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 Post subject: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:13 am 
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i've read a few threads on folkes using differant strings for rics. for a 4003, would stainless steel round wounds be recommended and would it affect the warrinty?


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:50 am 
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Stainless steel strings will make your bass sound louder and brighter. Like other strings, the brightness will fade the more the strings get used.
The 4003 neck should be able to handle just about any gauge of strings, though it is possible that you might have to make some adjustments. The stainless steel strings should not affect your warranty as long as you install the strings properly and not use an excessively heavy gauged set tuned to concert pitch.

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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:36 am 
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Go for it. I use GHS Super Steel mediums. Love 'em.


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:00 am 
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The big difference between nickel and stainless strings (assuming both are round wounds of the same gauge) is how much they will wear on the frets and a slight tone difference. Nickel strings will not wear the fret wire as much since they're made from a softer metal. Stainless will have a slightly brighter sound and will keep that tone a bit longer too. I don't know what RIC's policy is regarding warranty and stainless strings. I'm actually quite happy with RIC strings, so I've never asked them.


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
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Shouldn't be a problem. It takes a very long time and a lot of use to wear down frets.


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:55 am 
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I've run the evil roundwounds on a 4001 for 33 years with no real damage. It's still a real nice guitar. Ive also run them on a fretless that has a rosewood neck for 30 years and it really didn't hurt it.


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:49 am 
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this is a great forum, thanks for all the feed back.


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 Post subject: Re: stainless steel for ric
 Post Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:46 am 
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I use DR Nickel Lo-Riders on my C64FG and 4003MB. I like the sound and smoothness they have, and they last quite a while. They are real easy on the frets and neck too.


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