My lovely Rickenbackers - pics

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by rze99, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    So does Tom Petty, and Roger McGuinn thinks of George Harrison!

    is that a Gretsch that David Crosby is playing?
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I had a few Rics, but until I discovered the fat necks of the 660 series I wasn't happy. Now I am.


    (Not mine but the same model.)
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes, he played a Tenny.
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  4. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015

    Here's my only contribution. Arguably my most beautiful guitar, but as I get older and my hands works less and less, it's becoming very hard to play. It still sounds just amazing when I do get to play it though.
  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Wonderful guitars. Congrats. I personally never felt comfortable with their necksape, though.
    My brother owns a vintage Rick bass. It looks so cool on stage.
  6. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    Lovely! I have a 2003 330 here - wanted one for years and finally got my hands on one :)
  7. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Hey, we need a little MapleGlo luv here, too ...

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  8. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Interesting vid
  9. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    Feb 3, 2014
    I’ve had several.. I like Rickenbacker but I do have a few gripes.. one is the antiquated bass bridge in the 4001/4003.. who in their right mind would design a bridge that floats on one screw per side of the bridge.. the thing would flip and tilt back screwing up tuning and intonation.. and who would design the same bridge where you can’t adjust the intonation unless you pull it off a million times.. terrible design . I also hate that they moved the placement of the hi gains on 330 from vintage spec. They should go back to using all toasters imho . I love their designs though and their build for most models.
  10. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    This post made me nostalgic so I searched through the old photo archives for my former 1995 360/12. Roger McGuinn did a short acoustic/electric set at a Borders in Tampa. I brought my Ric along hoping he would sign it which he graciously did. He told me I was missing a pickup and I said yeah and the the wrong color, a built in compressor, and a couple other things. He smiled, signed it, played a few chords, returned it to the case and said "nice guitar man". After that I never wanted to get my stink on it.:D

  11. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    My 360/12. I’ve had 3 other Ricks in my time, but this one has always been the keeper. D39B86B1-E346-4B43-8F74-DE1A3DE2DC41.jpeg
  12. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    I have enough trouble 6 :)
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  13. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I like Rics so much that my wife gave me a Rickenbacker print (framed in genuine old barn wood) for my birthday. Here it is with my 2014 360/6.

    Without my input (it was a surprise) and the guitar being in the case - I think she pretty much nailed it on the model and color!


  14. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Used to have this stunner, but couldn't get my fat fumble fingers to fit its freakin' fretboard. :confused:

  15. SASouth

    SASouth Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2011
    I’ve got a couple nice ones.


    Limited Edition Carl Wilson 360

  16. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    My Ric family:

    I was in the same spot for years where every Ric I ran into felt almost unplayable to me, but either I've changed or I finally managed to run into ones w/ necks more comfortable for me. The 650 was the first I felt I could play comfortably but, while the extra width is still welcome in most cases, I've come to substantially prefer the profile of the 330 & 350. They definitely take some adjustment & a bit different fretting for me (really need to get the fingertip straight in on the string) but I can play just about everything at least equally as badly on them as the rest of my guitars after a bit of an adjustment/refamiliarization.

    The 650 is a great feeling Ric flavored rocker, the 330 probably covers the most ground for me sonically (& also puts up the most fight to give up those great sounds), & the 350 is one of the greatest feeling guitars I've played w/ quite close to my favorite acoustic noodling sounds & resonance I've encountered (it might need an Accent tailpiece & Hi gains someday to achieve perfection for me).
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  17. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    nice picture of the true source of that unique 12-string sound ...

    ... the Jangle Box :)

    I have one of those on order, a newer model JBX, I hope it will play as nicely with my GRETSCH 12 at least half as well as yours does with that beautiful Ric.
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