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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:38 am 
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I thought of a cool idea a long time ago for the R tailpiece: Drop in string loading:

It goes like this:

-Slots accessed from the top, raather than underneath

-The slots would be covered by a snap on/press fit cover that's the same shape as the smooth chrome part of the tailpiece is now, so that the visible cosmetic appearance of the "new" R tailpiece would be indistinguishable form the original style.

What do you think Mr. Hall? Would that also require a new 40k jig, or is that doable with the existing tooling? I've considered taking one of my "R" tailpieces to a custom metalworker to see if I could have it altered, but I'm afraid of ruining the part.


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:22 am 
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What would keep the cover from rattling?


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:33 am 
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could have a sort of felt or rubber seal around the perimeter, but not visible?


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:54 am 
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Here what I want Ric to make-a FG 350 with a 660 neck, 2 high gains for the neck and middle and a Ric HB-1 in the bridge postion with separate volume knobs for each pickup and a master tone knob, and a folk size acoustic with a cutaway and a 730L neck.


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:54 pm 
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What would keep the cover from rattling?


The press fit itself would keep the cover from rattling. The "ashtray" bridge cover for my vintage strat is perss fit, and is much larger, and does not rattle. I also have snug fitting press fit bridge covers for my Vox guitars. In any case, I'm sure the superb craftsmen at Rickenbacker would be able to make it work.


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:14 am 
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How about a pickup option for the Jazzbo model?


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:18 pm 
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How about a pickup option for the Jazzbo model?

This would be easy to introduce. Therefore RIC doesn´t accept orders on the 700 series, you could offer hundrets of several options, at least the don´t build ´em anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:27 am 
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I've always thought a solid-body 350 with humbuckers would be awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:25 pm 
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I've always thought a solid-body 350 with humbuckers would be awesome.

The closest one to this was the not so popoular "Laguna"...
(if it hadn´t that "walnut finish"...maybe more "classic look" but "high tech interior" the things had turned out different...)

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 Post subject: Re: What I want Rickenbacker to invent
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:38 am 
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I've always thought a solid-body 350 with humbuckers would be awesome.

The closest one to this was the not so popoular "Laguna"...
(if it hadn´t that "walnut finish"...maybe more "classic look" but "high tech interior" the things had turned out different...)


Yeah, but was the Laguna hollow body or solid? Plus it's not a body shape that I'd buy. I love the way 350's look, but they are hollow body, and so the gobs and gobs of distortion we use on guitar in my band (even though my primary instrument is bass, I sometimes contribute a rhythm guitar track) would be a problem. I know Rickenbacker makes solid bodies too, but I don't like the shape of the 600's nearly as much as the 350.


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