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 Post subject: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:45 am 
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Hi,

Rickenbacker amps aren't easy to come by nowadays, have they, or are they gonna make reissues, or new amps? I think they should, anybody agree with me?


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:59 am 
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RIC amp re-issues? I would say "no" would be the perfect answer!
Should they? I honestly don't think that'd be a viable proposition.
And then there's the backlog on guitar orders.....



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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Not as far as I know, if John Hall's posts in the past are anything to go by.

It wouldn't make much sense, either. They already are at maximum capacity just making instruments.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:15 am 
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Gearing up for amp production would have to be a complete other business.

Can't have the folks sanding guitars dashing across the aisle to finish the plywood cabinet for an amp, can we?

Would best be subcontracted to a reliable third party, such as is done with the acoustics, or an entirely new factory would have to be added.

There's probably still some room in the boutique amp category to accommodate Ric, but I don't know that their amps ever had the following that the stringed instruments did.

Why bet a portion of the financial future of a very successful boutique company on an off-side venture that was scuttled once before?





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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
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Not going to happen. It only took 60 years of amp making for us to learn that you just can't compete with amps made in Asia or with prison labor or other state subsidy.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
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I think we'll all be a lot happier if RIC focuses their staff on instrument building/backlog elimination. I don't think it would be a problem for some people to build their own remakes of well-known RIC amps.

Prison labor building amplifiers? That's a spooky thought.



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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
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Prison labor building amplifiers? That's a spooky thought.



It might help to give the amp's a "killer tone" though?


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
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Haha, nice... yes, let the boys in marketing spin it...


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Amp Reissue? (Maybe, Mr Hall?)
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:13 am 
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Theres a rick amp on ebay for £350 here in england


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