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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. put some flats on it!
  4. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. depends on what sound yer lookin for.the round,tubby,Paul MacCartney sound=flats..growlling trebely Chris Squire sound=rounds.

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