Fretwire Rickenbacker 4001

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Frederik74, Jan 10, 2018.


  1. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Dear Rick-Bass-fans,
    Question:
    --> What kind (size/measurements) of Fretwire do I need in order to refret a Rickenbacker 4001 BASS-guitar (copy)? (model seventies).

    - I heard that the fretwire of the 4001 is smaller than the fretwire of the 4003, but I can't find the info anywere).

    - and where can I order it online.

    Thanks in advance for your answer,
    Kindest & musical regards,
    Frederik

    Also take a look at: www.rickresource.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8730&p=860751#p860751

    or: parts > www.the-music-connection.com/ricpart.htm

    or more parts: www.pickofthericks.com/search.php?search_query=4001
     

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    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
  2. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Ask this question on the rickresource.com forum - the enthusiast's forum for all things RIC.
     
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  3. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Tnx!
     
  4. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Great work & advice guys Tnx!
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  5. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Actually, None of the above. Rick has its own proprietary fretwire.
     
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  6. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    All right... you answer him then.
     
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  7. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Ok tnx !
     
  8. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Ok Thks!
    On which particular url can I order the proprietary Rick-fretwire?
     
  9. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
  10. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    I wouldn't waste money on "proprietary" Rickenbacker fretwire. Simply find out what the dimensions are, or have your preferred fretwire installed. Like the fretwire on another of your basses? Rickenbacker 4001 basses had small frets made of fairly soft metal. I wouldn't bother with any of that; especially on a copy.
     
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  11. Frederik74

    Frederik74

    Jan 10, 2018
    Tnx! Kind of you
     
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