New Ric day - 4003 British Racing Green

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Re: New Ric day - 4003 British Racing Green

Postby (CatHead) » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:29 pm

Cheers guys - will bear it in mind. Ill be taking it to my guy in the area who actually knows what hes doing with Ricks (sorted my other 4003 out a while ago when there was a truss rod problem).

Other than that its marvellous! lol
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Re: New Ric day - 4003 British Racing Green

Postby (henry5) » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 am

CatHead wrote:Cheers guys - will bear it in mind. Ill be taking it to my guy in the area who actually knows what hes doing with Ricks (sorted my other 4003 out a while ago when there was a truss rod problem).

Other than that its marvellous! lol


To be honest the 4003 rods are simple to adjust, with none of the quirks of the old 4001 rods. It's worth learning how to adjust them yourself if you can.
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Re: New Ric day - 4003 British Racing Green

Postby (CatHead) » Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm

Well, have had two pro guys look at it (including one who set up my other 4003 perfectly last time) and they cant get rid of the buzz, even after some rod /neck adjustment as it did need tightening up on the D/G side just a tiny amount. They both said the neck is 100% straight and there are no issues with the frets.

The only time I get the buzz is playing near the neck on the A string, between open and 5th fret. If I play near the bridge it doesnt happen at all. If I OVER tighten the strings (say to A#) it doesnt happen anywhere near as much. I changed the strings to the more "standard" 45-65-85-105 gauge in a blind hope that it might go away and it hasnt. Tried putting the bridge in many different positions and none seem to help. My right hand style could be described as... errr... "heavy" but it doesnt do that on my other Rics. Any ideas welcome on where the problem may be...

Its noticeably worse on fretting at 3rd fret on A.
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Re: New Ric day - 4003 British Racing Green

Postby (jps) » Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Do you have the relief set dead flat, or as close as your guys are trying to get it to?
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