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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Apr 15, 2014.
It was posted earlier when I asked for "how to", but it doesn't matter, thanks anyway
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!
What kind of strings do brand new Rics ship with? I would like to know for comparison sake.
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.
They are NPS rounds, many here have suggested they are sourced from D’Addario.
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.
Sam Ash had the best price when I was shopping a few weeks ago.
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.
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
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.
If you bought it new, it would have had nickels on it.
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?
The new bridge is very easily adjustable without removing the strings, but I never had to remove the strings on the old bridge either.
Look up a few posts:
The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve
I’ve had great results with EXL220 BT on all of my ric basses.
My Rick likes D'Addario EXL-170'S.
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?
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.
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.
That's a sleek little batmobile bass you got there. Looks awesome.