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Best Mods/Additions for Rickenbacker 4003

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BlistryFingas, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. BlistryFingas

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  2. miholc

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    Epic first post :D Welcome.
  3. Silver Blues

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    Tempted to say all of them. Really. :D

    Some of those things are really cheap, you could easily do more than one.

    --Silvie

    Welcome to Talkbass.
  4. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    That Spectraflex cable is incredible pure signal no tone hiss wow.
  5. Solarmist

    Solarmist 15 miles from Mt Rainier Supporting Member

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    +1 :D

    You forgot the bass case - that's what I'd get first.
  6. BlistryFingas

    BlistryFingas

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    Right, mine came with the Ric case. Very nice-- all latches lock with key
  7. Solarmist

    Solarmist 15 miles from Mt Rainier Supporting Member

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  8. BlistryFingas

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    of course

    Attached Files:

  9. Silver Blues

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    Nice setup.

    --Silvie
  10. bill reed

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    I would add the Vintage/modern tone switch if its an older 4003.
  11. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

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    Easily done with a push/pull pot and a .0047uF cap.
  12. Solarmist

    Solarmist 15 miles from Mt Rainier Supporting Member

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    Oh that's really nice, and that amp/cab is making me jeaous!
  13. BlistryFingas

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    The pull-pot? yeah. Pulled it has the high/vintage tone. Mine is a 2011
  14. bill reed

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    you can get the full kit from Ric for around £30. the switch, cap and diagram. all you need to do the refit.
  15. Bongolation

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    Out of curiosity, how much does the OP's 4003 actually weigh?
  16. BlistryFingas

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    Give or take 52 lbs.
  17. A-Step-Towards

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    I have none of that and yet I have a 4003.
  18. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, the treble pickup bezel and the Schaller strap locks are all the a ric needs.
  19. Spleenface92

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    Ah crap...I keep reminding myself I need to get straplocks for my Rick. It's my main gigging bass, and duct tape only works for so long.
  20. Fishheadjoe

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    You forgot a set of files so you can get the nut properly cut on a new RIC...:bag:
    Fishheadjoe

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