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Author:  blap [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47006519@N0/
here some pics

Author:  cassius987 [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

That's pretty much the amount of lift I have seen on other C64s with that tailpiece (not the C64S with 5 screws). I don't think it's doing you any harm at this point and if the bass is a few years old it's probably stable. If it bothers you I'd go to a 5-screw tailpiece; there are probably people who will do a direct swap with you for the 3-screw even though it is bent.

Author:  blap [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

ok I understand about getting the 5 screw t/p
but it also seems the t/p is slanted to the e & a string side ( pulling up on that side) I just want to get this right

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

It seems like a real starting point would be to install a genuine tailpiece/bridge assembly first. As has been pointed out to you, genuine product is die cast, not sheet metal.

If it says your photo is invalid, it really must be, as Smokie here posts just fine.

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Author:  cassius987 [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:48 pm ]
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Yeah, John Hall is right, if your tailpiece really is sheet metal like you said then you need to get rid of that thing ASAP.

Author:  blap [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

after a closer look it is cast
my worry is the way it pulls up on the lower two strings side of the t/p

it also took a while to figure out a way to post the pics because you can't post pics off your own computer the pics had to be off an on line host
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47006519@N0/

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:41 pm ]
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blap wrote:
after a closer look it is cast
my worry is the way it pulls up on the lower two strings side of the t/p


Ah, well, glad that's sorted out at least.

blap wrote:
it also took a while to figure out a way to post the pics because you can't post pics off your own computer the pics had to be off an on line host
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47006519@N0/


Not so. Smokie's photo was just there on my desktop. Just browse to your file in the upload attachment section, add the file, let it upload, and select the inline option if you want it in the body of the post.

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:08 pm ]
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cassius987 wrote:
Yeah, John Hall is right, if your tailpiece really is sheet metal like you said then you need to get rid of that thing ASAP.

I agree also, I'll trade blap a Mexican made Fender Precision for his piece of junk.

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Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:00 pm ]
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blap wrote:
after a closer look it is cast
my worry is the way it pulls up on the lower two strings side of the t/p


Generally, when you have asymmetrical lift like this, it suggests the string gauging is not within the recommended range for the instrument or hasn't been in the past.

Author:  aceonbass [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 4001c64 problems

I have a 2010 4003. In the desire for the vintage "V68" look, I added, among other things, a C64 tailpiece. As expected, it began to lift (about 2MM) with the stock strings, so I added the two screws at the rear (ala 7-screw tailpiece) and then put on a set of RotoSound 66's. The bass sounds great and has ZERO tail lift now. Rather than spend $185.00 on a new 5 screw tailpiece. or $125.00 on the after market part that some think is so awesome (it's NOT), just add the two screws. It doesn't alter the factory look of the bass, solves the problem, and increases sustain. To say that 1/8" of lift is okay is ridiculous. If you're a player, fix it. If you're a collector, then put it with the other 10 or 15 you have. If you're close to me, I can fix it. Your tech sounds clueless to me as the neck adjustment is independent of the tailpiece lift, and the two-piece 2010 necks are the best, most stable yet.

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