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Curing 4003 neckdive
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Author:  geddeeee [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:17 am ]
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If you get a leather strap, then the rough side makes sure that there is absolutely NO neck dive and you can place the bass where you want and it stays put. No need to change strap buttons or anything like that.

Author:  sensor [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:57 am ]
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never had a problem with neck dive on any of my basses.
but ive only used levy 2 1/2" leather straps.might give them a shot if you dont use them already.

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:58 am ]
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Wha4len, is this bass really a Rick? If it is a real Rick, have the original tuners been replaced by large heavy ones? As you can see from other Rick bass owners, there are no complaints about neck dive.

For the weak output of you strings, follow the advice in John Hall's post in this thread:
http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum_view_ ... 0wimpy%20E

Author:  rickenrat [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:17 am ]
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My suggetion is don't let go of the neck. lol

Author:  Wh4len [ Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:43 pm ]
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Ok, i've talked around a little and folks agree that i should get a new strap... and i will.... leather or something.

I've read the John Hall tips..... and i will bring the list to the local music shop and have them figure it out. I don't really want to mess around with my rick too much. It's a piece of art and shouldn't be handeled by amateurs.... ^^

Thanks a lot guys.

Author:  uglytuna [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:33 am ]
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Out of the 4 I've had, neck dive has never been an issue, and I don't have a fat strap. It's just a vinatage style strap that Ric sells on their website, similar to the Beatles/buddy Holly style. Even with only that, mine have never taken the dive.

Good idea on not messing with the neck yourself. Pass Mr. Hall's comments to your qualified tech and let him do it. The dual truss is a thing of wonder when used correctly.

Author:  bassbob [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:50 am ]
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Seems like something is outawack, Mine is balanced fine. I never heard anybody else complain about it either. It's probably best to have someone with intimate knowledge of Ric basses have a look see.

Author:  sharkboy [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:11 pm ]
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I don't have a problem, but I keep the strap short and I use a suede strap that really doesn't want to move. There is the added friction that comes from my belly (not enormous, but I no longer have my figure of youth.)

Author:  bender [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:01 pm ]
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My 4000 has a fairly pronounced neck dive, but I just use a good leather strap at least 2 1/2" wide.
My 4000 is REALLY light compared to my 4001, mainly due to the difference in the density of the body wood, that's why the neck tends to dive.

Author:  specplyr [ Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:12 am ]
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I am in pretty good shape and lift weights several times week! It takes "stamina"!!

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