Rickenbacker owners....

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Rickenbacker owners....

Post by slave » 13 Dec 2017, 09:38

Hi guys,

I just got an email from *Pick of the Ricks* that their little truss rod tool is back in stock.
I got tired of waiting quite some time ago and ground down a socket to do the job, but if any of you were hanging out for this tool, it's finally available again.
http://www.pickofthericks.com/1-4-truss-rod-tool/

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Post by narcdor » 13 Dec 2017, 11:09

While we're at it, if anyone can manage to track down these screws PLEASE LET ME KNOW. They've been out of stock for years.

http://boutique.rickenbacker.com/SCREW- ... p_623.html
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Post by BazzBass » 13 Dec 2017, 12:07

I've bought five basses brand new in the last 8 years. No, SIX.

ONE FRIGGIN TRUSS ROD TOOL amongst them

how can they sell these basses without the truss rod tool?
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Re: Rickenbacker owners....

Post by veebass » 13 Dec 2017, 13:06

BazzBass wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 12:07
I've bought five basses brand new in the last 8 years. No, SIX.

ONE FRIGGIN TRUSS ROD TOOL amongst them

how can they sell these basses without the truss rod tool?
New Gibsons have the tool included in my experience.
Sometimes Fender includes an allen key. :hyper:
For my Ric I tracked down an appropriate socket.
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Post by bigswifty » 13 Dec 2017, 14:07

Sadowsky and Musicman you don't need a truss tool, anything you have laying about that will fit in the hole works. I keep an old rounded off allen key I've ruined on something else.

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Post by noplanb » 13 Dec 2017, 21:17

narcdor wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 11:09
While we're at it, if anyone can manage to track down these screws PLEASE LET ME KNOW. They've been out of stock for years.
Unless you want absolute exact, 100 of these should come close? Measure your shank length and choose just under or over. Are they M3? Head is not quite as deep but is close.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-pcs-M3-M ... YTHFntdWGw
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Post by narcdor » 13 Dec 2017, 21:21

Ive got replacement screws of the exact same size but different style head holding on the jack plate, but.... they’re not rioiigghhhttttt...
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Post by noplanb » 13 Dec 2017, 21:28

but.... they’re not rioiigghhhttttt...
Ok, I understand :shrug:
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Re: Rickenbacker owners....

Post by slave » 14 Dec 2017, 09:40

veebass wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 13:06
how can they sell these basses without the truss rod tool?
I know right?
I've received truss rod tools with every new guitar/bass I've ever bought, and some 2nd-hand ones too!
narcdor wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 21:21
Ive got replacement screws of the exact same size but different style head holding on the jack plate, but.... they’re not rioiigghhhttttt...
Yeah I resorted to grinding down some screws on my ricky too. It doesn't bother me, I've done this on quite a few DIY projects. I have no idea why they don't offer up these kind of parts. :shrug:

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Post by vin-tone » 14 Dec 2017, 10:11

When I had a 4001 I remember getting a long necked socket spanner that fit from an automotive shop.
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Re: Rickenbacker owners....

Post by veebass » 14 Dec 2017, 11:21

vin-tone wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 10:11
When I had a 4001 I remember getting a long necked socket spanner that fit from an automotive shop.
That is what I use.
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