Rickenbacker Combo 800 - anybody?

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  1. RV52

    RV52 Member

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    Is anybody here who owns a Rickenbacker Combo 800 or at least has some knowledge about that guitar?
    I'm attracted by the look of it - single horseshoe p/up etc. - but only know it from video clips or pictures. So I would like to hear something from people who own it or once played it.
     
  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    I've never played one, but I have played 1930s Epiphone guitars with essentially the same horseshoe pickup design - the pickups have a very open, sweet tone, similar to a lipstick-type unit but a bit more refined.
     
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    Thank you nmiller for your reply.
    Looks as if that Combo 800 Rick model is not the most popular.
    I first saw it in a video clip of Steppenwolf's "Born to be wild".
     
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    You might try e-mailing Jason Lollar for a tone report -- he's made repros of these old horsehoes.
     
  5. rastus

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    I have a 57 Combo 900-different guitar though, short scale, tulip body, metal badge, early toaster pickup-I believe Joe Walsh has played slide on these little Rics in the past-they are pretty rare!
     

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