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Rickenbacker factory tour 2011

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Rickenbacker factory tour 2011 Reply with quote

From Premier Guitar Magazine


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow. that guy couldn't sound any more excited.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post, glad I watched.

Made me take out my 330 and play it for a bit. Forgot how nice this guitar smelled.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they still have that giant cylinder? I'm curious to see the changes from the tour a couple years ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely rekindled my GAS for a 4000-series. One of my dream basses right there.

Good watch for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Nice post, glad I watched.

Made me take out my 330 and play it for a bit. Forgot how nice this guitar smelled.


Ah, they smell great. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my 330 Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i liked this video too:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed that!

The part about handworking the paint off of the binding was curiously impressive.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ankhanu wrote:
Definitely rekindled my GAS for a 4000-series. One of my dream basses right there.

Good watch for sure.


I love my 4003. It's become my favorite bass!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice..didnt even know about that long Rickenbacker history..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah if you notice Fender borrowed(stole) a lot of ideas from Rickenbacker.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The things that distinguish Rickenbacker are largely still pretty unique to them.

Rickenbackers feel very different than other guitars...compared to my Hagstrom Viking and Ovation Tornado I've always felt that my 330 was more rigid and less resonant and "alive". Not that it doesn't play good or sound good, just the feel of it is more solid. Seeing the bizarre way they scoop out the inside first and then cut the body afterwards, that might have something to do with it. Or else it's just the design with the strings so high over the body.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good watch. Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish they had made a video of their production back in the late fifties. I have a guitar made during that time and it is so well made. I think the new ones are probably more precise guitar to guitar than back then. The brown strip through the middle of the neck on my guitar looks like it is walnut, where here he says it is now redified maple. My guitar is about 53 years old and the neck has never been adjusted. It is straight as can be. Thanks West Texas Red for the tour.
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