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The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve

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

  1. MirandM

    MirandM Married to my bass. Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2019
    It was posted earlier when I asked for "how to", but it doesn't matter, thanks anyway :thumbsup:
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  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I had a 660/12 for a number of years before I sold it to my guitarist, and still have a 650D that I probably should sell. Great guitars, but I’m not a guitarist!
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  3. donahue

    donahue Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2015
    Hey all,

    What kind of strings do brand new Rics ship with? I would like to know for comparison sake.
  4. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Ric-branded strings, .045, .055, .075, .105. So, untypical of a normal .045-.105 set with the lighter D and A. They're my preferred string.
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  5. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    They are NPS rounds, many here have suggested they are sourced from D’Addario.
    donahue and basmansam like this.
  6. I went to get some new RIC bass strings, and the price on Amazon is almost twice what it is on Pick of the Rics or RIC's Boutique site. Someone out there is ripping someone off. Pays to shop around sometimes.
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  7. BassJuju

    BassJuju Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Sam Ash had the best price when I was shopping a few weeks ago.
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  8. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Just throwing this out there. When I replaced my original strings on my 4003s/5, I went with the Rotosound 66 Nickels. So far I am happy with the results.

  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    this is what I use one 5 String Rickenbackers ... the steels give you more of a Metal tone and the Nickle give you more of a classic rock tone


  10. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    I guess I tend towards Nickels for that slightly more mellow tone. I think my bass originally shipped with steels. The tone was very good. I have noticed, though, that when I have the bridge pickup dimed with the capacitor engaged, the nickels deliver a tone that I am more fond of.

  11. Jeff Scott

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

    Apr 11, 2006
    If you bought it new, it would have had nickels on it.
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  12. badiban


    Jul 20, 2017
    Does anyone have pictures of the new v2 bridge? I am debating whether it's worth retrofitting my 2017 bridge. Does this new bridge allow for intonation adjustments without having to remove the strings?
  13. Aceonbass

    Aceonbass Commercial User

    Apr 10, 2004
    The new bridge is very easily adjustable without removing the strings, but I never had to remove the strings on the old bridge either.
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  14. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
  15. basmansam

    basmansam Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    I’ve had great results with EXL220 BT on all of my ric basses.
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  16. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    My Rick likes D'Addario EXL-170'S.
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  17. badiban


    Jul 20, 2017
    That's impressive, I was under the impression that you had to remove the strings if you want to intonate without stripping the screws. How did you manage to do this without removing the strings?
  18. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    IME, you don't have to *remove* the strings. I just loosen them up so I can pull the saddle component out, adjust a saddle screw, then slide it back in. It's a PITA, but I don't have to do it that often. It might be possible to loosen and tip that portion up to get to the saddle screws, but I haven't been able to do that.
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  19. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Just picked this up today (and dropped it off at my tech's). Getting a nice setup and a fresh set of rotos :). Played around with it a little and was really digging the feel. Like this a lot better than my old 4003 from 10 years ago.
    DaveSill, toothguy, BassGen and 15 others like this.
  20. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    That's a sleek little batmobile bass you got there. Looks awesome. :)
    BrentSimons likes this.

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