NGD I finally bought a Rickenbacker...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by jayyj, May 13, 2020.

  1. Dismalhead

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    That's beautiful. Congrats!
     
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    You hit the bigtime now :cool: ... Congratulations !
     
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    WOW !!!

    It's about time...

    Would you like to explain to us why it took you so long ???
     
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    Strikingly beautiful. Enjoy!
     
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    Nice!
     
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    You should take the plunge. You really should. Only live once. I swear it is such a pleasure to own and play Rickenbackers.

    Their "budget" model is the 330. It's their lowest priced model and it is their biggest seller. Has a classic Rickenbacker look and of course it gives that classic Rickenbacker tone. You really do feel special when you strap a Ric on, and the entry level 330 gives that special feeling in spades.


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    Niiiiice....BUT.... I had one and a 330 12 string...got rid of them both as I too said ' I'll embrace the thin 41mm neck '...couldn't get on with either of them...torture to play...however...I've bought a fireglo 660 since ( 44.5mm at nut) and that is absolutely fab !! I'm looking for someone who has a 660 12..who needs the money and will sell for a steal ! Good luck !
     
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    An '82 would still have X-bracing, right?
     
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    He shoots, he scores!
    That's a beauty. Everyone should have at least one Ricky.
     
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    Congrats on the guitar! Really beautiful!

    My wife bought me a 2004 360 as a surprise wedding present... When I opened the case I almost panicked a little cuz I've had a hard time with the necks on the Rickenbackers I'd sampled in the past... But I've had no problem adapting to this neck. I measured them and the Ric is only about .05" narrower at the nut than my Am Std Tele (about 1.5 mm), and I barely notice any difference. YMMV
     
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    I can only apologise and promise to try harder in future. This being me, I'll probably have three by Christmas!

    Yes, X braced and someone's just shown me it has a thick top if I feel inside the sound hole, the top has a little step in it to make it look thinner where you can see it.
     
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    goodness gracious, thats certainly a keeper. contratulations.
     
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    That is so beautiful!
     
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    At the very least, three... I would hope ... and a 12 stringer ...
     
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    Gorgeous Ric you have there. Enjoy!
     
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    That’s a beauty, congratulations! Terrific grain, matches nicely with the 360’s perfect body contours!

    And after the honeymoon, play the living hell out of it!
     
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    I always thought that my 650 had quite a handful, not slim, will need to get it out to check.

    If there is an inexpensive 660/12 in the UK then there are at least two of us in the chase. Until then I'll have to make do with my Burns Double-Six.
     
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    It's a while since I played a 650 but I think they have the bigger 660 neck profile.
     
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    Beautiful guitar, but you can't go outside? Really?
     
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    There are beautiful and iconographic. BTW. I find they make you play a certain way and I agree with the guy in the Bottle Rockets that Rics are a "special needs" guitar in that they respond and sound right with particular treatment. To me they sound right when they are a little boosted and pretty compressed wiht some bright reverb and a touch delay. Fab.
     
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