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Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:49 pm
by Tube_Fan
Interesting. I wonder how it sounds.

Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana guitar.
https://imgur.com/gallery/fWiWT

Combo 800 used here:
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild 1968 Video Sound HQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLhpXUtxS1c

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:37 am
by admin
Thanks John. Quite a transition from Hannah Montana.

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:48 pm
by Tube_Fan

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:02 pm
by Tube_Fan
1936 Rickenbacker Horseshoe test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdOR3uWyCGw

Horseshoe pickup touch sensitivity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi92-eD67_M

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:07 pm
by Tube_Fan
Looking around the net, I found some links that say that Steppenwolf used Transonic 200 amps.
You can see a fuzz effect in this Transonic preamp http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/transonic_preamp.pdf
http://www.rickenbacker.com/service_sol ... matics.asp

More fuzz effects http://schems.com/Schematics/Fuzz%20and ... s/?C=N;O=D

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 pm
by Tele295
That’s a good lookin’ guitar, especially that shade of blue. How does it sound?

Re: Mini Rickenbacker Combo 800 built from Hannah Montana gu

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:50 am
by Dom
Ha ha, I know that dude! I forgot how small it looked with that little neck on there. I've got a 25" 24 fret one on there now. I love the way it sounds...very very full, commanding and massive. I strung it with the low from a 7 string set. I used a the David Feet Rodgers tuning in D for da kine but recently went with CGDGBD. It is a nice slide friendly mix of bass & guitar.

Neck is a HiGain and bridge is the 1971 "no-shoe" HiGain transitional steel pickup they used after ditching the horseshoes. The "no shoe" sounds great but is lower in output than the neck HiGain.

The color is Ford Cayman BlueGreen which I painted my 69 Blazer back in 95...also seen on '90's Ford Explorers & Escorts. Duplicolor rattle can. I made the paint craze so it looks lived in. I may switch the 800 body for the 850 body I did once I get that one resprayed in 1958 GM Royal Turquoise.