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 Post subject: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:59 am 
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I have been talking to folks on the bass forum about tail lift and i was wondering if someone would mind telling me if SKU 01159 is the correct replacement tailpiece for my 74' 4001 ? Also if you could, is SKU 03484 the correct replacement pickguard for the same bass ? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:05 am 
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The tailpiece number is correct but RIC does not make the correct pickguard for your bass. Pickguardian makes nice pickguards, although sometimes a hole or two don't line up. If you have the original, I can also make one using it as a pattern. By the way, if your tailpiece is lifting, just drill the two extra holes in it. The lift could eventually happen with a new one too although the design is improved.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:06 am 
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If you look on the bass forum(4001 tail lift) the photo I posted shows the amount of lift. I'm kind of afraid to try to bend it back. Do you think the screws will pull it back down? how do I get a hold of you for the pickguard and what is the cost, please ?


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:33 am 
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Bob, the Pickguardian website is:
http://www.pickguardian.com
The owner of Pickguardian is Tony and he is a very nice guy.
The tail lift on my 4001 basses is very minor and it never seemed to affect the sound or playability of them. Yours seems to be a bit more raised than any of mine. The 2 extra screws in the heel of the tailpiece might pull it down, but if it where mine, I might want to straighten it a bit first.

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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:15 am 
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Bassbob, the two extra screws should pull the rear back down into sold contact with the body, but often times the problem is intensified by too much space between the portion of the tailpiece under the bridge and the routed area of the body beneath it. This can be shimmed with small washers. After you put the tailpiece back on, start tightening from the rear to the front. If you need to get ahold of me off forum, my e-mail address is in my profile.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:21 am 
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Thanks guys, I'm kinda scared to drill holes in my tailpiece ( I don't really know what I'm doing ) I will probably leave it for now until I either find someone who does know what thy are doing or come up with a new tailpiece and the cash to pay for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:48 am 
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bob the thread on 98 tailpiece has how and where to do it, if you choose too(also theres a used 4001 tailpiece on ebay not very pretty though) hope this helps some.

also check on rickresource theres afew threads on this subject.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:54 am 
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Thanks for the info. I'll pass on the E-bay bridge but,will definitely check out the other stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:03 am 
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cant really say i blame you ebays always kinda iffy &it wasnt very pretty either


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 Post subject: Re: Are these the correct parts for my 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:13 am 
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Yeah, I've bought a few things on Ebay and luckily had no problems,I always use paypal. That bridge didn't look like something I wanted to put on my guitar though.


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