New strings gauge vs. New setup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by marcos_epm, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. marcos_epm


    Dec 27, 2011
    Silly question, but here it goes...

    I'm currently running .40s in my Rick 4003 that was just setup professionally.

    However, Im not happy and want to come back to .45s

    Can I just replace the strings? Do I need a new setup in the case?

    I have an important gig tomorrow and want to come to where I was before asap...

  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Most likely will need a truss rod adjustment, that's all.
  3. ShotBaker

    ShotBaker Inactive

    Jul 8, 2013
    Oh boy. Leave it alone. You'll have to do another intonation job on the bridge. If you don't use the right sized tools, you'll strip out the screws they use to move the bridge saddles, and cheapen your Rick. If you do move up to 45's...definitely take it back for another pro setup before the show.
  4. Green1


    Sep 23, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    You will most likely need to adjust the intonation at minimum
  5. Yeah I wouldn't do anything with a gig tomorrow, play the strings you have and change them later.
  6. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  7. just put the strings on it.
  8. marcos_epm


    Dec 27, 2011
    Thanks for all the info. Just as a feedback: sent it back to my luthier, had it set up again with new strings. Back to 45 and the gig was amazing!