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Re: Why The Rose Morris F-Hole?

As it happens, I was reviewing the original Rose Morris contract yesterday with a writer that's doing the "definitive Rickenbacker book". They specifically required that all of their instruments have F-holes, dot inlays, and a few other quirky requirements. Who knows why but as the custome...
by johnhall
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker General: by Howard Bishop
Topic: Why The Rose Morris F-Hole?
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Rickenbacker 370-12 Roger McGuinn questions

We have always recommended lithium batteries for this guitar. Roger has also always been an advocate of these as well. Originally Ultra was the only brand easily obtainable but now there's many makers, including Eveready. On the surface they seem terribly expensive but in the end they are not, as th...
by johnhall
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Guitars: by John Simmons
Topic: Rickenbacker 370-12 Roger McGuinn questions
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: CAD Ricks

The first CNC-made bodies were done in July, 1995, the Model 330 being the first model. Sticking with you literally, CAD usage began earlier in January 1995, when I did the first programming as a student at the CNC maker's factory in Coburg, Germany.
by johnhall
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker General: by Howard Bishop
Topic: CAD Ricks
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: UK Conference??

We never asked them to change their name but only to refrain from offering gray market goods as legitimate imports.

Another one in the Birmingham area would be good as I live less than an hour from there.
by johnhall
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:43 am
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Conferences and Confluences
Topic: UK Conference??
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: John Lennon's 1964 325 Miami

Being back in California for a few days and with some time on my hands, I thought it would be interesting to do some research and followup on this story. Ms. Tandle was hired on 8/9/65, according to the payroll logs, so it would have been impossible for her to have been involved in the production of...
by johnhall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker General: by Howard Bishop
Topic: John Lennon's 1964 325 Miami
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Crushed Pearl Inlays

Didn't the old Rickenbackers use crushed abalone? I remember reading that the abalone were harvested from the Southern California coast, mainly for use in furniture, and that the population decreased enough that it was stopped. bluewhale No. The original material was sourced from Japan in sheet for...
by johnhall
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Basses: by Joey Vasco & Tony Cabibe
Topic: Crushed Pearl Inlays
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: GEM Amp?

GEM was a line of private label amps we produced for someone else. These were variations of the TR Series amp line, according to the specs of the customer.
by johnhall
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Amplifiers
Topic: GEM Amp?
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

Re: Ryder ES16 evaluation

collin wrote:. . . .and it's the Ryder student line and not a Rickenbacker). . . . .


No such thing. Ryder's were Electros, just rebranded with the music school's logo. They were sold by the school as as kit- guitar, amp, music lessons.
by johnhall
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:52 am
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Guitars: Vintage Years - Before 1973
Topic: Ryder ES16 evaluation
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: 370-12 Factory Byrd 3 way pickup switch

To restate and confirm what has been said, these switches were hand-made by us, from a combination of two different Switchcraft switches. I have no knowledge which exact models were used nor am I aware of any records that would show this. But it really doesn't matter; the Switchcraft components are ...
by johnhall
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Guitars: by John Simmons
Topic: 370-12 Factory Byrd 3 way pickup switch
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: CITES II

Finally, a question: can you advise if there is a specific date after which the Rickenbacker Corporation used only (unlisted) Caribbean Rosewood in their guitars? Unfortunately, there is no sharp cut-off date. Generally speaking, I think most all production at least as early as 2015 was Carribean R...
by johnhall
Tue May 23, 2017 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker General: by Howard Bishop
Topic: CITES II
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: CITES II

Caribbean Rosewood is not CITES listed, so it doesn't affect us as far as new instruments. Vintage instruments with various rosewoods and ebony, unfortunately, are a big problem until licensing is simplified for personal instrument owners.
by johnhall
Mon May 22, 2017 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker General: by Howard Bishop
Topic: CITES II
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: 4003 CB Copper Orangeglo (COG)

I absolutely dislike the colour, but great you're doing stuff like this. :-) Doesn't do a thing for me either. I had a refrigerator back in the late sixties rather like this color and it was cool then- but tastes change. But I'm glad it appeals to a great number of people and I'm happy to see Ben t...
by johnhall
Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Basses: by Joey Vasco & Tony Cabibe
Topic: 4003 CB Copper Orangeglo (COG)
Replies: 78
Views: 6865

Re: How to shield a 4003 bass?

All I'm saying, connect each portion of the shielding material to only one place. For instance, cut a ring around the pot mounting bushing or add an insulating washer to the hole so the pot shell is only grounded through the wiring harness. If you shield the cavity of the instrument and the back of ...
by johnhall
Tue May 16, 2017 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Basses: by Joey Vasco & Tony Cabibe
Topic: How to shield a 4003 bass?
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Was Transonic with serial 325 really used by Led Zeppeli

Being semi-retired has given me the luxury of time! This morning I used this to review the Led Zeppelin file, which has full receipts and shipping documentation for the goods that they used on the tour. Unfortunately, neither #227 or #325- top or bottom section- appear in the records we have. Sorry ...
by johnhall
Mon May 15, 2017 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Amplifiers
Topic: Was Transonic with serial 325 really used by Led Zeppelin?
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: How to shield a 4003 bass?

Ground loop. Every component must touch ground in only one spot. For example, if pots are grounded on the bushings and connected to the stock wiring, the instrument often hums more than when there is no shielding. All of the shielding must connect to ground on the bass at only one spot.
by johnhall
Mon May 15, 2017 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Rickenbacker Basses: by Joey Vasco & Tony Cabibe
Topic: How to shield a 4003 bass?
Replies: 24
Views: 2222
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