Genuine Rickenbacker Nut for Bass.
Black Bakelite 3/16" thick x 1 11/16" wide
Fits Most Rickenbacker Bass Models
String Slots are precut.
Posted by Steve Sawyer on 2nd Sep 2019
I bought this nut to allow setup of my 4003 Ric with B-E-A-D tuning (using the lower strings of a 5-string setup)> I kept the original nut unchanged for when I want to go back to standard tuning.
The nut was a good fit, and pretty easy to modify with a file to allow the larger strings to fit. No real issues, just need to take your time working with it.
We'll see how the instrument works with this setup... :) I haven't played it too much yet post-mod.
Posted by Chris on 16th Jan 2017
Hey. It's from Rickenbacker! It's a small but critical part of that Ric tone. How could it not get 5 stars! Ive got the original nut on my 74 and my 96! Never had to change either one. They both sound like killer Ric's. That says quality.
Posted by Adam on 28th Oct 2015
As expected, this nut is made of high quality Bakelite material. The slots are precut to the stock string gauges, 45-55-75-105.
The nut is prefabbed, and string height is different for every instrument, so this nut is very tall and needs to be ground to the desired height. I'm not a professional luthier and don't own nut files, and found this very easy by taking material off the bottom of the nut to match the height of the old nut. The corners need a little sanding to smooth out some of the sharper edges which is easily done with needle files and finer grit sandpaper. Within about 30 minutes I had this nut installed and rocking better than ever.
The other thing about this is that it is raw Bakelite, not finished with a clear coat like the stock nut, which was most likely installed before the final finish on the guitar. It's not a big deal, but don't expect glossy black.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2014
Just what I needed, and fast shipping.
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