And in the end ...

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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (JakeK) » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:26 am

stringsncords wrote:That CW/12 is Amazing, Jake. Is it a high production number?

I'm fortunate enough to have # 500 - a CW/12 - and the grain is very similar to yours.


#161 of 500, made 5/9/2000
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (sir_andrew_of_left_coast) » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:13 pm

admin wrote:So let's hear it! What Rickenbackers did you keep and why?


Burglary thinned my herd. :(

I got a 660 last year and a 480XC this month. Those 2 are all I need. They are my "keepers." Especially that 480! The "XC" is SEXY. 8)

And I still have an old Combo 800 as my "museum" piece. :wink:
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:24 am

sir_andrew_of_left_coast wrote:
admin wrote:So let's hear it! What Rickenbackers did you keep and why?


Burglary thinned my herd. :(

I got a 660 last year and a 480XC this month. Those 2 are all I need. They are my "keepers." Especially that 480! The "XC" is SEXY. 8)

And I still have an old Combo 800 as my "museum" piece. :wink:



Very sorry to hear about the theft. But excited about the 480XC. I have a JG one coming. Can't wait.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (sir_andrew_of_left_coast) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:10 pm

jdogric12 wrote:I have a JG one coming. Can't wait.


I hope you get it soon.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (teeder) » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:12 am

I've had a couple through the years, but I'm down to just 2 Ricks at the moment. My '69 4001 and a customized V63. I really love the '69 and it's as close to the "one" as I've had. The V63 just isn't doing it for me and will probably be going down the road at some point.
Honestly, I just don't play bass anymore and really prefer to play acoustic.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (admin) » Wed May 05, 2021 12:30 pm

Kevin, how is it that the V63 doesn't quite measure up?
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (soundmasterg) » Wed May 12, 2021 11:21 pm

I've still got 3 Rickenbackers, and one copy I made for myself. I've sold two RICs in my lifetime.

Still have:
BBR 350V63 with toasters
BBR 330/12 with toasters
1989 230 - my first guitar, originally red, but black over the top when I got it used. Refinished in Blue Boy in 2007. Will never sell.

Sold:
1973 4001 fireglo, high gains
BBR 360/6 - had high gains, needed money for school. I'll get another 360 some day.

Copy:
A copy I made for myself of my former 4001 before I sold it. I made this one with no binding, walnut wings, and a different style truss rod to make it different from anything RIC ever made. It plays and sounds very nice and plays much better than my 73 ever did. I'll never sell it.

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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (andyenobs) » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:42 pm

My first Rick was a TP Ltd Edition new in 1991. Silly me sold it in 2016 for double what I paid. It would be 4X the original price now or even more. I then bought a new 330/12 Walnut but couldn't get on with the neck width and traded it in for a 12 string Taylor acoustic. I then bought a new old 330/6 but for ever what reason the neck just seemed to get sticky however much I cleaned it so again traded it in. My keepers are a 360/6 Walnut I bought from a dealer in Italy as new last year but it was made in 2015, a 660/6 MG I bought second hand in excellent condition (my favourite) and a 2018 660/12 MG which I bought new in 2019. I will not sell any of them, I love them all and don't believe all that tosh about the 660/12 not sounding right. They are great.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (lumgimfong) » Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:50 am

I keep my 4003.
I paid $1550 NEW in 2016 for the 4003, iirc.
It’s my first n only Ric.
The only other Ric I would ever buy would be a 4004 or a Ric short scale.
But prices are crazy high right now so I just hang on to the 4003.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:16 am

Things can't be too bad if there's a Rickenbacker around. Brightens one's day.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (fatcat) » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:53 am

Yesterday, I mailed away my last Ric, so I now have none.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (Kingbreaker) » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:59 pm

At one point in 2004 or so I had an MG 330 and a Monty Brown 660/12. Ended up going a completely different direction and sold both to fund non-guitar music purchases.

I picked up a 360 MG in 2012 and will never, ever sell it. It's my therapy, even though I gig out with other things (Irish traditional music on flute and uilleann pipes.) I also have a 4004 MG that I like but isn't my soul mate. I need a tech to check some of the electronics because I think some of the soldering has gone bad. It's a beautiful instrument though.

Coming back to the forum because I am jonesing for a wide-neck 12 string again. I can't believe I sold that 660/12. I am a much better player now and would appreciate it more.
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Re: And in the end ...

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:52 pm

fatcat wrote:Yesterday, I mailed away my last Ric, so I now have none.


That sounds as though it may have been a tough decision to make.
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