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 Post subject: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:09 am 
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Are there any sources where I might be able to purchase the Rickenbacker "gold color" pickguards for my 330? I do like the white on my Jetglo but man, that gold against black just looks SO sharp on Ric guitars. I'd kinda like to try it.

As far as the truss rod covers I understand Rics policy about this to prevent fraud, just wondering if it's at all possible to obtain a gold TRC. If not, I fully understand. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:23 am 
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Try Pickguardian.They can make a gold pickguard for your 330.You can probably get a gold backed TRC from RIC,however;you'll have to surrender your original,or buy an original to send in to the factory.I see them on eBay all of the time for about $100 or so.The TRC may not match the pickguard perfectly,but will still look cool on a Jetglo guitar.There was a Jetglo 330/12 on the cover of the RIC catalog a few years ago,and it was VERY sharp! Let us know how it turns out...


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:36 am 
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You'll probably have to buy one from Ebay (or another source). Unless RIC had relaxed it's policy a bit, currently they only allow exchange for a similar TRC when you turn in at least half of your existing TRC. I'm sure John Hall will correct me if I'm in error.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:51 am 
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As far as the truss rod covers I understand Rics policy about this to prevent fraud, just wondering if it's at all possible to obtain a gold TRC. If not, I fully understand. Thanks.


Vics...The truss rod cover policy as I've heard it is you can trade in any legitimate TRC and order the style that you require. Of course, RIC customer service can give you specifics. Obtaining a new TRC is a popular topic and you'll find plenty of comments about TRC's in the Forums.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:04 am 
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Thanks for the replies so far. What I'll probably do first is to be sure I can get/trade my original TRC for a gold one. If I can then I'll go and order the gold pickguards and try those first. No sense ordering the pickguards if I can't get the TRC, right? Like I said, no complaints with the white because it does look great. But that gold on black is just KILLER!


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:55 am 
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Vics -

Once you find out, please report back here what RIC says. It would be nice to know what the exact current TRC policy is.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:51 pm 
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I asked the same kind of question here ( http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum_view_ ... %20a%20360 ).

I included a link to a real cool 360 ( http://www.pickofthericks.com/2005_36012vpjg_32140.htm )

I have a 360MG and kept the white, but the gold does look sharp.
Good luck


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
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You can only trade gold for gold, also noting that gold is produced for only a few models anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:04 am 
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Did'nt see your post, Mr. Hall, as I just wrote to your customet service about an hour ago. No problem, as I understand your policy. Well, maybe I'll still try ordering the pickguards form another source (can't cost all that much) and if I like it maybe I'll try my hand at finding a suitable gold material and fashion a TRC myself. I'm pretty handy with tools. Granted it won't have the Rickenbacker name on it, but it will complete the picture, so to say.

Thanks anyway, Mr. Hall.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold pickguards and TRC for 330?
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You can only trade gold for gold, also noting that gold is produced for only a few models anyway.


Can you trade black w/gold lettering for gold w/black lettering?


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