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 Post subject: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:42 am 
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My 4000 needs to have the neck reset so I'm going for a full restore. The main thing is I'm getting the neck reset. Having routed a place for a neck pickup and 20 years of Roto Swing bass took their toll.

I'm putting a Rick bridge back on. but I also need to replace knobs and pots. The schematic says I need a 250k and a 500k plus the .047 cap. Can I get these anywhere or is there a specific spindle diameter I need to fit the knobs? And to followup on another post in the setup forum, should I go with the silver topped knobs or the black ones with the white lines? Thanks for any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:10 am 
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If you are restoring a 4000, the plain black with white line knobs would be cool. A set of Fender jazz bass knobs will work fine. Those can be found at yer guitar shop. A .047 cap can be found at your local electronic supply house. Good luck with the restore.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:41 am 
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Use American-made pots. These will generally have 1/4" smooth, solid shafts. Asian-made pots often have serrated, slotted 6 mm shafts that take some modification to take American-made setscrew-type knobs like Rick uses.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:56 am 
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All of the parts needed are available in the RIC Boutique section. If for some odd reason you go aftermarket, you'll need to make sure you use the CTS pots and go for the Orange Drop .047 caps. Standard Fender knobs wont work on the smooth CTS/RIC pot shafts since since they are for knurled shafts so you'll need to use RIC knobs.


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:28 am 
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I'm not seeing a 250k pot in the boutique. And what does this mean in the 500k pot description 'W/DPDT SWIT'?


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 4000 Restoration
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:47 am 
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dunc, you can substitute the pots with the 330K ohm pot Sku: 07343.

The 500k pot description 'W/DPDT SWIT' means it has the Double Pole Double Double Throw Switch (push/pull) for using or bypassing the .0047mf capacitor in the wiring harness of a 4001 or 4003. The 4000 does not have that capacitor.

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