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New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:49 am
by grayn
Hi there.
Last weekend, I went out to try out a Jazz guitar and came home with a Rickenbacker 660/6.
Just for fun, I grabbed a Rickenbacker 660/6, solid bodied electric, in midnight blue.
It looked like a work of art, hanging on the wall.
I didn't expect to like it.
But this model had a lovely, wide neck and with it's really low but solid action, it felt so great to play.
I played it through a Roland Jazz Chorus 40, as I was looking for a great, full, clean sound.
And to my surprise this Ricky was superbly full, vibrant and so nicely defined.
All that stuff about Ricks only being good for jangle, just isn't true.
Well that was it, I came home with something very special.
It's light, well balanced, very stylish and it's just lovely on the finger tips and ears.

This is my 3rd Ric.
I had a 4001 bass, back in the late 70s.
White with black pickguard and binding.
It was my dream bass at the time, being a massive Chris Squire fan.
About 20 years ago I acquired a 650S Sierra.
What a beauty, with a wonderful tone.
I don't have either of those now, unfortunately.
But I feel like I've come home, with this 660.
It's the most beautiful guitar I have owned and I've had most of the higher end makes, over the years.

Looking forward to being part of the Rickenbacker world again.
https://i.imgur.com/AY6Z0mZ.jpg

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 am
by jdogric12
Congratulations and welcome!

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:28 am
by jps
Jazz on a Rick? Say it ain't so! :wink: :mrgreen:

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:54 am
by grayn
jps wrote:Jazz on a Rick? Say it ain't so! :wink: :mrgreen:


Well no.
Though I think it would be a very cool guitar for jazz, with such a playable neck and gorgeous, clean one.
I guess it doesn't really look the part.
But who's to say.
I like to dip into all sorts of styles, to improve my writing and playing skills.
I think this 660 will mainly be used for singer/songwriter material and a little space rock. 8)

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:50 am
by jps
Well, if Unknow Hinson can play Hendrix on a Rick, you scan play jazz on one, too. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdSgFABwtiw

Better yet, try on the Wes for a tutorial on play jazz on a Rick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayL7MVrrXc

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:28 pm
by grayn
jps wrote:Well, if Unknow Hinson can play Hendrix on a Rick, you scan play jazz on one, too. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdSgFABwtiw

Better yet, try on the Wes for a tutorial on play jazz on a Rick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayL7MVrrXc



Cool links, thanks.
Just shows what a Ric can do,

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:38 am
by zhivago
What a beautiful 660! I am a sucker for the gold guard on these! :)

Re: New member, new Rickenbacker

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:42 am
by wim
jps wrote:Well, if Unknow Hinson can play Hendrix on a Rick, you scan play jazz on one, too. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdSgFABwtiw

Better yet, try on the Wes for a tutorial on play jazz on a Rick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayL7MVrrXc


My tweaked 330 sounds like Billy Gibbons would like his pearly gates to sound