Replacing 4001 pickups with 4003’s

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Re: Replacing 4001 pickups with 4003’s

Postby (henry5) » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Dane’s also my go-to for harnesses, but all Ric-related prices (and many others) in the UK are sky-high. A new 4003 in the UK is the equivalent of approx 3000 dollars, give or take. As for parts, When I bought my last lot of wavy grovers from the States, they cost me 90 dollars in customs fees alone.
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Re: Replacing 4001 pickups with 4003’s

Postby (Henke) » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:20 pm

Well, dunno how the higher price can be justified... But when I buy something I look at what it would cost for me totally in the end. It is a sad fact prices on musical gear here in Europe are often higher than in the US. But when you add the higher price for shipping, custom’s fee and VAT, it is not cheap for us anymore. In my case, I paid 154 pounds for the harness including jacks. For me, that is the same cost for something ordered from the US costing 134 USD incl. shipping. But honestly, it was just easier just to add the harness to the pickup order. Delivery time was 3 days. Estimated delivery time from the US was 2-3 weeks.

It is not fair ;).
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Re: Replacing 4001 pickups with 4003’s

Postby (soundmasterg) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:17 pm

What are you going to do with the old pickups?
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Re: Replacing 4001 pickups with 4003’s

Postby (thx1955) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:05 pm

henry5 wrote:Dane’s also my go-to for harnesses, but all Ric-related prices (and many others) in the UK are sky-high. A new 4003 in the UK is the equivalent of approx 3000 dollars, give or take. As for parts, When I bought my last lot of wavy grovers from the States, they cost me 90 dollars in customs fees alone.


+1 for Dane, I've have several of Dane's harnesses and they all perform great and have been very well made.
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