Cutting Nut Slots

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MoreGuitar, May 23, 2012.

  1. MoreGuitar


    May 23, 2012
    If I decide to buy a new Rick 4003 and the dealer will do a free set-up with purchase, would asking them to lower the action at the nut [if needed] be asking too much or would that be considered part of the set-up?
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Tough call, I personally expect a good setup on a high end instrument like that, but you are asking for shop time more so than a setup. A setup take a few minutes, nut slots get billed out in my experience.

    I would certainly ask, but I'd probably expect a no, maybe discount shop rate though. I am no expert though, so best of luck on your endeavour.
  3. New high dollar bass, if you haven't paid yet, you have leverage.

    Are they throwing in a case?
  4. I don't see a problem as long as it's part of the purchase agreement. If it really needs the nut lowered then insist upon it. I'm sure they want to sell a bass.
  5. MoreGuitar


    May 23, 2012
    A Rick SKB type case comes with this bass.

  6. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    That should absolutely be included in a setup!
  7. MoreGuitar


    May 23, 2012
    Thanks for the positive reply, just gotta hope that they get it right the first time around.
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