Rickenbacker

Telechamp

Country Gent
Oct 20, 2010
1,499
Tampa Bay
Love my Rics.

360/6 and 360/12 with Hi-Gains. Both 2014 models.

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Back in Black

Country Gent
Double Platinum Member
Jun 22, 2020
1,741
Ontario Canada
Love my Rics.

360/6 and 360/12 with Hi-Gains. Both 2014 models.

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Great pair T,

I've been trying to get this out of the case since it arrived two weeks ago, but being busy with my wife's stroke recovery, I just haven't had the time.

The Hofner ''Revolution'' Bass is new as well...I did manage the time to set it up and tune it...I have another 325 C58 incoming...should be here by weeks end.

To me, Rickenbackers are special...it's a personal thing!

Best,

BIB.

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Mr Twangy

Gretschie
Dec 27, 2020
213
Canada
I had a 60s Era 335 (a 330 with a vibrato) and foolishly sold it years ago. It had the toaster pickups and sounded just like you think a Rickenbacker should sound. The high gain pickups do not sound the same and I can't understand why they obstinately stick to them as their standard pickups. Maybe some people prefer them to the toasters, but I don't get it.
 

KelvinS1965

Gretschie
Jan 11, 2019
323
Wokingham
I had never played a Rickenbacker until October this year. I was on the look out for a bright red guitar in memory of my Dad (his favourite colour) and came across a limited edition 330 in Pillar box red. I did a lot of research and almost talked myself out of it due to the comments about narrow fingerboard, only being able to play rhythm, etc, all the usual (as it turns out) stereotypes.

Anyway, I went to the shop to try it out, taking a guitar playing friend on the road trip and my usual gigging pedal board into the shop's '65 Deluxe reverb. I think I played it for about 90 minutes to make really, really sure I was happy with it (I knew within 10 minutes to be honest).

One of 25 PBR 330s, hard to really show how bright it is, but I think these photos give a good impression:
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Pride of place at the top of our staircase:
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Ashley1983

Gretschie
Aug 9, 2020
158
England
I lack experience with the high-gains but have two with toasters (a 330 and a 350/12v63) and can tell you they'll definitely provide the rich, clear Ric jangle you're looking for.

I did learn they like just a tiny bit of compression. I picked up a used JangleBox from one of our members here and can't overstate how much it helps nail down that classic Ric sound, especially with the 12 string.

Highly recommend getting one if you're going down the Ric path again.

thank you yeah I know all about the janglebox thanks for the input and actually answering my question rather than using my question to tell me how great hi gains and post a picture of your guitar even though I’ve already said I had a 330 with Hi gains for a few years and never bonded with it

I think I’m gonna go down the route of the 360 v64 or C63

thanks again and thank you to everyone that tried to answer my question
 

KelvinS1965

Gretschie
Jan 11, 2019
323
Wokingham
Apologies @Ashley1983 I'd delete my post, but this site doesn't seem to allow edits after a certain time period. Got carried away with the others posting pictures of theirs.

Ironically (considering what site we're on) I couldn't bond with my Gretsch, hence ending up with the Rickenbacker to fill that semi acoustic slot in my collection. Just shows how different we are.

Good luck with the 360 v64/63
 
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Ashley1983

Gretschie
Aug 9, 2020
158
England
Apologies @Ashley1983 I'd delete my post, but this site doesn't seem to allow edits after a certain time period. Got carried away with the others posting pictures of theirs.

Ironically (considering what site we're on) I couldn't bond with my Gretsch, hence ending up with the Rickenbacker to fill that semi acoustic slot in my collection. Just shows how different we are.

Good luck with the 360 v64/63

hi please don’t delete no issue at all
 

Telechamp

Country Gent
Oct 20, 2010
1,499
Tampa Bay
I had a 60s Era 335 (a 330 with a vibrato) and foolishly sold it years ago. It had the toaster pickups and sounded just like you think a Rickenbacker should sound. The high gain pickups do not sound the same and I can't understand why they obstinately stick to them as their standard pickups. Maybe some people prefer them to the toasters, but I don't get it.

I have to say that I really like the hi-gains in my Rics. They are plenty chimey - especially with the JangleBox compressor.

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Telechamp

Country Gent
Oct 20, 2010
1,499
Tampa Bay
Great pair T,

I've been trying to get this out of the case since it arrived two weeks ago, but being busy with my wife's stroke recovery, I just haven't had the time.

The Hofner ''Revolution'' Bass is new as well...I did manage the time to set it up and tune it...I have another 325 C58 incoming...should be here by weeks end.

To me, Rickenbackers are special...it's a personal thing!

Best,

BIB.

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Thanks, BIB. I've got a Hofner as well..

Best of luck to your wife on her recovery!

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Ashley1983

Gretschie
Aug 9, 2020
158
England
Pulled the trigger and purchased one

It’s an ‘89 1997

My main amp is a Vox Ac15 HW1X and I plugged it in for an hour before it went down the the Luthier who specialises in Rickenbackers as it needed a good set up.

The neck was a little out and the action was very high but it feels like it will play like butter once it’s set up correctly

I am going to leave it stock at the moment but I’m thinking for getting the pickups re-wound to 7.4K

The Fireglo on this is amazing. My previous 330 was more pinky in shades and had a lighter middle

Now to look at compressors…
 

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Ashley1983

Gretschie
Aug 9, 2020
158
England
Congrats again Ash,i posted over on Rickresource !:)
Hey mate

That seems dead there not very much activity like here.

Out of interest do you use a compressor?

If so which one?

I don’t want the overly squished sound of the byrds so not sure a Janglebox would be right for me. I was looking at a MXR M76 but heard they are meant to break a lot. I also looked at the JHS whitey tighty

Any advice would be great as I’m not the up on compression pedals
 

JC higgy

Gretschified
Jun 6, 2008
12,067
Belfast Norn Iron
I think Facebook took a lot away from Rickresourse,shame ,cause i enjoyed it,i still drop in everyday though.

I don't use a compressor ,in fact ,i've never owned one!:oops:

Always thought if i don't have the scatterwound toasters what's the point,and i don't play nearly as much these days.
 


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