First Rickenbacker.......awesome!!

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  1. MSS

    MSS Member

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    Greetings from election night in Canada!! (yeah, we are having an election tonight.......). Was lucky enough to make a deal with a fellow TGPer for his 1990 620/12 Ric and got it last week. What a gorgeous guitar. Have always wanted to have a Rickenbacker 12-string and this one does not disappoint. Great Ricky tones and the narrow neck is not that bad.....it does take some getting used to but you just have to adjust your style a bit. You can really feel the quality that these guitars have and they just feel great. Now have to save up for a 6-string.........here's a pic taken today under studio lighting. It really shows off the Fireglo finish! :dude

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  2. jimmybcool

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    Wow. I like alot. And the right color (or colour as you would spell :roll).

    Very nice. ALways nice to hear about a deal where everyone is happy.
     
  3. Frankee

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    Good choice......welcome to the club.
    I've got the 6 string version of that guitar....I feel joy when I play it.
     
  4. SGNick

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    WOW!

    Can't wait for my first Rick 12! I've got my friends Rick 330/6 in my keep for a while, they're something else alright!
     
  5. MSS

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    Thanks for the nice comments! It really is a great playing guitar.......still figuring out the tones.........wouldn't mind hearing how toaster pups would make a difference in the tone.......
     
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    They ARE wonderful, aren't they!?

    Tony
     
  7. Pa'ani

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    Congratulations on your first Rickenbacker, very cool looking guitar!
     
  8. English Jim

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    Nice gtr! I just got a new one in Black (Jetglo) last week. If you think that has a narrow neck you should try the 360/12. Ouch! I've actually started to play the 12 string again after owning the 360 for 20 + years and barely playing it. The 660 is really fun to play - though I'm damned if I can figure out the 5th (small) knob.
     
  9. VaughnC

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    Cool Ric 12....now do yourself a favor and order a JangleBox compressor/treble booster for the ultimate 12 string experience.

    http://janglebox.com/

    I call my Ric 381/12V69 my "Goosebump Machine"...and it never fails to deliver ;).

    Jangle on.....
     
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  10. VaughnC

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    The 5th (small) knob allows you to balance the volume between both pickups when both are switched on (middle switch position). It really doesn't make much sense because you can actually do the same thing with the normal pickup volume controls....but Rickenbacker has their unique way of doing things. The small control is essentially a 2nd volume control for the neck pickup.
     
  11. pitner

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    I have a 2004 wine red 620/6 with toaster single coil pups. And would like to get the matching 12 string some day. Have to see how this money mess goes, but the 620/12 is on my hit list. Enjoy and check out the HBE CPR compressor for that 12.
     
  12. MSS

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    Thanks for the tip! Sounds to be a cool pedal.......

    Cheers
     
  13. gregc

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    Great sounding 12s. Enjoy it! I have one with the toaster pups and the wider board (660/12). I use it on a couple Beatles tunes we cover and it's the real deal. My hands are too big and fingers too wide to work the smaller RIC boards.
     
  14. tone4days

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    beautiful - enjoy and play in good health

    12 individual saddles ? how's it intonate?

    t4d
     
  15. English Jim

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    Thanks! I'm glad it's not just me that thinks it's a little odd.

    It does have indivudual saddles (with 12 very small adjustable allen srews). The intonation was good straight from the factory without any tweeking on my part. I hope it stays that way!
     

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