Rickenbacker or Gretsch, which is the true RC Cola of guitars?

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  1. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    what's good enough for other folks aint good enough for me and my RC.






     
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    Gibson = Coke
    Fender = Pepsi
    Gretsch = Dr. Pepper
    Rickenbacker = A&W
    Ibanez = RC
    ESP = Topo Chico
    Dean = store brand
    I love Dean, but its true
     
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    I think Rickenbacker is the Dr. Pepper of the bunch. Odd name, different taste/strange look, not for everyone, but the people who love it, really seem to love it. A Dr. Pepper is a lot more affordable though.:D
     
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    ‘I remember the skateboard commercial from when I was a kid. The guy that lived behind me in Eugene Oregon worked for the RC distributor. His parents owned the bottler/distributor or whatever you call it. Their kid was a bully. Always beating the **** out of us younger kids. He was two grades ahead of me. He drove a 68 Firebird. At least he used to.

    One night, me, and some of the other kids that he used to beat mercilessly got together and did a number on his car. The next day we called his house around noon, and had his mother wake him. He had been out partying the night before. We told him to go check his car. He was mad as hell, and we just laughed. The funny thing was he had to drive it like that until he got it fixed. He had to drive it full of dents to school. He had been in trouble with the police many times that year due to beating people up. His folks were tired of his ****, and they made him drive it like that. Ah, the good ole days lol.
     
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    I think Epiphone should be somewhere in there. And if we're talking solidbodies, Fender is arguably the original Cola ;D
     
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    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    I have to agree that, when it come to rock and roll, Fender = Coca-Cola while Gibson = Pepsi.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    Need a Moon Pie with that RC
     
  9. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    exhibit a:
     
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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    that's how it works. the only way, i'm pretty sure.
     
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    I never thought I'd be so offended by a list comparing guitar companies to sodas, but damn. Saying Fender = Pepsi fills me with disdain. Pepsi is what you get shafted with when they don't have Coke. I want to say Fender is Coke and Gibson is Pepsi, but then I don't want to even do that to Gibson. I want to say Gibson is Dr. Pepper, but that stuff is kind of regional. It's a staple where I'm from, but not everywhere.
     
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    i always forget they exist.
     
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    all of this started for me with the pronounced similarities of Rick and RC - just so you know my bias.
     
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    see, i've always hated Coke, preferred Pepsi. Pepsi was hippie headbands, Coke was aviators and a GTO.

    but i did give the three individualistic soft drinks a shot..
    RC - meh
    Dr Pepper (Be a Pepper!) - or cherry coke, as it turns out.
    and of course, The Un-cola. 7 Up.

    now its unflavored fizzy water for me...

    I made my own solidbodies... and i have a sort of thing for old Ibanez acoustics.
     
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    Dean..., Mellow Yellow?
     
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    I recall these. I felt that RC was trying to move in on my turf. It was always Coke a Cola in my neighborhood.
     
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    If Fender = Pepsi, then Squier, Jackson, Gretsch, Charvel, and Guild are Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7-up, and Aquafina.

    And Gibson = Coke, while Epiphone, Maestro, Kramer, Steinberger, and Tobias are Fanta, Sprite, Powerade, Minute Maid, and Barqs.

    RC Cola is made by Keurig Dr. Pepper, which also owns Green Mountain Coffee, Keurig, Dr. Pepper, Sun Drop, and Snapple. Perhaps equivalent is Cort, which makes Cort, Ibanez, and Parkwood guitars as well as actually building guitars that are branded Squier and G&L.

    Rickenbacker is independent, not part of a bigger conglomeration. That makes it more equivalent to Jones Soda, perhaps.
     
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    To the point.., Gretch.
     
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    I see what you guys mean, but Gibson is older than Fender. I wasnt talking about just solid bodies. I meant no offense though, its just a funny comparison. Lol. And for what its worth, Id prefer a Pepsi over a Coke any day. Haha. Im more of a Gibson guy though. When I think of old rock and roll, Gibson is the first thing to pop into my mind, when it comes to surf though, Fender comes to mind first. But yeah, my fridge is full of Pepsi
     
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