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 Post subject: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Hi everyone, first things first new here so hi :)Hope everyone is cool.

I am interested in adding a tremelo to my 650 (either official or otherwise) and wondered what was involved. If anyone can point me in the easiest direction I would be very happy.


Thank you kindly, miles of smiles.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:23 am 
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Search as this has been covered a few times. The Accent vibrato is a no-new-holes replacement.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:35 am 
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had a look before (and after) posting, but cant find anything....

my bad


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:13 am 
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http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum_search.asp

Search Accent Vibrato and use match all.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:28 am 
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I don't believe that an Accent Vibrato can be installed on a 650. Installing a Hi-Tek vibrato on a 650 that didn't originally come from the factory with onw is pretty involved.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:56 am 
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Thanks, John. I should stick to basses! No one was answering his call.....


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:54 pm 
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thanks , this is helping. was trying to get a bit of info on what was involved with the fitting (does it just screw on or do you have to cut a hole into the body for a trem block etc etc).

just need to do a bit more research I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:30 am 
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You must install a Rickenbacker hi-tek-vibrato or something similar - a RIC Accent vibrato won´t do. I have a 650A with vibrato and a 650C without one and I am sure that adding a vibrato to the 650 is very complicated and it must be done by a professional luthier.

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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:19 am 
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A vibrato retrofit on a Model 650 requires extensive routing and modification to the instrument. This is definitely a job for a pro because the routing is not all perpendicular to the surface or rear of the instrument.


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 Post subject: Re: 650c Tremelo/Vibrato fitting
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:51 pm 
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thank you kindly, I guess it would just be easier to buy another (which is a shame), that'll make it 4 !!


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