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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (wim) » Sun May 27, 2018 4:25 pm

Nice, have fun with it !

Looks like a humbucker/ single / single combination ?
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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (Tommy) » Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 pm

biglionfan wrote:OK, here's the one I just ordered

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Oh, my God, that's my ex-guitar! I don't want to give away the serial number as proof, but the serial number does have a 1 in it. Check it out. That's my former guitar!

The guitar was thee worst guitar ever made.
- The three pickups are fakes. No wires are attached to them.
- The wood is particle board (and there were termite trails on the inside of the guitar).
- The knobs were wired incorrectly -- when I turned them they made the lights in my house get brighter or get dimmer.
- The nut only has room for four strings.
- The pickup selector switch is made of flint and sparks every time you flick it (I had to put out fires every time I switched pickups!).

Guitar from hell so I sold it.
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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (jdogric12) » Sun May 27, 2018 11:03 pm

Tommy wrote:
biglionfan wrote:OK, here's the one I just ordered

Image

Oh, my God, that's my ex-guitar! I don't want to give away the serial number as proof, but the serial number does have a 1 in it. Check it out. That's my former guitar!

The guitar was thee worst guitar ever made.
- The three pickups are fakes. No wires are attached to them.
- The wood is particle board (and there were termite trails on the inside of the guitar).
- The knobs were wired incorrectly -- when I turned them they made the lights in my house get brighter or get dimmer.
- The nut only has room for four strings.
- The pickup selector switch is made of flint and sparks every time you flick it (I had to put out fires every time I switched pickups!).

Guitar from hell so I sold it.


Are you serious Tommy?
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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (jps) » Mon May 28, 2018 2:57 am

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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (Tommy) » Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 am

jdogric12 wrote:
Are you serious Tommy?

Yes. Haven't you heard that some guitars come with flint selector switches that when flicked can start fires? Ever see THE TOWERING INFERNO? That fire was started by a Rickenbacker with a flint pickup selector switch.
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Re: New Member, non-owner, need help!!

Postby (iiipopes) » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:35 pm

[Sigh!] Oh, well!

Great looking guitar. If you get tired of the neck and middle pickup sound together, you can always modify the wiring.
http://rickenbacker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7928


And don't let anybody fool you: those termite traces add immeasureable mojo to the guitar! :mrgreen:
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