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 Post subject: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:58 pm 
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Hey Everyone!

i'm new to the forums. AND, after all these years, i'm finally a Ric owner!! =)
i just got a 1974 4001 (Mapleglo) with the "wavy" Grover tuners. unfortunately,.. the "nut" is gonna need replacing.

can anyone recommend an experienced Ric repairman in the Los Angeles area?
i actually have a buddy that works at Fender as a master builder,... but (ahem),... i'd rather have someone that's familiar (and experienced) with repairing and maintaing Rics (specifically 4001's) just in case it needs any other minor adjustments.

Thanks!!
dB


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:33 am 
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Just the nut? Find a COMPETENT luthier, order a nut from the boutique (along with whatever it takes to fill out them inimum $$$), and have the luthier fit in.

This is not necessarily a RIC-specific talent. But innate intelligence and good fine motor skills are required.

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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:15 am 
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"This is not necessarily a RIC-specific talent. But innate intelligence and good fine motor skills are required. "


great,... thanks for the advice. =)

and,... true,... it isn't really necessary to have a "RIC-specific" person for replacing the nut,... but,... i did notice some buzzing at different points on the neck (i believe mainly below the 12th fret).
so it would be nice to have someone, that's competent/experienced with adjusting the neck/truss rods on a 4001, take a look at it and make the adjustments (if need be).
when i was checking out other 4001's,.... i noticed a lot of them had truss rods that were kinda tweaked. where they had been over-tensioned and the aluminum block starts to turn downwards.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8903114@N0 ... 359193882/

so i'm feeling cautious,....

..... i'd still like to find someone in Los Angeles (area) that has "experience" with 4001's. (particularly adjusting the neck/truss rods)


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:05 am 
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dbunton, contact me. I'm not a luthier, but I can replace the nut and set up your 4001. You'll find my email address in my profile. Congrats on your 4001!

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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:19 am 
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will do =)


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:26 am 
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That bass certainly looks awesome.

Definitely follow up with Joey (Rickenbrother)'s offer. I am eternally grateful that another forum member here did the same thing for me around three years ago, helping me get my bass set up and giving me tips on how better to take care of it myself. It probably seemed to him like nothing special but it taught me volumes just watching him work. I think it's great this forum helps people make those connections.


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 repairs Los Angeles
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:23 pm 
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I know exactly who you are talking about Cassius! He is amazing and a god no doubt. We are working on my 4001 and 4080/12, and he asked me to ask you on your 4003. Which one is the push/pull knob? Is it the treble tone knob or treble volume knob? Feel free to email me at oldwrldman@hotmail.com if you wish. Thanks.


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