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4003v2 Tailpiece+Damper Assembly

Part Number 01160
4003v2 Tailpiece+Damper Assembly
4003v2 Tailpiece+Damper Assembly
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The new 4003v2 Tailpiece+Damper Assembly is an updated version of the classic Rickenbacker bass tailpiece. Updates include individual saddle adjustments which allow for greater intonation, string height & functionality. Strings are threaded through the string retainer which prevents any string pull on the tailpiece itself. This assembly will retrofit all 4001, 4002, 4003, 3000 & 3001 series instruments but does require new screw holes to be drilled, these will be covered by the Tailpiece+Damper Assembly when it is installed. Directions and installation template included.

4003v2 Tailpiece+Damper Assembly installation directions.

      Remove strings and loose bridge from tailpiece

      Remove and save pickguard screws (10)

      Unsolder bridge ground lead from wire harness

      Remove bridge mounting screws from tailpiece and remove tailpiece

      Place template in place of tailpiece

      Use original mounting holes and screws to attach and align template in correct position

      Use #41 drill bit to drill new tailpiece mounting holes using the template as your guide

      Remove screws and template from instrument

      Mount string retainer to instrument using screws supplied (4)

      Feed ground wire through access hole to control cavity

      Mount new tailpiece to instrument using supplied screws (4)

      Re-solder bridge ground lead to wire harness

      Re-attach pickguard with (10) screws

      Feed first intonation screw through string retainer and place spring 

      Place proper saddle on tailpiece and attach to intonation screw

      Repeat steps 14 & 15 for remaining saddles

      Restring instrument and adjust the tailpiece to personal preference