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 Post subject: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:26 am 
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does anybody in the forum have a convertible comb 12 string Rick (336/12, 366/12, 456/12)? or at least material on them to share? (pics, videos etc...)

have only seen pictures around of these models and one video on youtube (but the 12 strings are always on)...did the idea work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbrWHylZrI


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Howdy,

I have the 456/12. It is a 1967 model and it is my first Rickenbacker. The idea was unique at the time. As a 12 string guitar it is a true Rickenbacker. With the comb in place for a 6 string, it was not the best, but it served it's purpose. I still use mine as a 12 string and I use a 330 for my 6 string.

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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:07 pm 
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There used to be a video on YouTube of a guy demoing the 6 and 12 string features of a Converter model, dunno where it went.


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Here's a Rickenbacker promotional photo of the convertible guitars:

http://www.rickenbacker.com/gallery_ima ... _year=1967


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:20 am 
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thanks for the info...it would be great to watch a video demoing 6 and 12 strings convertible Ricks as I still don't get, even with the comb, how can the 6 strings that get pulled away stay totally muted since they are pressed on the fretboard...BTW there are a couple of convertibles on ebay right now...


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:24 am 
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flyingeagle wrote:
Howdy,

I have the 456/12. It is a 1967 model and it is my first Rickenbacker. The idea was unique at the time. As a 12 string guitar it is a true Rickenbacker. With the comb in place for a 6 string, it was not the best, but it served it's purpose. I still use mine as a 12 string and I use a 330 for my 6 string.

Steve


Hi Steve...it would be great if you could spare some time to record and post a video of yours... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:14 pm 
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flyingeagle wrote:
I have the 456/12. It is a 1967 model and it is my first Rickenbacker.


I remember seeing a performance by The Searchers in the late 70's and Mike Pender played a Mapleglo 456/12.


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:37 pm 
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You'll find even more about convertibles on the RickResource forum. I had the opportunity to purchase one about 20 years ago. Thanks, but I passed.


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:22 am 
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I re-up the thread because finally a youtube video has appeared.



it seems to work pretty well uh?! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Convertible Comb 12 String Rickenbackers
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:30 pm 
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The comb seems obtrusive, the guitar with that amp and the touch of delay sounds superb.

The comb contraption is cool, and that's a real show piece guitar that sounds great to boot.
What a fantastic collectors guitar, lucky those that purchased one back in the day, sure it would cost an arm a a leg in today's market.


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