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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (aceonbass) » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 am

bassduke49 wrote:And I don't know why the difference matters to some people. :roll:

One is smooth and cohesive with the body line of the lower edge of the bass, and the other one is not. Rickenbacker returned to the previous design in early 2014 for a reason. I've done several custom mods to Rickenbacker basses, many for customers, and having an eye for detail and design is a good thing to have.
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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (bassduke49) » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:12 am

aceonbass wrote:
bassduke49 wrote:And I don't know why the difference matters to some people. :roll:

One is smooth and cohesive with the body line of the lower edge of the bass, and the other one is not. Rickenbacker returned to the previous design in early 2014 for a reason. I've done several custom mods to Rickenbacker basses, many for customers, and having an eye for detail and design is a good thing to have.


And still :roll: :D
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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (Korladis) » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:37 am

henry5 wrote:
aceonbass wrote:Here are both guards side by side. I don't know how it's possible that some can't tell the difference.


Ditto. But I was an artist long before I was a musician. It still amazes me when people watch tv in the wrong aspect and can’t tell. :wink:

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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (callofcthulhu) » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm

aceonbass wrote:
bassduke49 wrote:And I don't know why the difference matters to some people. :roll:

One is smooth and cohesive with the body line of the lower edge of the bass, and the other one is not. Rickenbacker returned to the previous design in early 2014 for a reason. I've done several custom mods to Rickenbacker basses, many for customers, and having an eye for detail and design is a good thing to have.

Or, to put it another way, one is boring and uniform, the other stimulates the eye by simulating concentric motion.

Rickenbacker also started making the top horn skinnier around that time, looks kind of awkward and anemic to me.

I'm not a fan of either change, but it's just a matter of personal preference, neither is "right" or "wrong."
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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (gt40graham) » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:30 am

I too hadn't noticed this change in pick guard shape. If it were mine I would just sand the edge down to get rid of the bump, far easier and cheaper than replacing it.

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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (admin) » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 am

Another anomaly for the Rickenbacker history books. An interesting observation and a feature that if not noted might be otherwise be interpreted as an error, one off or a fake.
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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (aceonbass) » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:33 am

gt40graham wrote:I too hadn't noticed this change in pick guard shape. If it were mine I would just sand the edge down to get rid of the bump, far easier and cheaper than replacing it. Regards, Graham.

You'll spend a long time sanding. There's over 1/8" of material in some places that needs to be removed.
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Re: Pickguards from the "Ric" Boutique

Postby (cjj) » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:33 am

Unless you've got a belt sander/linisher...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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