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4 hours ago, prowla said:

Oh no - you've halved its value!

Oh man! Perhaps I should hunt down a vintage replacement sticker to bring it back to original spec!

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1 hour ago, Jus Lukin said:

Oh man! Perhaps I should hunt down a vintage replacement sticker to bring it back to original spec!

There's one on ebay for $150 BIN

ebay.com/rickysucker

 

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My 2009 4003 bass. This has been a massive modding project.

I bought the bass on Ebay, from a seller who was selling all their possessions to go around the world teaching folk to paraglide. 

I made the pickguard myself, pickups are JBE/ Joe Bardens,  I've fitted a Tubeampology bezel, used a Retrovibe carriage on the bridge pickup, stripped the factory varnish and applied Danish Oil finish, installed a Rickysounds bone nut and knobs.

It arrived from Ebay looking like this:

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The factory lacquer didn't really make the figuring pop in the wood. Luckily the oil finish chased this out:

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The inside of the bass was also fully shielded while I was in there:

 

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It's not that I got bored of stock Rickenbackers, but...

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4 hours ago, davbay2005 said:

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There's a nice glow to that fire.

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On 28/02/2019 at 21:33, Meddle said:

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My 2009 4003 bass. This has been a massive modding project.

I bought the bass on Ebay, from a seller who was selling all their possessions to go around the world teaching folk to paraglide. 

I made the pickguard myself, pickups are JBE/ Joe Bardens,  I've fitted a Tubeampology bezel, used a Retrovibe carriage on the bridge pickup, stripped the factory varnish and applied Danish Oil finish, installed a Rickysounds bone nut and knobs.

The inside of the bass was also fully shielded while I was in there:

 

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Nice shielding job!

I'm really interested to hear how you get on with the Joe Bardens; do they sounds very similar to the original pickups?

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8 hours ago, Jus Lukin said:

Nice shielding job!

I'm really interested to hear how you get on with the Joe Bardens; do they sounds very similar to the original pickups?

The Bardens have a bit more mids to them, and maybe a bit more heft. I don't think they have any less treble really. Part of the reason I went with them was because Joe Barden made Telecaster pickups for Danny Gatton. While these were humbuckers they clearly captured the gist of Telecaster 'snap', so I guessed that the Rickenbacker set would be much the same.

The neck pickup and the bridge pickup are much more closely balanced than the two stock Rickenbacker pickups. You also don't get the 'peakiness' that you get from the poles on the stock Rick pickups. I also tended to get nasty clacks off the stock poles if the strings got too near them, and this problem is dealt with as well! 

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I’ve just bought back my June 1976 4001. 

I bought it in 1989 for £325 from DGC in Durham. I stupidly sold it in the summer of 2017 and regretted it ever since. Thankfully the guy I sold it to offered me first refusal when he was considering shifting it again. Needless to say I didn’t think twice. It’s now back where it belongs with my 1985 4003s 

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