Rickenbacker 4003 pickguard dilemma

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cosmo440, Apr 11, 2012.


  1. cosmo440

    cosmo440

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    Will a 1-piece pickguard made for a post '73 Ric 4001 fit a '90's Rickenbacker 4003 that had a 1-piece pickguard? I'm talking about ALL the screw holes lining up aka bolt-on.
     
  2. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

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  3. Spectrum

    Spectrum

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    Necropost: how come all the aftermarket 4003 pickguards are 2-piece when 4003's come with 1-piece guards? Does anyone know of a 1-piece guard?
     
  4. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    Try this place:

    http://www.pickguardian.com/pickguardian/RickBasses.html

    I bought the neck pup mod from them for my long-gone 4003. It was pretty good quality, and I imagine their pickguards are as good.
     
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    I did have a couple made for me that would fit modern screw hole positions.

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  7. jj4001

    jj4001 Supporting Member

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    I had to replace the pickguard on my '80 4001.

    I ordered a new one-piece 4003 pickguard from RIC around '05 or '06. All the screw holes lined up perfectly so it fits fine. The only problem is that the replacement isn't made from the same material as the original so it doesn't exactly match the truss rod cover. You'd never notice unless you inspect it closely, though.

    I can't say for sure but I think it should work.
     
  8. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

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    Terrapin Pickguards can custom make any guard you want in almost any material.

    http://www.terrapinguitars.com/

    The best way to get an EXACT duplicate is to send them your old one.
     

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