Sound Affects.

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Re: Sound Affects.

Postby (fireglo67) » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:51 pm

Gorgeous guitar Brendan.

Was the pick guard broken when you received it from the shop? If so I'd be after them for a replacement as original Ric ones aren't easy to source here in the UK and they aren't cheap if you can find them.

With regards to the playabilty, using a different brand/type of string can make a massive difference.
In the end I found TI flatwounds to suit my playing style the best, though you need to be careful as using certain brands of string can invalidate the warranty on a new Ric should you encounter any trouble.

Enjoy!
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Re: Sound Affects.

Postby (Pumpkinhead) » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:31 am

Thanks Rob

Yes, the pickguard was broken in the shop but the break was so straight that I assumed it was just part of the design!

To be fair, it's probably just cosmetic - it happens all the time on Strats. It's just that I thought it was odd on a brand new guitar where, to my knowledge, no-one has had reason to take the pickguard off.

I've no playability issues, in fact it's lovely to play. It's just a question of lack of familiarity with the wider neck. I was just, rather clumsily, making the point that although the wider neck is nice in many cases, there are some occasions where the narrower, standard neck is easier to play on. On balance I think I prefer the 660 but then, I would say that :wink:

Oddly, the strings that are on it look like D'Addarios to me because of the coloured ball ends. I don't think Rickenbacker strings have this feature do they? I can't remember what they looked like on the 370 because the "R" tailpiece obscured them so I'd have had to check specifically.

I might ask Tim at Sound Affects about the pickguard, although I was trying to avoid contacting him as I think he's had a bellyful of me already over the last week or so!
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Re: Sound Affects.

Postby (Pumpkinhead) » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:53 am

Pumpkinhead wrote:I might ask Tim at Sound Affects about the pickguard, although I was trying to avoid contacting him as I think he's had a bellyful of me already over the last week or so!

Just a quick update on this one.

I contacted Tim about this yesterday and he had already seen this thread. He had already contacted Rosetti to ask for a replacement part! These are not easy to source in the UK and we'll have to wait and see when it arrives.

What I'm completely bowled over with is the level of service from Sound Affects and I'd like to publicly thank Tim once again for going the extra mile. This guitar has been a big investment and he's helped me get the guitar that was right for me.

Thanks again to Tim and all the other forum members who have helped me get my first Rickenbacker.
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Re: Sound Affects.

Postby (xpitt) » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:15 am

Reading this thread is showing that there are still shops out there providing best customer service, which is not naturally in these times. How often did you come by arrogant and incompetent sales people just trying to make the quick money not caring about the customer to be satisfied ? Great thread ! Thumbs up !
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Re: Sound Affects.

Postby (fireglo67) » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:23 am

Yay!

A happy end to the sage.

Enjoy the guitar Brendan.
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