string suggestions for rickenbacker 4003...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by reagan123, May 28, 2001.

  1. reagan123


    May 28, 2001
    can anyone recommend the best kind of strings to put on a rickenbacker 4003. i just obtained one and am open to any suggestions?
  2. I'd suggest something with a light gauge. I think 4003's have stronger necks than the 4001's, but I'm not completely sure on that one.
  3. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Welcome to TB Reagan123
    I run D,Addario XL170's 45-100 they sound awesome on my Ric.
    If I can't get those I use ErnieBall super Slinky's 45-100 they are nice also.
  4. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    I run Pyramid Gold Flat Wound strings on my 4003. If flats will do it for you and you can afford a quality set of strings (about $60) you won't be disappointed.
  5. depends on what sound yer lookin for.the round,tubby,Paul MacCartney sound=flats..growlling trebely Chris Squire sound=rounds.