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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:18 am 
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Where I am,in Virginia,necks bow in the winter and straighten in the summer.I need to get a humidifier fot the winter months.1 bass is'nt to bad but I have 8,not all Ricks but still it is a major pain.Finished guitars,as opposed to natural,react less to changes in humidity,but they do react.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:13 pm 
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I live in Denver and my '07 4003jg needed some serious neck work after a few months of living with no humidity!

Two years later, it's rock solid and hasn't budged since I had the guys at Colfax Guitars re-set it up. (I'm not talented enough to try!)


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I didn't know Colfax Guitars dealt with Rics, they seemed like a specialty shop. Good to know though.


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They have rebuilt rics and are pretty familiar with the dual truss rods and Denver's lack of humidity. Good guys who completely guarantee their work.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Location: Lakewood CO
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I didn't know Colfax Guitars dealt with Rics, they seemed like a specialty shop. Good to know though.


Yeah I thought Rockley in Lakewood and the store way up north in Broomfield? were the only Ric shows in town? Where is Colfax Guitar? (besides being on Colfax, it's a lonnnng street.)


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 Post subject: Re: humidity...
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:08 am 
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Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
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What about humidity less than 30%? I'm looking at that in my near future.


While over 30% is better, Rickenbackers are made in California... where it's frequently very dry in the summer. It'll probably be okay.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:30 am 
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Location: Denver
Colfax Guitar Shop - Colfax & Adams (across from the Bluebird Theater).


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What about humidity less than 30%? I'm looking at that in my near future.


While over 30% is better, Rickenbackers are made in California... where it's frequently very dry in the summer. It'll probably be okay.


I believe the factory is humidified.

If you put your basses in a room with a humidifier and use a humidistat to monitor the humidity then you will be fine. This year in Denver we are getting plenty of rain. My basement is running 40% to 50% without any intervention on my part. In the winter I run 2 humidifiers down there.

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My room's humidity is about 40%, which according to Rick's manual should be fine.
The ferrules come a bit loose though......and on the back of my 4003's you see a clear groove where the wings meet the neck.

you reckon it's still too dry??


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My room's humidity is about 40%, which according to Rick's manual should be fine.
The ferrules come a bit loose though......and on the back of my 4003's you see a clear groove where the wings meet the neck.

you reckon it's still too dry??


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