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  • Damn you Adolph Rickenbacker/John Hall!

    So I spend 20 bucks on straplocks today, only to find, my Rickenbacker doesn't have strap buttons that can be changed with a simple Phillips-head screwdriver! In fact, I don't know if they can be changed at all. Can they be? Has anybody actually changed the strap buttons for straplocks?
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  • #2
    mine was already set up for schallers. I figured they were all like that
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    • #3
      Most rics I have seen have had schaller buttons as standard, but on a machine screw instead of a wood screw.

      You should be able to change them if you remove the current pins then fill the hole in with wood putty.
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      • #4
        Ox: Grap hold of them with a pliers and unscrew them. They have a stud which is part of the strap button. They are threaded in.
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        • #5
          So I spend 20 bucks on straplocks today, only to find, my Rickenbacker doesn't have strap buttons that can be changed with a simple Phillips-head screwdriver! In fact, I don't know if they can be changed at all. Can they be? Has anybody actually changed the strap buttons for straplocks?


          No, they can't. You must use what came with the bass, because they are actually part of the body. Rickenbacker discovered a forest of maple trees with Schaller buttons growing in them.......
          .....

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          • #6
            jeez, I changed mine as soon as I got my 4001. That was in 1975, however. The design might have changed a bit since then...
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            • #7
              Two options:

              1. Dowel the hole, and install what you want.

              2. Superglue the faux-Schallers into their holes. Regular wood glue didn't work on mine.
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              • #8
                If the body has threaded inserts, take the old button to a hardware store and match the size and thread pitch to get replacement bolts, and use these with your straplocks. The inserts are a LOT stronger than using a wood screw into the body.
                .....

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                • #9
                  What is "Take them back and get schallers" Alex. I'll take Things things that Suck for $800.
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                  • #10
                    If the body has threaded inserts, take the old button to a hardware store and match the size and thread pitch to get replacement bolts, and use these with your straplocks. The inserts are a LOT stronger than using a wood screw into the body.
                    There's the rub - no inserts. Ric is screwing machine screws into wood.
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                    • #11
                      No, they can't. You must use what came with the bass, because they are actually part of the body. Rickenbacker discovered a forest of maple trees with Schaller buttons growing in them.......


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                      • #12
                        eventually, i'm going to replace the factory schallers with dunlops, just because i prefer them, and because i've got dunlops on all of my other basses.

                        the plan is to pull out the ric-o-schallers, drill out the bass a little and stick in some threaded inserts to mount the dunlops to.
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                        • #13
                          There's the rub - no inserts. Ric is screwing machine screws into wood.


                          Hmm. Mine's not like that...it's a 2000 4003, and it's got Schallers installed with wood screws.
                          .....

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                          • #14
                            eventually, i'm going to replace the factory schallers with dunlops, just because i prefer them, and because i've got dunlops on all of my other basses.

                            the plan is to pull out the ric-o-schallers, drill out the bass a little and stick in some threaded inserts to mount the dunlops to.


                            Be veeeewwyyy cawefuwl.... You need to sand off the finish to the outside diameter of the insert threads, to keep it from chipping off and cracking. Then be sure to use the correct size drill for the insert...too large, and it goes in crooked and cracks the body...too small, and the insert jams, and cracks the body.
                            .....

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                            • #15
                              Hmm. Mine's not like that...it's a 2000 4003, and it's got Schallers installed with wood screws.
                              Mine's an '05. Matt's is roughly the same vintage.
                              Removed your Fender Precision S-1 switch? I want it. PM me.

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