School me on Rickenbacker's; I think I want one!

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  1. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    It's not a fundamentally poor or un-ergonomic design, and your preference for other guitars doesn't change that. I find Rickenbackers a whole lot easier to play than Gibsons from the '60s, but that doesn't make Gibsons poorly-designed guitars.
     
  2. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

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    These guitarists have certainly had no problem playing them.

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  3. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    This thread has me thinking I should go play a few Rics...I don't think I've ever actually tried one
     
  4. motorcitychick

    motorcitychick Member

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    I have quite a few Ricks and I love them all. Each one has their own sound and feel to them. Just beautiful guitars to play and look at.:aok
     
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  5. waltkh5

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    This covers a lot of musical ground for me.
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  6. Kestrel

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    Vox and Rickenbacker. That's a match made in heaven.
     
  7. Eagle1

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    Like I said no players;)
     
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  8. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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  9. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    Good enough for Harrison and Townshend - good enough for me!
     
  10. Kestrel

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    LOL! :boxer
     
  11. Eagle1

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    I'm winding you up,lol
    The serious point is they are rhythm guitars or singer songwriter guitars. Or pendants.
     
  12. BuddyDog

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    This guy does not agree...

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  13. Kestrel

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    I suspect it needs to have a Floyd Rose and humbuckers for Eagle1 to consider it "playable".

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  14. jakefmvermont

    jakefmvermont Supporting Member

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    i have a 330-6 and 620-12.

    i hesitated for a long time bc of discussions like this. i don't live anywhere close to a music store, so trying was not an option.

    i love both guitars and play them often.
     
  15. Flatscan

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    Kestrel that pic and your previous post cracked me up.

    Eagle also brought the funnay.
     
  16. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    I'm partial to solidbodies.

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  17. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    You forgot a few..



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  18. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a 330-12 and I live with the quirks; the narrow neck, small frets, 6-saddle bridge, etc. You get used to it, because the tone is amazing when you add in my Janglebox compressor. I installed toasters on mine right after I got it. I never miss taking it on a gig. Last weekend, I saw a band with a lead guitarist who also had a Rick 12. We talked afterward and had an instant bond.
     
  19. smitty.west

    smitty.west Senior Member

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    That blacked out one w/ the trem... DUUUUUDEEEEE!

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  20. daacrusher2001

    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    ok, tried one today, didn't like the neck - sound was OK, but I much prefer a strat or tele. Nice guitar tho', just not for me
     

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