Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by timiscott » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:50 am

Just watched Pete Hook's band run through a set of Joy Division songs with all guitar parts played on a 330. Nice.

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by amplituden » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:23 am

I have a Jet-Glo 330 and I love it. I don't find it any less versatile than any other guitar I have had. (and I've had a lot). It can sound really aggressive or it can sound really clear depending on what you are doing with your amp and pedals. I think its great especially for rhythm guitar its pretty effortless to play.
Guy Piccotto used one in Fugazi through a Marshall or Park 1/2 stack and I love the way that sounds, it has a nice full sound clean. I think putting flats on it sort of takes off a bit of the high end and gets it more into the ballpark that i like tone wise.

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by sunburster » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:36 pm

I have a 2018 360-6 in Mapleglo. I bought it brand new. It's wonderful! The nut width is 42mm, which is the same as my JM, Jag and Strat. Very comfy neck. Sounds great (and different from the Fenders), plays great, looks awesome (love those full-size shark inlays). What's not to love?

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by timiscott » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:36 am

Showing me all these beautiful guitars is sooo going to cost me! The key thing above is that it can do different things to a Jaguar and JM. At the minute, I've got these and a Gretsch.

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by danbind » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:44 pm

My Fireglo 360V64 (a 1990's version, looks more like a 330, but with toasters) is my favorite guitar. It took me a while to get it set up right--the nut slots were cut WAYYYY too high when I got it, I don't know how anyone played it before me (and I don't think they did, because it looked brand new when I got it in the mid-2000's). But once I did, and once I connected to the guitar (small frets and lacquered board, etc), it just CLICKED--and through an AC15 it is a REAL SOUND. Everything else sounds two dimensional. And people always come up to me and say "man, that is a beautiful guitar!"

I love the Weller sound (which I think on Setting Sons was through a Peavey Bandit), and Jim Babjak of the Smithereens (through a Marshall live, although I think a lot of those big records he was actually playing a Tele). And Peter Buck--oh man, what a sound on those early records. It doesn't work for EVERYTHING--it don't shred (BTW, neither do I), and sustain is meh--but there is so much there. I need to try a Mastery...

Bottom line--it is worth the investment.
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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:19 am

My little corner of the Rickenbacker world.

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:54 pm

I love the 330 and 620 Models so much. I was shopping around for the right jetglo 330 before the virus hit, and now I have to wait yet again, because the Canadian dollar took a bad hit and what was once 2100 or so, is now about 2700+.

I was so close this time, but I will have to wait until the dollar gets better.

As much as I love Rickenbacker guitars, I am not paying near 3K for a 330. Friggin economy.
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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by kamillebidan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:17 pm

Dammit, I want a Rick so bad and this thread isn't helping!

Always dug how they sounded on The Smithereens' records. Nostalgia in aural form.

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by kamillebidan » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm

Well shit, this must have pushed me over the edge but I went and ordered a new 360 in Fireglo!

Heard that the new batch is coming in early July, so I might get it in the next couple months, lol. Excited!

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Re: Anyone own a Rickenbacker?

Post by iStringz » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:15 pm

I've owned a couple of Ricks until now. But only had one at a time. I think they are great guitars and often overlooked. Once you start digging in all of the possibilities that they give you, you'll learn to love them.

I had a Jetglo 1994 330 first, which was good, but the shape of the body bugged me quite a lot at the time.
I exchanged it for another 1989 330 in Mapleglo, but still, I couldn't get along with the body shape and the hard edges (LOL obvious, I only changed colours)
Then I exchanged that one for a 1992 360 in Mapleglo, and I was able to settle. The 360 has all the goodies I need.
Now my hunt for a 12 String Rick has started, in order to get rid of my Danelectro's.
Preferably a 360-12 to exchange with my 360-6 and a 381-6, both in either Jetglo or Mapleglo.

However, moral of the story: I love Ricks and I really would suggest you try one as soon as you can. They're fantastic guitars!
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