The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve

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

  1. Is the second Allen key for string spacing adjustment lockdown?
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  2. sonic 7

    sonic 7 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Queens, N.Y.C.
    There isn’t any string spacing lockdown. The string spacing is the roller saddles and there isn’t any way to lock them into position. I mean they really don’t need to be locked, once the strings are on and tuned up they don’t move. It is however a little annoying when you change strings.
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  3. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    The RB set feels not quite as low tension as the LTF or TI sets. But are definitely on the low end of the scale for tension and flexibility. There’s about a $20-25 difference in the pricing, making the Labella set
    the low-price winner.
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  4. Got it. I was thinking it might be like the Hipshot where the spacer does lock.
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    We ain't talkin'!

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  6. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
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  7. Shine a light under the backside of the bridge and you'll see the hex heads for adjusting intonation. My 2021 with V2 came with 2 wrenches and one fits the screws to adjust intonation, it's just fiddly to get it into the hex head.
  8. isaac42


    Apr 13, 2003
    All of my Rics have plenty of sustain.
  9. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    That's probably technically true, but of no real world consequence.
  10. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    We ain't talkin'! ;)
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  11. Michael O

    Michael O

    Aug 31, 2018
    You have to loosen the string first and then use the key. It will not work with the strings under full tension. The thicker key that was with the bass is the right key for intonation. I also have a FG 4003s quite new and the intonation was far off beeing right. So be prepared to work a little on it. It is worth it.
  12. PrairieThunder13


    Dec 21, 2015
    I cant say i disagree...
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  13. PrairieThunder13


    Dec 21, 2015
    Indeed, as do mine - that was one of the draws for me (along with just about everything else) - the neck-pickupless-sustain-augmentation comment isnt meant to be anything more than an aside after listening to enough of phil x and why he pulls the neck pickup out of most of his guitars haha
  14. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Bacoli, Italy

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  15. Oooh. I like that. It looks like British Racing Green... plus it has the checkered binding.
  16. I think it's Candy Apple Green. Photos can trick the eye sometimes.
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  17. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Bacoli, Italy
    Definitely not BRG, it’s CAG. Closer to baby puke green. I love it!
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  18. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka Yes, I act just like this in person. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I don't think I have seen a Ric in antigua....
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  19. Bikeguy57

    Bikeguy57 Supporting Member

    Don't do it...Just don't.
  20. Rich_Briere


    Jul 31, 2003
    I don't understand why anyone would, short of being totally broke and moving out onto the street, buy this bass a year ago and then sell it. The seller says it's virtually unplayed. :woot: And each time I see the price tags that sellers are asking I keep picking up my receipts from the 70's and throw-up a little in my own mouth. :drool:
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