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The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Somethings messed up. Without pics or meter readings of the unconnected pots, can't tell what's wrong.

    If it's new, why not return it to the dealer?
     
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Did Ric label their pups with dates or is there another way to date your pups?
     
  3. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
    Have to contact Wildwood. It’s the Montezuma limited edition.
     
  4. Aceonbass

    Aceonbass Commercial User

    Apr 10, 2004
    Parkville,Mo.
    Are you left handed? Because RIC builds left handed harnesses reverse of the way they build right handed ones, therefore the taper is reversed, but I would think the pot would take a little over 1/3 of a turn to get to the point you describe. Unfortunately RIC doesn't use left handed pots (they're scarce and more expensive), and for that same reason, neither do I when I build a harness. Ideally, I'd like to use linear taper pots (which are reversible) made by CTS in the same dished back style the RIC and I currently use. I think that style would be preferred by most, but unfortunately I'd have to order 1000 or so pots at a time. It was only a few years ago that CTS started making 500k dished back pots with a solid shaft again. Before that I had to buy the flat backed style, but those weren't "correct" for Rick's, and couldn't be used for restoring the wiring in vintage Ricks.
     
  5. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
     
  6. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
    No, right handed. They only made 15 of the Wildwood Montezuma Amberglo and I believe they were all righties.
     
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  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Wildwood will take care of you, and would probably replace the pot themselves if you want them to.
    That would save quite a chunk of time on the turnaround.
     
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  8. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
    Yeah I’m not concerned about Wildwood at all. Just wondering if anyone had seen something similar.
     
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  9. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
    I'll try to post a video later just to see if I haven't lost my mind....
     
  10. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    What is your signal chain? Something like this can also happen if you plug a passive instrument into something looking for a line-level signal...
     
  11. plav1959

    plav1959

    May 7, 2016
    Orlando, FL
    Operator error. A couple of bad cables. Sorry for the confusion...
     
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  12. bstringrandy

    bstringrandy Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    I thought about posting this in the Strings forum, but thought I'd get a faster answer here.

    I'm looking to replace the strings on my 2017 4003W. What strings does Rickenbacker ship these with? I'm happy with the strings that are on it, and would like to avoid truss rod craziness if possible. I dug around on the Rickenbacker web site but didn't see any info on stock strings. Thanks!!
     
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  13. Rics ship with Ric strings and nobody is sure, and Ric isn’t saying, who makes them. The E and G are standard gauge .45 and .105. I forget what the A and D are. They can be found at Ric’s site, IIRC, and retailers like Sam Ash. Pick of the Ricks has them too.
     
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  15. bstringrandy

    bstringrandy Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    Thanks! I knew i came to the right place!!

    Wow! At $53.49 plus shipping, they are certainly proud of them and I can see why they won't ID the manufacturer. :) That's almost Thomastik Infeld $$$ territory!

    I wonder if a set of DR High-Beam Mediums 45-105 would be comparable in tension?
     
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  16. Aceonbass

    Aceonbass Commercial User

    Apr 10, 2004
    Parkville,Mo.
    D'Addario EXL170'S are very similar strings, but I prefer their balanced tension strings. I think the E is .107.
     
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  17. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    WHAT?!?! $53.49 ... Waaaaaaaaay too much money ...

    Here's where I buy Ric strings for my 4003 ... $26.99 per set

    Rickenbacker 95511 Electric Bass 4 String Set (45-105) | SamAsh
     
  18. bstringrandy

    bstringrandy Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sam Ash has them for $26.99. Much better!!!
    Thanks again TB folks!

    Just saw BK's post. Great minds think alike!!!
     
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  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    RIC can't undercut their dealers, hence they have to charge MSRP. No different than buying direct from any manufacturer who has a dealer network.
     
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  20. bstringrandy

    bstringrandy Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yep. I get that. I'll use Ric strings and support them at the Sam Ash price. :)
     
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