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 Post subject: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:25 pm 
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I have received a 74 model 4001 for repair. It misses the bridge pickup cover and the 00831 bridge assembly.

In the "Butique" section the parts are listed as 4003 parts. Will they fit the 4001?

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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:33 pm 
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I believe those parts will fit your 4001.


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:18 pm 
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Thanks morrow!

Is the same valid for trussrods?


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:21 am 
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The first 4003 basses had the old style rods but they were adjusted at the bottem of the neck rather than at the headstock. Those early 4003 basses had two piece pickguards . After 1984 the new style rods became the norm and the adjustment was back at the headstock.

The truss rods on the 4001 are not like the rods on the basses since 1984. You must tension the neck before you tighten the truss rods on 4001 basses . You can damage the neck if you tighten the rods without putting tension on the neck.


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:28 pm 
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Thanks again for the useful info. It turns out that the trussrod needs to be replaced. One of them has snapped - probably from not following the procedure you described.

Each of the two rods in the bass are made from a single folded piece, and I could probably get to the remaining tread by cutting a bit of the upper piece, but it will be my last resort and not as good as a new replacement trussrod.

Since this model is from February 74, and the design changed in 84, will the replacement rods sold in the Rickenbacker Butique not fit the bass?



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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:27 pm 
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The rods sold in the boutique will not work on your 4001,every once in a while they come up for sale on ebay,a good lutheir can make you one.


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:01 pm 
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You might try asking for advice over at the Ric Resource Forum too , Mongorilla. There is more traffic over there and they are very helpful. There are many over there that are quite knowledgeable about the older rods. It shouldn't be that difficult to get your bass back up and running again.

I can't really be of much more help ... the rods on my old 4001 are fine and I haven't had to look for replacements.

good luck with your bass


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 Post subject: Re: 4001 parts
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:16 am 
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If you need replacement T-rods for vintange Ricks, I can make them for any and all types pre 1984. Complete with nuts and backup block: $50.00


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