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Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:22 am
by jps
Tube_Fan wrote:Is it possible it came from the factory without being finished?

You mean, like out the back door?

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:49 am
by Tube_Fan
jps wrote:
Tube_Fan wrote:Is it possible it came from the factory without being finished?

You mean, like out the back door?


Yes.

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:08 pm
by collin
John, the guitar was obviously finished - you can see the remnants of Fireglo in the TRC and body cavities.

Complete unfinished guitars generally didn't walk out of the factory...

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:46 pm
by doctorwho
The twist in the neck may be due to a previous attempt (or attempts) at adjusting. The two-truss-rod system makes it easier to fix twists.

Worst case scenario is to completely loosen the truss rods' tension and use a heat clamp to straighten out the neck.

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:45 pm
by knavel
godber wrote: Even when done very well, they just don't look right.

http://www.gbase.com/gear/rickenbacker-360-12-o-s-1968-fireglo

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Sorry to derail a bit but I thought that Ricks always had the neck pick up right up against the base of the fretboard. This Gbase 12 string conversion guitar doesn't. Does that mean anything or was this just something that happened now and then?

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:46 am
by Tube_Fan
I found an interesting article. I don't know if it was posted here before.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... fBBWjZBe5s

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:45 am
by Tube_Fan
Any opinions on this? I'd like to have a 12 string Rick with a good acoustic sound. BTW, I tried putting a circuit having anti-parallel silicon diodes between two tube stages in my preamp with an adjustable potentiometer in series to adjust between hard and soft clipping for a fuzz effect (based on an Ampeg amp schematic I've seen IIRC). This seems to produce good results with 12 string electrics with a minimum of solid state electronics.

The seller says its a 2007 version.
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ ... 74838.html

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:30 am
by kennyhowes
John - what did you wind up doing with this?

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:07 pm
by Tube_Fan
Its hanging on the wall partially assembled. I came across a husk for a 12 string Rick which I put a lot of parts on and seems to be finished. It just needs tuning and should be ready to plug into an amp and played. The frets are worn down a lot. The seller said its from 1966. There's a cross brace in the body that looks similar to the brace in the 6 string Rick I have. They're very similar to each other, but if I tap on the body of each guitar the tone is a little different, as you might expect.

pictures here
http://sciliterature.50webs.com/Rick360-12-project.htm

Re: Rickenbacker 365 1970-1972

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:25 pm
by Tube_Fan
Here's a picture of the two Ricks hanging on the wall.