Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

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Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (admin) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:54 am

One of my favourite Rickenbacker photos over the years was one a 1999 380 Laguna PZ Walnut
submitted years ago by Eric Geskus.

My memory is that Eric was from Holland. Do any of the Netherlands' members recognize the guitar or Eric's name?

I would be interested in any update on this Model 380.

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I would be interested in your favourite Rickenbacker photo from the Netherlands.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (berth) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:26 am

With a little googling I found info about Eric's band and a picture of him with the Rick. I mailed the bands email adress. Hopefully Eric himself can tell himself how his guitar is doing at the moment.

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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (admin) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:36 pm

Thanks, Bert. I hope he joins us.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (berth) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:52 pm

admin wrote:Thanks, Bert. I hope he joins us.


Would be nice to catch a Dutch Guitarist for once. ;-) I know of several Dutch Rickenbacker bass players who occassionaly post on this forum. But guitarists......? Perhaps I never see them because I don't look in the guitar section that often... ;-)
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (berth) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:09 pm

admin wrote:I would be interested in your favourite Rickenbacker photo from the Netherlands.


I dont really have a favorite Dutch Rickenbacker photo unless they are of my own instruments ;-) , so did a little searching to find pictures of Dutch bands I like with Rickenbackers.

Carol of Bettie Serveert:

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Bartman of Peter Pan Speedrock :

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My own favorite Dutch (this picture was taken less than 1 km away from Central Station Amsterdam) picture of the moment:

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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Urkie) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:50 pm

I imported my 380L-PZ in 1999 from a shop in Wichita Kansas. A friend of mine helped me with the purchase (I no longer have his contact details -anybody knows Don Zimmerman?). This model has only been in production for a few years. I have been offered big money for it already. The guitar is by far the best instrument I have (among a Gibson and a Fender).
The 2 humbuckers are so noiseless, I have never come across something like it. The sound of the humbuckers is not as thick as a PAF pickup but quite some heavier than the HB1 humbuckers from Ric. Probably because they are goldplated, I just don't know.
I use the guitar a lot as it has 6 piezo pickups under the saddles as well. Hence I can do metal like riffs and quickly change to an acoustic sound if needed.
Due to the pickups, I can put as much gain in the amp as I like, the guitar will cope with it. Just great!

I used to play on a 340, which I sold to a friend of mine. The 380 however has a totally different neck. Pretty bulky.
I'm holding a big lump of wood while playing where the older 340 had a very slim neck.

I modified the wiring of the humbucker-piezo balance control. I asked Ric why they wired it the way they did and I got the answer that they had discussions there about the subject and then decided to make it as it is.
I also had a specialist lowering the frets as they were just too high above the neck. Probably because Ric usually have a lot of glossy paint on the neck which rises it in comparisson with the frets. It was detuning too much by just squeezing the neck. It's great now. The gold plating starts to wear but the total still looks awesome.
The wood is just oiled without any other finish. Amazing piece to have. I am proudly playing it.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (berth) » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:04 pm

Welcome Eric. Thanks for your story. May I invite you to visit other parts of this forum as well? There is a lot to talk and to learn about Rickenbackers on the RickResourceForum.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (admin) » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:20 pm

Eric: I no sooner mention your name and you appear in a heart beat. Thanks for your comments about the 380L. I am pleased to see that it continues to provide you with the tone you sought out a few years ago.

Please fill us in on your group, too.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Chris P) » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:18 am

I guess Bart of Peter Pan Speedrock will be one of the more famous Dutch Rickenbacker players. And the singer of Bettie Serveert isn't named Bettie but Carol van Dijk:)

Other nice Dutch Rickenbacker bands:

The Madd. The singer/guitarplayer plays a righthanded 360 upside down! He removed all the controls:)

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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Chris P) » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:31 am

Anne Soldaat and Jelle Paulusma of Daryll-Ann both played 330s and 360s in that band. Both are solo now. Anne still plays a Rick once in a while in his new band Do-The-Undo and I believe Jelle sold his Ricks.
I can't find any pics at the moment.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Chris P) » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:20 am

I found a pic of myself tuning a Rickenbacker 330. I was guitar roadie while Dutch indieband Supersub had a CD releaseparty (their last CD Mighty Baby) at the famous Paradis0 club in Holland. It was nice to hand guitars onstage in front of a sold out venue. This is a lot of years ago. Bad hairyear.

This 330 belonged to Felix Maginn who now has a lot of succes with his band Moke. They did a European tour with Paul Weller, they opened for Keane in Germany and they sell out every venue in Holland. Felix is a good friend of mine.

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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Urkie) » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:27 am

I use the 380L-PZ in a rock band called BLEW-Lamoen.
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (berth) » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:12 am

Nice guitar Eric. And I see you use Dutch Koch Amplification. :)
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Re: Favourite Rickenbacker Photo - Holland

Postby (Urkie) » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:57 am

Yes, indeed, I use Koch amplifiers.
I know Dolf Koch, and I am a great fan of his work.
His amps are very well designed and very rugged, apart from the fact that they sound just as I like it.
My daughter, who plays in a hard rock band, uses Koch too.
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