Do all Ric's sound this good?

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  1. fuzz_factor

    fuzz_factor Supporting Member

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    Rickenbacker 330/360 owners: Are these typical Ric tones? 'Cause, damn! This guy sounds pretty good.



    This is a long video, but there are a bunch of different tones on display.
     
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    The 360 I had sounded very much like this.
     
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    Here's one of mine. I love the sound.





     
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    Here's a great example of why to take everything 'VINTAGE!!!' with a grain of salt.
    9/10 guitar snobs will turn their noses up at any Ric that doesn't have vintage toaster top pups.
    The pickups in that vid are their modern hi-gain and sound like a million bucks.
    In short, yep-Most Rics sound this good.
     
  6. Sloop John B

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    Higains are great sound pickups and very versatile. Mine in the videos above has a toaster at the bridge and a cheap GFS at the neck!
     
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    Nice playing, Sloop!!!
     
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    Sounds great...but not sure the guitar in the first video is even a Rickenbacker.

    Headstock says Rickenbender
    Finish is a burst I have never seen
    Pseudo Bigsby equipped
    Pickups look like DeArmonds

    But it does sound great!
     
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    yep. i love my 330. has hi-gains. the only people who care about the pickups are guitarists bleating "but the vintage toan!"
     
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    RICs with high gains are surprisingly versatile.
     
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    You're right, it isn't a Rickenbacker.
     
  12. Custom50

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    some of the most versatile guitars ever made. Ric's rule!
     
  13. fuzz_factor

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    Interesting. I totally missed that when I watched the video. Actually, I was listening more than watching and didn't even notice the writing on the headstock...

    I've been GASsing for a Ric lately and as long as the real ones sound as good as that fake...

    Nice playing Sloop!
     
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    Lemmy from Motorhead's Rickenbacker bass says "Rickenbastard" on the headstock.
     
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    Frickenbastard would be funnier! :omg
     
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    I was wondering if you had a GFS in the neck of that guitar! Nice to know my eyes still work.

    Fine playing, Sloop John B.
     
  17. Chadley

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    I have a 360/6 with Hi Gains. It is very versatile. Any lack of versatility has more to do with the short frets and narrow neck than the pick ups. It sounds amazing for overdriven rhythm stuff as well as chimey clean. I love to double track my Ricky with other guitar parts because of how unique it sounds.
     
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    hey i do the same thing with the double tracking because of its uniqueness thing! on top of the jangly, strummy, compressed arpeggio thing, rics make great hard lefts or rights to complement more typical guitars. :beer
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Owned a couple of Ricks over the years, and they can handle just about anything you can throw at them style wise. As mentioned, the neck is probably the feature that takes a bit of getting used to, but it isn't impossible.
     

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