This is the final shipment of Treble Bezels in Black. They have been discontinued.
Chrome bezels will continue to be available.
Pick of the Ricks is proud to be the exclusive dealer for the Treble Bezel.
It is the perfect solution for owners of the Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003 series who prefer to play with the Treble pickup cover off.
The treble bezel eliminates the sharp edges and the unattractive pickup cavity that removal of the pickup cover reveals.
The Treble Bezels are CNC machined out of high strength black ABS plastic. They are top coated with a soft touch clear urethane .
This clear top coat resist scratches,stains and fingerprints.
The factory pickup height adjustment feature remains unchanged.
Designed and made in the U.S.A.
These are hand finished, dated and numbered.
Available in 3 styles to fit either 4003 or 4001:
Note: Some early 4003 Rickenbackers had the straight 4001 style chrome surround without the step down.Make sure you specify what style chrome surround is on your bass when placing your order.
If you have the Straight style chrome surround you'll need to order a 4001 series Treble Bezel.
Posted by Miles on 16th Feb 2016
The good: Fit and finish are perfect, installation is easy and it gives the bass (a 1974 4001) a "complete" look.
The not-as-good: Price is really high for what it is — a piece of shiny plastic. However, I understand that this is not a high-volume product and so economies of scale don't apply.
Also, I really would have preferred a black bezel, but was shipped a chrome one. (There was no option to choose the colour.) Sending it back and waiting to see if I could get a black one would have been more time and effort and postage than I wanted to put out, though.
All that said, I heartily recommend this product. Just ask about colour when you order!
Posted by TOBITICUS The WISE on 1st Dec 2015
I purchased the cove style for both of my rics... I play finger-style and this works perfectly. My thumb naturally goes to the cove and gives a great anchor. A must have for finger style players!!
Posted by D Karp on 18th Oct 2015
I end up buying two TREBLE BEZELS, mostly for not thinking everything through before making purchase. Here is my experience. At first I bought DELUXE. So what's happening is I play hard and when I struck string especially E I keep hitting part of BEZEL that I rest my thumb on. So I order COVE version and what a difference. There is nothing in the way anymore and since I don't have super long fingers cove cavity brought my hand closer to strings. However this is only my personal experience and I only hope it helps others to make a right decision. Cheers everyone!
Posted by John S on 24th Jul 2015
This is a great bezel for your RIC. Pretty easy to install once you understand what's going on under that pickup. Fits perfect and looks 100% better than a gaping hole.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jul 2015
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jul 2015
This bezel fits like a charm ! Looks great!
Posted by LanceManyon on 26th Apr 2015
Just installed the standard on my Rick 4003. This model accommodates my particular thumb positioning perfectly, and I especially like the finished, symmetrical look. It completes the bass. Get this bezel--you WILL love it.
Posted by Giovanni on 3rd Apr 2015
I purchased the chrome deluxe version! The product fits perfectly in my 4003 Rick! I finally plugged the hole (!) and improved playability!
Posted by Alessandro on 21st Mar 2015
I purchased the black version with the step for thumb resting.
Fast to assemble: 5min with correct screwdriver.
Quite expensive for a piece of plastic but it's worth the price: the treble bezel fits very well into the metal cover and the final look is really professional. I'm very much satisfied: now I can finally play my rick 4003 as I like.
Posted by Mary on 8th Sep 2014
Exactly what we were looking for!
All prices are in USD