Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:57 pm

Three pics from Bill Henshell's amazing collection....

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Gorgeous flamed Carl Wilson signature model 360/12, Rare RCA 12-string, and Midnight Blue 360/12 WB

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Wonderful 730 Shiloh dreadnought Ric acoustic

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Sweet Ric mandolin in Fireglo, Jetglo Roger Mc Guinn signature model 370/12, and amazing 12-string Comstock that is practically the twin sister in every way to my own 6-string Commie.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:04 pm

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Bill's Rickenbacker lap steel

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Jeff Scott's 1967 330 FG, beautifully ambered with age, posing with two of his non-Ric basses, which have plenty of cool factor of their own!

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Cool little rocker....
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:12 pm

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Lovely 381 V69 in deep fireglo, its binding yellowed with age

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full body shot of the same guitar

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481 slant-fret, stripped of its original blue finish, with non-original TRC
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:17 pm

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Shiny FG 360/12

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Lennonized 325 project guitar

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Mapleglo 350
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (rickaddict) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:12 pm

Great pics! Thanks to all of you who took and posted them. It was very nice to see those of you that I've met before, and nice to meet those of you who I hadn't.

There were some great instruments there! That John Lennon relic is too cool!

Thanks to Paul Boyer for organizing it all.

And I got a chance to see the (unfinished) first draft of Paul's book too. Looks great! Tons of great photos of Rick basses, many of which are owned by forum members including me. (Hey, I'm famous now!) 8)

I wish I could have stuck around for Sunday too, but it wasn't in the cards this time. Glad I got to come up for Saturday though.

My Ruby 4003S (Hotrod) thanks you guys for all of your kind words! I LOVE that color! I've heard a lot of people slam Ruby on this forum because it's too 1980's, or you can't see the grain through it, or because it's red...but once you see Ruby in person, it's a hard color to not like.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:57 pm

More pics.... Lots of pretty Ric basses! 8)

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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:04 pm

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Jeff Thomas's gorgeously refinned bass

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My own contributions to the confluence: 700 Comstock Ric acoustic, 481 slant-fret in PW custom blueburst refin, and my one-of-a-kind 330 Purpleburst PW refin

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Some details from Paul's "Rickenbacker National Forest." That flamey Blueburst is especially stunning.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:09 pm

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Love that white 4001 V63 with ebony fingerboard.... Don't know why I didn't photograph the headstock, which had cool-looking black "racing stripes."

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More beautiful basses....

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Love the "iced-teaglo" shade of Monty brown. I thought it was autumnglo at first.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (woodyng) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:11 pm

oh man,the turk 4004 with the gold trim-i love that bass!
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:13 pm

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Some of Paul's COY's: Monty brown, Burgundyglo, and Desert Gold

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My fave COY (other than BBR): Sea green!

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Love that jetglo bass with the reverse checkered binding.... and the DCM!
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:21 pm

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Midnight Blue and Mink....

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Two 700 Comstocks: Bill's 12-string and my 6-string.

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...And what a treat it was to play that 12-string Comstock! It was every bit as wonderful as I had imagined it would be, and the action on it was EXACTLY like my 6-string. What a joy, and it amazed me that the two guitars were so alike, even though they were made two years apart at the Ric factory. Their coloring and spray pattern were identical, and both have very similar flamed maple backs and sides.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (melibreits) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:24 pm

Two shots of Bill's Carl Wilson signature 360/12. Love that amazing wavy maple! 8)

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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (bassduke49) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:07 pm

Actually, Melissa, the "midnight blue" is not, but it's a '72 refinished in a bright version of Azureglo by Larry Davis. Midnight blue is always metallic. I've never had a Midnight Blue bass. :( Hmm.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (johnallg) » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:35 pm

Very good pictures Melissa. That second closeup of Bill's CW makes the flame look quilt-like.
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Re: Milwaukee! June 11-12 2011

Postby (doctorwho) » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:26 am

johnallg wrote:Very good pictures Melissa. That second closeup of Bill's CW makes the flame look quilt-like.

+1! :D
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