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Author:  Murphy [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:00 am ]
Post subject:  New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Hello everyone. I went to our Regional semi-annual guitar show this past weekend in Spartanburg SC looking for a Taylor TS5. But I found a "new" 2010 RIC 660/12 that I had to have. I wasn't looking for one, nor did I think I'd ever own one. But the deal was too good to pass up.

Anyhow, I usually hang my electrics up on the wall when I'm not playing them (Acoustics I leave in the case). Just wanted to make sure this was okay? Don't know much about 12 strings and RIC necks. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
Murphy

Author:  j.alderton [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Congratulations on your "new" 660/12! That's a fine instrument, indeed.

There are varied opinions about this. Some favor cases and others the wall mounts.

I have a 330/12 and a 330/6 that I keep hung on the wall in my home, and haven't had any problems at all. I researched all the hangers to find the ones I felt were best and installed them on an inside wall, screwing them directly into the studs. I keep the room at a comfortable temperature. Where I live, the humidity is relatively stable and favorable for instruments so that's not been a problem.

I do my own set-ups and have not had to readjust the instruments since hanging them. (The main thing I appreciate about the hangers is that I find that I play them much more than I would if they were in their cases. Plus, they're really beautiful instruments to look at.)

Regardless, enjoy playing your 660/12!

Author:  Murphy [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Thanks for the quick reply J.
You've hit the nail on the head. I too will play them more when they are "out" to grab. And we took have a wall at home that resembles a Guitar Center with every model hanging up.

I hope as you've found that it will be okay to hang by the neck. I've never had a problem with my Casino, Tele, or Strat. Others are welcome to add their two cents! ;)
Murphy

Author:  Ricman [ Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

I've had all my guitars, including 4 Rics hanging on Swing String hangers for the past ten years. Not one problem with finish or neck.

Author:  Snakey [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Hi Murphy,congratulations on your new 12. I personally keep my basses in their cases but i have not heard of anyone having problems hanging them on the wall. Seek some advice for the right kind of hanger. There are plenty of knowledgeable people on this forum willing to point you in the right direction. :D

Author:  Murphy [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

I just ordered two more string swings from Amazon. I bought an extra one for my "next" RIC! I didn't know they weave a spell. :D
Murph

Author:  JohnHall [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the hanger padding. Unless it's surgical rubber or a Hercules hanger, the chances are extraordinarily good the finish will melt.

Author:  Murphy [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

JohnHall wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the hanger padding. Unless it's surgical rubber or a Hercules hanger, the chances are extraordinarily good the finish will melt.


Yep, I had heard of this happening to a friend with an old Gibson J-45. Ruined the finish. I use cut outs of black micro fiber material to put between the guitar and hanger. I didn't want to find out the hard way! ;)
Murph

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Murphy wrote:
JohnHall wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the hanger padding. Unless it's surgical rubber or a Hercules hanger, the chances are extraordinarily good the finish will melt.


Yep, I had heard of this happening to a friend with an old Gibson J-45. Ruined the finish. I use cut outs of black micro fiber material to put between the guitar and hanger. I didn't want to find out the hard way! ;)
Murph

Material placed over guitar padding that is harmful to guitar finishes will unlikely help, as the harmful gas emitted by the padding that ruins the finish can pass right through the material to the finish.

Author:  JohnHall [ Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New to RIC, and a question about hanging one up.

Murphy wrote:
I use cut outs of black micro fiber material to put between the guitar and hanger.


Sorry, but microfiber would be utterly useless for preventing plasticization- it's so porous and absorbent. Like Joey said, most cloth does very little in the way of protection.

You really need to be very sure about the hanger material. We use the Hercules hangers here because we know they are harmless and surely there are others that will work as well. But if you don't know for sure, you're well advised to replace the tubing to be sure.

Almost any shiny surfaced tubing, no matter the color, is going to be a big problem at some point.

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