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 Post subject: restoring a 1965 4001 bass
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:01 am 
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Hi everybody, I just found this forum, I hope someone can help me, I have a 1965
4001 bass that I purchased used about 15 years ago, at one point a previous owner decided to "modernized" the bass and replaced the pickups for EMG active pickups
and also the pickguard and the bridge, I would like to restore it to its original condition,
any tips where can I find the originals parts ? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: restoring a 1965 4001 bass
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:14 pm 
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Hi, and welcome to the Forum!

For starters, try looking here for parts for your '65 4001 -
http://www.the-music-connection.com/ricpart.htm

Also, Rickebacker's own boutique has replacement parts (horseshoe & toaster pickups - modern, but they "look the part", pick guard - may or may not fit your 4001. Call Rickenbacker directly to inquire before you buy, if you buy from them - 714-545-5574).

You have yourself a VERY nice vintage bass! Good luck, and I hope you find what you need!
Jim

ps - check out this other awesome RIC forum as well -
http://www.rickresource.com/forum/


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 Post subject: Re: restoring a 1965 4001 bass
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Hi Jim, thank very much for your help!!


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 Post subject: Re: restoring a 1965 4001 bass
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:28 am 
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Typically modern RIC parts won't fit on a vintage instrument.

There are a few folks who can reconstruct replica versions. - or (far better) vintage parts do show up on Ebay.

Can you share a few images of your bass?

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 Post subject: Re: restoring a 1965 4001 bass
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:13 am 
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Hmm...That's not exactly true. The Toaster and reissue Horseshoe pickups, C64 tuners and knobs are direct fit replacements. The C64 tailpiece with work, but you have to dowell the original three mounting holes, then redrill new ones.


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