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Author:  eggy [ Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Washers


Do I have to use 6 washers? It was 6 when I looked inside. But they did fall of because I loosen the screws. I can only see 2 at the diagram. Do I have to use all 6 and where shall I place them? Will it have any effect if I dont use them? Anyone knows?

Author:  shaggydawg [ Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washers

Well I just rebuilt my 4001 treble pickup and put it back together exactly as in that drawing. Where were all these other washers? That would help determine why they were there.

Author:  eggy [ Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washers

Thanx for your reply Shaggy! Did you only use 2 washers? The problem is that the washers probably did fall of when I was loosen the screws. When I did take of the pick up cover they where just lying there without any conection.
Thats why Im thinking its kind of strange that the diagram says its only 2 and I find 6 inside mine 4003. Where shall I place them?

Author:  shaggydawg [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washers

The question is, does your pup work the way it's supposed to? Is it secure in the guitar? Can it be raised and lowered freely? If so, it's probably ok.

My pup does not have the spacers or any extra washers and works just fine. I think it's a minor assembly detail that's not all that critical.

Rickenbrother's comment that the extra washers replace the spacers sounds plausible. If you want to go with that, place them there. It seems to me the effect of that would be to restrict the maximum height of the pickup. Maybe that's what RIC had in mind.

Author:  eggy [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washers

OK and thank you Shaggy. But I understand that you got a 4001. Is there any difrence between pu set up from 4001 to 4003? Or is the pu`s exactly the same?

Author:  eggy [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washers

It`s actually not a question of replacing because I can not take of the spacers from the base pickup. I have to place the washers on top of the spacers. So the question is: Do I have to place more than 1 washer on top of each spacer?

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