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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:21 pm

Anyway, if anyone figures out anything wrong in the pictures (especially pots, caps and pups) I’ll be glad to hear it! Thanks! Oh
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (wim) » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:28 pm

If you feel uncomfortable with it, resolder it using the schematics on the Ric corporate site.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:45 pm

wim wrote:If you feel uncomfortable with it, resolder it using the schematics on the Ric corporate site.
You've got 615 questions left



Hahaha great one! :lol:

Anyway my main preoccupation was to be sure the guitar itself was legit and ok.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (wim) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:35 am

I think it's legit. Most rickenfakers are 330 or 360 models anyway
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:16 am

Yeap, never heard of or seen a counterfeit 620, not even a picture
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (jps) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:53 am

Sérgio wrote:Yeap, never heard of or seen a counterfeit 620, not even a picture

Does this 620 in Ruby look legit? :wink:

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Re: 620 questions

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Re: 620 questions

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:13 pm

fugly!
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Man, those are SO ugly that I don't think that anyone who has actually seen a real Rickenbacker would mistake them for legit guitars.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:19 pm

BTW, do your own 620s sound thicker and with a bit more mid range than, say, a classic SSS strat?

I am mainly a Fender Strat player and I get that impression.

The Fender has a clear treble that just can't be beaten, but the Ric sounds thicker, less shrill and with more "body", maybe because the High Gains are hotter than the average Fender SC.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:35 am

Depends what you mean - Fender Strat SSS 2 & 4 are super thin (and classic!). 1/3/5 positions have more punch than 2/4, and then the Rick will have possibly a little more punch and sustain due to the through neck.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:27 pm

That’s for sure, it sustains deliciously
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (doctorwho) » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:45 am

I think that I have a picture of a modern-era 620 control set-up (back of the pick guard). I'll see if I can find it and post it, it might help.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (doctorwho) » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:45 pm

Sorry for it taking so long, but, for the record, here are a couple of pictures of a modern-era 620 wiring harness (no pickup connections).

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I do have one with the pickups connected, but I woud need to resize it.
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Re: 620 questions

Postby (Sérgio) » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:09 pm

Cool! Thanks!
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