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Any particular love for Rickenbackers?

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  1. DeMelo

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    I love my 620/6!

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    Ricky 4003 bass was, and still is, favorite bass guitar of all time!
     
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    I would love it to. Id like to get one day.
     
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    I've never seen one in the wild.
     
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    I have all the guitars that I need, but I might need a Rick someday. That natural 620/6 is drop dead gorgeous.
     
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  6. DeMelo

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    I like it a lot.

    The "Mapleglo" finish is not exactly "natural", it sits somewhere between "natural" and "blonde". Light blonde, I'd call it.
     
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    Ive got two like John Lennon played. A 325 C58 and a 325 C 64. I like my fenders way better. John was a heck of a player to do what he did on them. That short neck is not that easy to play.
     
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    Sweet!
    Curious, is there lacquer on the fretboard and frets?
     
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    That depends a lot on your hands and style of playing. I'm a short dude with small hands, and the short neck is deliciously comfortable to me.

    I too like my Fender Strat better, but for other reasons. Rickenbackers are GREAT guitars, and the high gain pickups deliver roughly as much mojo as P-90s, only jangly. And not as gross as humbuckers.
     
  10. DeMelo

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    Yes. Most Rickenbackers have lacquered Rosewood fretboards.
     
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    Stark Still an idiot Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Man, those 620s look so great. One of the coolest designs ever. Unfortunately, I just can't get along with Rickenbacker necks. I had a 330 briefly and ended up selling it because it just felt unplayable.
     
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    That's a nice one! I go back and forth with Rics - never owned one, but the 620/6 is the one I would get as well. Love the mapleglo finish.
     
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    That’s new to me.
     
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    Never had the opportunity to play one.
     
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    The tailpiece on my 610-12 exploded. It's been almost a decade and I still can't be bothered to do anything about it.
     
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    Love the Ric basses.

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    Should probably buy a 6 string at some point. Though I did build a clone.

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    I like the 620 series, everything else has a fingerboard width that is too cramped for my hands.
     
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    From a local guitar show this weekend: https://imgur.com/gallery/Id4HvFE#2SwqfsP

    Three like new from a time capsule Rickenbackers.

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    Two 1966s. The serial numbers are like 10 digits apart.

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    Checkers anyone?

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    I think they are really cool:) but they are out of my budget range:(
     
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