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 Post subject: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:51 am 
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I am thinking about buying a 4003 from the early 80's, but it is missing some binding off the edge of the neck. Will this be difficult to repair?

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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:06 am 
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It is an easy repair for someone with the experience who has done this before. To replace binding on both sides of the neck and touch up the C.V. finish approx. $150.00 + shipping....


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:50 am 
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Shipping? I know of a guy who is a luthier; I have taken my guitars to him for adjustments and such before. Wonder what he'll charge me... IF I win it!


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:51 am 
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Well don't waist your time asking questions on this forum if you know a qualified repairman in the L.A. area. Just remember you get what you pay for......


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:57 am 
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Wow, I'm just asking how difficult it would be to fix neck binding. Typing a question on the computer is heck of a lot easier than going down to see the guy during store hours, no? He's busy and so am I and I don't like to waste his time.

Time = $$$ and all that stuff.

But thanks for the info, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:28 am 
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I wouldn't trust any guy who call himself a 'luthier' to mess with the finish of my Rick.

It's quite easy to make adjustments and setup (I do that). Finishing jobs have to be done by a qualified expert. Even more if we talk about Rick guitars.

My recommendation is to go for sure with the RIC experts; Jingle_jangle and Dale Fortune.


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:56 am 
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I appologise if I came off sounding snippy or rude, but why waste time asking questions here if you have a qualified Luthier in your area that you know and trust?

Caifo, next year(2007) in the early summer I plan to take a 2 week vacation down your way to the main land of Mexcio. Any help you could send my way for hotels and such would be greatly appreciated since the farthest I've been in Mexcio is Baja. Muchas Gracias mi amigo...


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:22 am 
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Dale is the guy you'd want to replace the binding on a Rickenbacker. And any of the other forumites will advise you the same.


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:57 am 
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Charizm:

The thing about a Ric is that the finish is "Conversion Varnish" not the usual nitro that most manufacturers use.

Ric's CV is much tougher and ding resistant than nitro but it does require a lot of experience to apply it.

If your local luthier tells you he has done a lot of these, then fine. But if he says he'll just "shoot it with some nitro"....then grab the bass and run!!!


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 Post subject: Re: binding replacement?
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:08 am 
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It's all moot at this point, anyway; I lost the EBay auction for the bass with the missing binding, anyway.

For the record, the guy I'm talking about is Dave Neely. Here's his website. I've dealt with him several times and he seems to be knowledgable and conscientious.

http://www.neelyguitars.com/


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