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Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question
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Author:  lance_manyon [ Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:22 am ]
Post subject:  Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question

Have any of you users of Rotosound RS66LC strings (their light gauge: 0.040/0.060/0.075/0.095) on your 4003 basses had trouble fitting the D string through the nut? It's 0.060" diameter and the nut is cut to that width, nominally, as well, so it should fit. I tried fitting a lone 0.060" string and it really jammed. I suspect the problem has to do with fabrication tolerances that all manufactured parts have. So did anyone fit it straightaway, or did you file your nut?

Author:  iiipopes [ Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question

.005 is not that big of a deal. Just have the nut slightly widened by a qualified luthier for the .060 Rotosound string. The difference is so small, it will not affect going back to the RIC OEM .055 D string later if you so desire.

Author:  Micky [ Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question

I use D´Addario EXL 190, 40-60-80-100 and don´t have any probs at all fitting in the nut. Also check with Ric, I think they fit 0,45´s on new basses which means the D groove should be slightly wider.

Author:  fran4001 [ Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question

Same Roto set I use on two of my four 4001's. (My CS and my '75) no problem at all. I can see no reason not to very lightly widen the slot side to side, but not deeper.

Author:  lance_manyon [ Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roto rs66lc d string on 4003 question

Thanks, folks. It seems tolerances will permit some
to go straightaway and some to file a bit.

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