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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by DeMelo, Nov 4, 2019.
Pretty nice, Freddairy
I have a 620/6 identical to yours OP.
Love it, really rocks on stuff like Tom Petty (Free Falling, American Girl etc) and Travelling Wilburys (Handle with care, End of the line etc).
When other people play them, sure.
I've never gotten to play one, but I always loved one in the hands of Peter Buck (of R.E.M.).
Never played one and actually never been inclined to play/own a Rick
But it did have a great influence in music I suppose, just not "my thing" I guess
I love them in indie/psychedelic projects like Tame Impala
As a pro guitar player back in the days I had to have one for a few tracks or the classic jangle thing.
As much as I am in love with mine, I have to agree with some complaints. My 12 is a real pain to play. Guys at the headquarters took 50 years to listen to players complaining about the skinny necks. They wouldn’t sell me a tailpiece when mine exploded TWO times because of crappy pot-metal - had to crawl through comprehensive dealers and mailing lists to get one; they sued a new, fresh boutique pickup company when I bought a couple replacement toasters etc etc etc. They are stuck in ultra-conservative opinions and business, and to me it doesn’t benefit them at all. My 2$
That being said...I am in love forever.
Mine busted, it's been almost a decade, and I can't be bothered to do anything about it.
Should you ever decide to repair it, do not get the R tailpiece combo (2 pieces, too much tension, crap metal). Take a one-piece stopbar..
6 or 12?
I never liked 12 string electrics
They have a great sound. I'd love to have one, but I can't justify adding one at this time, or in the mid term foreseeable future.
No, I never cared for them...
i.e. "too many"
At least on mine it's the cheap part that broke. Last time I checked the hook end was $25 from Ric, as opposed to $150+ for the "R" part.
'course as soon as I fix the hook and string it up, the other half will break...
On most Rics that plate under the bridge needs to be moved about 3/16" further away from the nut to get the guitar to intonate correctly with a usable range on the bridge saddles.
This is exactly what happened to mine !!!
At least it's the tailpieces that break in Ricks, and mostly in 12 stringers... Look at the bright side: they could be Gibsons. Those love to break at the headstock
My friend Dan Peek liked Rickenbacker's and recorded with them including a 12-String. Here is Dan working out on a Rickenbacker slide with a tasty solo;