Chinese Rickenbacker Question

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by Gretschtim1, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    A friend gave me a Chinese copy of the John Lennon 325.
    I gave it to my 7 year old grandson to learn on.
    The fake Bigsby is missing the spring.
    I was just wondering if a standard Bigsby replacement spring would work on this guitar.
    Where's the best place to buy a replacement spring?
     
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What ??? no pics ?? ...remember the original G-T unofficial rule ?? ............ Pics , or it didn't happen ;)
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Did it come with all of the necessary add-ons?
    Jack plate?
    Strap locks?
    Factory case?
    Lawsuit from John Hall?
     
  4. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
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  5. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    :D
     
  6. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Well it does look like a 325 and even has the John Lennon self portrait drawling on the pick guard.
    But it sure doesn't play or sound like a Rick.
    If it did I'm sure my friend wouldn't of gave it away.
    It's okay for a kid to learn on and the Chinese didn't get any of my money...:).
     
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  7. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

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  8. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Yeah it's basically a piece of junk but it looks cool.
    It's kind of like fake boobs...:D.
     
  9. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

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    OMG - reply of the year!!! LMAO
     
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  10. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

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    Lancashire UK
    Foobs? Choobs?
     
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  11. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    One of these? You know, as knock-offs go, it's not that shabby looking! Ha!

    Screenshot 2021-12-31 065526.jpg

    Ali-Express, if anybody wants one! And I'd guess "maybe" on the spring, who knows? You might try a Reverend soft-spring. I think they're like $10 direct from Reverend.
     
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  12. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Well a friend of my got one and hated so much he just gave it to me. It looks great but plays horrible and the sound is even worse. I gave it to my grandson to learn on otherwise I would have just thrown it away.
    On the other hand in February I ordered a Harley Benton bass that looks similar to a Rick 4001 and it's actually a really nice bass. It was only $295 shipped from Germany and I had it in two days. I put a new bridge on it and some Rickenbacker pickups which cost more than the bass did...;).It sounds really good so you never know.
     
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  13. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    What!?! You mean a guitar is supposed to sound good, too?!?!

    - bwah ha ha ha! :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    It doesn't have to if you are using it as a prop and never actually plug it in and play it...:D.
     
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