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How about a Rickenbacker photo thread?
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: How about a Rickenbacker photo thread? Reply with quote

I'm sure some of you have Rickenbackers..
How about puttin up some pictures of yours
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Johnny Isaacs



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





Here's my 92 Tom Petty Rickenbacker 12. I love it. The modern version is the 660/12. The neck is wider so its really playable complete with a 12 piece bridge. Nothing sounds like a Rick!

Johnny Isaacs
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Bill Hisle



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny, tell us about that silver sparkle beauty with the checkerboard binding. I'd love to see more pics of that one and hear the story behind that Tele!
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



370-12...I put toasters in it and changed the nut to the slightly wider spaced 330-12 nut...the nut makes a pretty big difference in the ease of playing....
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Don...
Any trouble with the "R" tailpiece when re-stringing?
Do you find that the middle pickup gets in your way?
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah the "R" is a pain..I restring it about every three years wheter I need to or not. As far as the middle pickup getting in the way...no
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what strings do you guys use on your 12's?
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Brian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patdaddy wrote:
what strings do you guys use on your 12's?


This is the set I use...flat wound low tension...These work better on Ricks than Pyramid flat wounds

http://www.pickofthericks.com/products/Thomastik-Infeld-Jazz-Swing-Custom-12-String.html
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you tune down with those?
i know McGuinn tunes down with the Pyramids...
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think right now I have a D'addario roundwound electric 12 string set on mine...I did use Pyramids but didnt like them. They were high tension and felt like telephone cables

Its been a while since I changed strings, so I may be mistaken about the D'addarios...Ive got some Ricenbacker strings and will put them on one of these days...
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Brian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patdaddy wrote:
do you tune down with those?
i know McGuinn tunes down with the Pyramids...


Two reasons why McGuinn tunes down..a) it's easier for him to sing now that he's older...b) Pyramids are real high tension and will bow your neck under standard tuning. You crank down on the truss rod but I'd rather not mess with it on a Ric...
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll order a couple sets of those.
i cant remember what i have on my 12 string strat..i think ernie balls.

my Ric should be here tomorrow. i'm happy as a little girl. Shocked
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rballister



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use RIC No. 95404 12-Str Ned Rbd Wnd set. What's the rationale for using flatwounds on a Ric 12? A more "mellow" sound? I have a mid 80s Rick 360 12. I changed the bridge to the 12 way adjustable version when I bought it and later installed a set of toasters. Part of the retro overhaul (which I never did) was changing one of the caps in the tone controls. Anyone do that?
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Brian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rballister wrote:
I use RIC No. 95404 12-Str Ned Rbd Wnd set. What's the rationale for using flatwounds on a Ric 12? A more "mellow" sound? I have a mid 80s Rick 360 12. I changed the bridge to the 12 way adjustable version when I bought it and later installed a set of toasters. Part of the retro overhaul (which I never did) was changing one of the caps in the tone controls. Anyone do that?


Yes the flatwounds sound great on a Ric 12...nice and compressed tone...
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rballister



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 80's Ric 12 and his 90's younger brother (put toasters in the 6 too)
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