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new rickenbacker 4003s bass has mute issues, need some help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by William81, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. William81


    Sep 23, 2020
    I just got my brand new rickenbacker 4003s today. Everything is perfect except for the mutes. The only strings that get muted are the A and D string, it does not even touch the others. Is this a common problem? How is it fixed? do you think a guitar repair store would be able to fix this?
  2. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I had to take my bridge apart and cut the pad smaller to fit the cavity better, AND re-bend the metal hoodad.
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  3. William81


    Sep 23, 2020
    oh man that sounds like it would be expensive! i would do it myself but i really dont want to mess things up. I will definitly tell that to the guitar tech. Does it take a long time to take it apart?
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006

    Yep. Very simple DIY thing.
  5. Dalewyatt


    Nov 7, 2017
    My 4003w is the same way..
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