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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:35 pm 
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RIC basses are very versitile. What other bass could you have roundwounds and with a few turns on the knobs you have instant flatwound tone? Chris Squire to Paul McCartney in one bass! Love 'um.

Cole


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:29 pm 
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I see. I though it was damaged by just removing the bridge :D I'll do that then!

Thanks a lot, and hope your bass will be refinished :D Mine, apparently, is free of finish probs.


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:54 am 
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RIC basses are very versitile. What other bass could you have roundwounds and with a few turns on the knobs you have instant flatwound tone? Chris Squire to Paul McCartney in one bass! Love 'um.

Cole


Yup, I've looked around at music stores for different basses since I've bought my Ric, but every bass I play has nowhere near the versatility of the 4003. I use the bridge mute and/or Rick-O-Sound in about half of my songs.


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:06 pm 
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Since adjusting the neck of my 4003fg to be very flat and raising the bridge to desired action without buzz, the mute no longer travels far enough to mute the strings. The curvature seems to be okay but just not enough travel distance. I haven't had the bridge apart yet to eyeball what adjustment would be necessary. What should I look to adjust?


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:37 am 
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When my Pickguardian arrives, I'm going to take the pad assembly apart and shorten both springs. That should do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:30 am 
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Yeah, you'll have to remove the bridge. It's not hard or tricky, just take your time and be careful not to pull loose the ground wire.


Well, after a few days, I've got enough courage, and finally removed my bridge, saddles, and took off the mute pad to fix it.

It works fine!!! Now the pad mutes evenly every string, and the knobs got easier to turn.

Nice :D Now I love my rick more than yesterday.

Thank you guys for guiding me.


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:24 pm 
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I had some minor bubbling on the neck of my 4003 Jetglo that I just purchased, I sent it back to Musicians Friend for an exchange. A brand new bass should not have bubbling on finish!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying Bridge Mute
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:03 pm 
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I had some minor bubbling on the neck of my 4003 Jetglo that I just purchased, I sent it back to Musicians Friend for an exchange. A brand new bass should not have bubbling on finish!!!


I'm not sure what the bubbling on your JG's neck has to do with "Modifying Bridge Mute" but it is great that MF is getting you another bass so quick!


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