the 4003 greatly improved the bass response of the 4001’s neck pickup to give it the balanced tonal response it has become famous for. The crisp, thunderous tone of these basses has been immortalized on some of the most successful rock and pop albums in history, and now it’s at your fingertips.

Thomas Skarbye is a highly regarded bassist whose sound design brand has become synonymous with quality and playability. His sampled instruments have become the first choice of top producers and musicians worldwide. To help create this Rickenbacker™-approved instrument, Thomas once again brought in Nils Liberg – the same scripting wizard behind SCARBEE FUNK GUITARIST, ALICIA’S KEYS, and SCARBEE MM BASS.

The Scarbee and Native Instruments partnership have released numerous instrument libraries for the industry-leading sampler KONTAKT and the free KONTAKT PLAYER. With SCARBEE's renowned precision and level of detail, producers can expect a line of premium instruments across the musical spectrum.

Instrument type: Officially-approved Rickenbacker® 4003 KONTAKT instrument

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6 years ago

new to seeding, but this is fully operational. just drop it in the same folder as your kontakt library,

then open kontakt 5, select add library then find the folder inside the kontakt library and click ok. make sure you give permission, and let it do its magic.... rickenbacker bass will appear.

this will only work with kontakt 5.1 or higher. enjoy!

6 years ago

tnx :)

6 years ago

If you have to reload this every time or you get “no library found” uninstall and reinstall Kontakt 5.1, goes for any kontakt library; you got a reg conflict. thanks uploader

6 years ago

I keep getting a request for Activation Number, after installing. Any ideas?

6 years ago

... fully operational??? N-O-T !!!!

I have the free Kontakt Player (v5.2.1) and after a while the window goes dark with "Demo Timeout" appearing and asking for Activation. So whoever supposedly cracked this NK library, obviously didn't succeed! And obviously didn't test his won work!

I've found this with a lot of the NI libraries... They keep appearing on torrent sites like this one, supposedly k'd, but they are not – activation numbers are SELDOM, if EVER included, and when we ask for them, up-loaders don't seem to know what we're talking about or simply never even bother to respond... What gives? Am I the only one experiencing this???

It seems to me that it doesn't matter if the Player is cracked, or if it is FREE, if the library itself isn't also cracked, it won't work.

So please, whoever is doing the cracking, get clue! Do it right or don't post it! And if you're just the uploader, sharing, then test it out for a day or two before wasting everyone's time and bandwidth with what are essentially demos that can be download as easily and faster from the creator's website.

Sorry for bitchin', but I have disks full of NI libraries, none of which are usable because I'm still waiting for k's to appear... C'mon crackers, get it together with regard to the NI stuff!

6 years ago

I have had the same problem. Each time I was trying to add the library it was showing "No Library Found". Uninstalled and installed Kontakt 5. Problem solved

6 years ago

Can anyone help me! there are no _info. files there are only an .nkc and a .nkr file and also a .nicnt file where do i put these? when i load up kontakt 5 in (administrator mode only) i can add the library just fine but when i dont run administrator mode i cant add the library and also whenever i close kontakt and re- open kontakt the library disappears every time.

5 years ago

br3nt3h, thanks man this one works fine for me, just follow his instructions guys.

5 years ago

I have Maschine and I had Kontakt 5.2, upgraded to 5.3, then I tried to find in library again but to no avail. Turns out, you need to click on the outermost file, you cannot simply select the "instruments" file.

I spent an hour trying to figure this out.

However, I spent another 5 extra minutes just so I could make an account and comment on this saying that THIS IS JUST A DEMO GODDAMN IT.

Don't download unless you only want a demo. Also, this is ONLY the Bass, not the Keys or Clavinet. I didn't see this at first, I wanted the keys, but the bass is cool too I guess.

5 years ago

@dasistda_man You're a freekin IDIOT!!!! quit talking shit when you don't know what the hell you're talking about. not only does this one work great but almost all of the krakd kontakt libraries on here work. you're just a dumb ass who doesn't know what the hell he's doing!!! you HAVE to have a krakd contact player dip shit in order for it to not go into demo mode after 10-15 minutes. I would give you the link but you have to do some work that I don't think you're smart enough to figure out. BTW THANX TO ALL SUBMITTERS AND SEEDERS!!!!!

4 years ago

Thanks... Works like a charm !


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