Of interest to Ric 4003 4001 Owners

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by groucho, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. groucho


    Sep 28, 2005
    Ringwood NJ
    Apologies if this is not the right forum!
    I am making a CNC machined thumb rest for the
    Ric 4001 4003 that requires no holes or mods
    to the bass. If you look on Ebay search under
    Rickenbacker Thumb you will see it.

    I got the idea after seeing so many Rics with a wear
    spot in the finish at the corner of the guard, from people
    digging in their thumbs there. and all the Rics with the
    bridge pickup cover removed which just looks doggy to me.
    My 2006 4003 was never as easy to play as I would have
    liked (being a finger player) and I was loathe to drill holes
    into it to add a Fender style rest. I made to original out of
    acrylic scrap with a dremel and a LOT of filing and sanding.

    Of course if you play your Ric with a pick this is all a big yawn to you :bassist:
  2. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
    That is a neat product man, i am getting one for sure.
  3. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Cool. I have a Tube Ampology Bezel with the thumbrest and its awesome, but its more for the bridge pickup (which is great for me but there are times I want to play over the neck pickup ) This is a good solution.