Flat Chromes on a 1975 Ric?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FloridaTim, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. FloridaTim


    May 29, 2013
    Kissimmee, FL
    Carried over from the "Basses" forum...

    I just picked up a 1975 Rickenbacker 4001 for $400!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, I have a set of D'addario flatwound XL Chromes Regular lights laying around the house. Is this a good string for this bass?

    BTW, it has EMG pickups on it.
  2. mikenel169

    mikenel169 Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    any pics?

    What a steal!!!
  3. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Chromes are great on Rics.
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Damn you right to hell.

    ...Enjoy ;)
  5. FloridaTim


    May 29, 2013
    Kissimmee, FL
  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Just be careful setting the truss rods.
  7. FloridaTim


    May 29, 2013
    Kissimmee, FL
    Not touching the truss rods. Just put the strings on.

    Here in Orlando we do have The Guitar Factory. Over 40 years of experience and can always do the job correctly. Nice guys too. I will take it to them, as I always do.
  8. Oh yes, that bass. Yeah, people are being nice and not telling you that it's not a genuine Rickenbacker.

    If you're wanting to find a home for it, Im sure I can find it a good home here. $400 sounds a bit high for a "faker". I will be ecstatic to take it off of you for $300.

    But seriously, good find. Even with the work--assuming you want to fix it up--it's a great find.

    Also, I use Chromes on mine. Love them. Been thinking of trying some other flats but Chromes are fine.
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    What makes you think it is a fake?

    It looks real to me ... modified but real ...