The Rickenbacker thread

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Bert Camenbert » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:25 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
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I definitely want to get a pair of those Creamery toasters for my 330. I think the '63s are more what I am after. The prices aren't bad at all and are cheaper than new Rick ones. I believe that will be the first thing I change.
If you do, tell us about it.


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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by i love sharin foo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:34 pm

Bert Camenbert wrote:
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If you do, tell us about it.
I definitely will! The pound is weak right now in relation to the dollar, so they work about to be about $230 shipped for a pair.
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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Bert Camenbert » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:38 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Bert Camenbert wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:25 pm

If you do, tell us about it.
I definitely will! The pound is weak right now in relation to the dollar, so they work about to be about $230 shipped for a pair.
Pick of the Ricks sells Rick toasters for $160 a piece.

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:34 pm

Trout wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:50 am
I know nothing bout Rics, never even played one. Why are there so few pics of really worn vintage ones out there? Or am I wrong?
Always asked myself the same thing!
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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Bert Camenbert » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:40 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Trout wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:50 am
I know nothing bout Rics, never even played one. Why are there so few pics of really worn vintage ones out there? Or am I wrong?
Always asked myself the same thing!
Fewer people play them compared to Gibsons and Fenders. And no one "relics" ricks.

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by fuzzjunkie » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:27 pm

Bert Camenbert wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Pacafeliz wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Trout wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:50 am
I know nothing bout Rics, never even played one. Why are there so few pics of really worn vintage ones out there? Or am I wrong?
Always asked myself the same thing!
Fewer people play them compared to Gibsons and Fenders. And no one "relics" ricks.
My 4001 is well broken in and was when I got it. The 360 was a gigging guitar for several years and had dings and chips, even though I babied it, but those dings were how I recognized it when I saw it again. The newest one only has the slightest wear though.

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by MT » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:20 am

For those who have used them, are the Mastery Ric bridges a worthwhile mod?

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Maggieo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:56 am

MT wrote:
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For those who have used them, are the Mastery Ric bridges a worthwhile mod?
I think so; it ups the stability, the "ring" or "chime" and the sustain. It makes the guitar more responsive and usable, IME.
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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by nanamour » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:38 am

Maggieo wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:56 am
MT wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:20 am
For those who have used them, are the Mastery Ric bridges a worthwhile mod?
I think so; it ups the stability, the "ring" or "chime" and the sustain. It makes the guitar more responsive and usable, IME.
^^^this mirrors my experience as well.

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by MT » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:27 pm

Thanks. I appreciate your responses. :)

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:23 pm

Yes, the Mastery is a very worthwhile upgrade to the Ric bridge. It sounds better, and since it locks to the body, it makes restringing easier.
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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by cestlamort » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:03 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Yes, the Mastery is a very worthwhile upgrade to the Ric bridge. It sounds better, and since it locks to the body, it makes restringing easier.
Agreed. I had one on my 360 and stupidly sold it along with the guitar. Nothing like a bridge height screw springing out and disappearing forever in the corner of a dank rehearsal space.

The Mastery definitely feels (and sounds) more solid and connected.

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed May 01, 2019 2:57 am

I have a 330-12 with toasters in Jetglo. Mine is a 1999 and the toasters were added later.

I quite like it!

I keep it strung with flatwounds (like a proper Ric 12 string should have, IMO).

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by lususnaturae » Wed May 01, 2019 4:36 am

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Re: The Rickenbacker thread

Post by Fac 50 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:04 am

Great thread. I had a 2003 330 Blue Boy with Hi Gains (now sold) and have a 2013 360 Mapleglo with Toasters.

To give my view on some of the points raised:

1) Hi Gains - the spec changes over the years. I don't have an exact timeline to hand but I know that post 2007 they are relatively modest output and not a million miles away from Toasters in sound. My 2003 330 had high output Hi Gains and they were awful - impossible to eq in a live mix and too feisty to get that classic Ric sound. I think late 70s and 80s Hi Gains (Marr, Buck etc) are in the main OK, but best to get a reading if you're thinking of buying from that era.

2) Toasters - My 360 had nice sounding Hi Gains but I got the chance to buy a set of Toasters at around half price. They are definitely a good-sized step in the right direction for the classic Beatles/Who/Byrds sound (which is what I'm after). They also sound great with fuzz, crunchy drive etc I've noticed that they do darken up with volume - i.e rehearsal/gig volumes vs home. So I decided I needed a....

3) Janglebox - if you really want to nail those 60's sounds it's essential. Sounds bizarre on its own, sounds glorious in a band mix.

4) Mastery Bridge - I didn't know they did a Rick one! Is there a really noticeable difference? If so,. I'm in!

One day I will get a 12-string :)

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