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Rickenbacker 4003: How do u use the muter?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alex E, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Alex E

    Alex E

    Mar 2, 2006
    Hello to those in the know!

    How do I use the string muter on my 4003? Please advise:help:
  2. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Crank those knobs on either side of the bridge that look identical to the old style strap pins. The higher you crank it, that foam pad will raise up for that McCartney thump circa 66-67.

  3. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Mine , aswell as others ae not bent properly from the factory so you don't get even muting unless you got lucky and get one that is perfect. I had to diassemble my bridge to change the bend on it making it usable.

    The screws next to the mute are turned clockwise to raise the mute, CCW to lower it.
  4. Alex E

    Alex E

    Mar 2, 2006
    Hey, thanks very much for the advice.

    Figured it was simple, but the manual doesn't talk about it, so I didn't know. :hyper: