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A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (Jimmy-Jim-Jim) » Thu May 27, 2010 9:35 am

I was in one of the London guitar shops chatting about guitars with the man and I mentioned I was from Edinburgh, and he went 'Ah! now I get it - Edinburgh, Edinburgh-Glasgow, Glasgow Rickenbacker thing'. Question is. Is there a Glasgow Rickenbacker thing?
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (cjj) » Thu May 27, 2010 9:39 am

Well, there's Scotty...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (longhouse) » Thu May 27, 2010 10:27 am

Pict of the Ricks
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (scotty) » Thu May 27, 2010 10:32 am

cjj wrote:Well, there's Scotty...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
I dunno? is there? :? Maybe at my house.
What shop were you in was it peter cooks?
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (8mileshigher) » Thu May 27, 2010 6:10 pm

Scotty, have you got some sort of mysterious, conspiracy going on over there :?:
Cornering the market :?: :mrgreen:
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (Pumpkinhead) » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:01 pm

I've always assumed that there must be something in the water up there (Laguvalin?) with that whole West-Coast, power pop thing and maybe that's where the Rickenbacker connection comes in?

I suppose when it boils down to it I can only think of early Primal Scream, Cosmic Rough Riders and (my personal favourites) Teenage Fanclub (although there are quite a few lesser known offshoots who I keep meaning to explore, e.g. "Primary 5"). As far as I'm aware, the Fanclub have never used Rickenbackers (not that I've seen) Which probably makes them the most jangly guitar band never to use a Ric!
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (winston) » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:11 pm

longhouse wrote:Pict of the Ricks



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (paologregorio) » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:06 pm

longhouse wrote:Pict of the Ricks

Har Har! :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (scotty) » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:50 pm

What are you like........... :lol:
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (longhouse) » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:57 pm

Pumpkinhead wrote:I've always assumed that there must be something in the water up there (Laguvalin?)


mmm, Lagavulin is one of the best
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (scotty) » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:56 am

Pumpkinhead wrote: As far as I'm aware, the Fanclub have never used Rickenbackers (not that I've seen) Which probably makes them the most jangly guitar band never to use a Ric!

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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (Pumpkinhead) » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:02 am

Err... that'll be me "pwned" then (or whatever it is that they say to indicate utter humiliation these days).

I was basing my sweeping generalisation on the few times I'd seen them live. I can't recall them using any 12 string at the gigs so maybe my memory is fugged with one too many light ales.

Still, always nice to hear anything from Songs from Northern Britain - one of the great albums of the last 20 years.
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (scotty) » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:07 pm

Not at all Brendan We all learn something new everyday thats the spice of life. :D Songs from Northern Britain is one of my all time favorite LPs.
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (kitchnine) » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:39 am

It must be true Im in Edinburgh got my first Rick in 1976,
A basement shop in Edinburgh's George Street called Stage Music £160 a 1964 f hole Rose Morris
Was I complete aged 22
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Re: A Glasgow Rickenbacker Thing

Postby (scotty) » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:24 am

Welcome Brian we would love to see a photo of that guitar.
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