One of the upsides of being associated with Oil City Pickups is that we see a lot of really interesting instruments coming through the workshop. Occasionally, they are with us because the owner wants to fix and sell.
To cut a long story short, this 1981 Rickenbacker 4001 complete with original case changed, hands to the delight of both buyer and seller.
Spent an hour on Saturday cleaning it up and changing the rusty strings. Rotosound 105s have been added. Next job to remove the plastic pick up cover (I can't get on with it, as I use my right hand to sting mute - almost impossible to do with the cover in the way. It will need intonating as well, but I need to work out how best to do that with out slackening off the stings all the time - all tips welcome.
And the sound? All I am saying is I am off to find a black suit and white shirt with a skinny tie to go with the growl you get hitting the strings with a pick.
Chief Bottle Washer @ Oil City Pickups.