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Are the Ric 4003 frets bigger then the 4001?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    My school has an early 1974 Ric 4001, great condition. I started out on that, and then bought my own 4003 (after going through several other basses), I noticed the frets are slightly bigger. Am I imagining things?
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Like uh...

    Perhaps the older one just has fret wear?

    or something.
  3. DW


    Jun 22, 2000
    I think you're imagining things.
  4. RobBass


    Mar 11, 2005
    Berks county, Pa
    The Frets on my new 4003 are wider and taller than my old 4001. I have also noticed pickups have changed, pickguard and headstock plastic has changed and I think tone too.
    Not all bad though, I like the bigger frets :)
  5. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Old thead: check
    N00b: check
    smart-ass comment: check.

  6. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Yeah... Jeebus. I don't even care anymore, and I posted it.

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