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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject: Rickenbacker 230 Reply with quote

I bought this today(online) 1988 Rickenbacker 230 in like new condition. I am so excite!

The pickups and electronics are unique to this guitar. Here is some info about the Rickenbacker 200 series (Link)











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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

REDDISH, MINI BUCKERS I LIKE
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa! What color do they call that in Ric terms--Fire Glo?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A super-ric? Thats kinda neat
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I think called this color was just called "Red" but this one has black trim and black hardware. It also has active electronics.Pickups plug into this circuit board.





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd probably have to see one/play one in person to understand.

Sure does look quality though. Congrats!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really weird. Pretty rad, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the posts. I found out that the pickups on this guitar are actually some kind of "hum cancelling" single coils.

according to John Hall:

"Most single coil pickups have a single polepiece in the middle of the coil, but these have the magnet at the middle (acting as one pole) and two more strip polepieces along the outer edges, completing the magnetic loop. That way there are two main sensor windows, lying along the edges of the pickup. Any hum will likely cross the entire coil, but each side of the coil is out of phase, causing it to be cancelled."

Apparently 1988 was the last year they put these pickups in the 200 Series guitars. In 1989 they were replaced with double coil mini humbucker.

Hall said

"We went with a more conventional humbucking deisgn, mainly because people also like to be able to hot-rod with coil-splitting and phase reversal tricks."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only in the 80s
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does it sound??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't gotten it yet. Here is a video with the 230GF although,I think that has the double coil pickups.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! a Rick from my birth year. Good find!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Per Gessle has a Black 230

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasn't timhulio on about these a while ago?

regardless, DNW.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a RICKENSHREDDER!!!! RAWK
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:

Link

love joe walsh.

it took me a second to realize that he wasn't playing Steve Miller's Nobody Loves You Like the Way I Do.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
westtexasred wrote:

love joe walsh.

it took me a second to realize that he wasn't playing Steve Miller's Nobody Loves You Like the Way I Do.


Haha,I liked him when he was in The James Gang.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The yeti behind the drum set is pretty rad. I like that he uses what seem to be kick drums from a jazz set as rack toms. haha
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