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Best Mods/Additions for Rickenbacker 4003

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

  1. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013
    afroman and Moosehead1966 like this.
  2. miholc


    Aug 17, 2009
    Epic first post :D Welcome.
  3. Tempted to say all of them. Really. :D

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


    Welcome to Talkbass.
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That Spectraflex cable is incredible pure signal no tone hiss wow.
  5. +1 :D

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


    Jan 16, 2013
    Right, mine came with the Ric case. Very nice-- all latches lock with key
  7. Pics?
  8. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013
    of course

    Attached Files:

  9. Nice setup.

  10. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    I would add the Vintage/modern tone switch if its an older 4003.
  11. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Easily done with a push/pull pot and a .0047uF cap.
  12. Oh that's really nice, and that amp/cab is making me jeaous!
  13. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013
    The pull-pot? yeah. Pulled it has the high/vintage tone. Mine is a 2011
  14. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    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


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Out of curiosity, how much does the OP's 4003 actually weigh?
  16. BlistryFingas


    Jan 16, 2013
    Give or take 52 lbs.
  17. I have none of that and yet I have a 4003.
  18. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    IMO, the treble pickup bezel and the Schaller strap locks are all the a ric needs.
  19. 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. You forgot a set of files so you can get the nut properly cut on a new RIC...:bag:
    garrett77 likes this.
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