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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:38 pm 
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Does RIC actually make their own strings?


Rickenbacker doesn't manufacture their own strings. The strings are produced by another company for RIC.


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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
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Does RIC actually make their own strings? this would be quite uncommon, usually a major string company such as Ernie Ball, D'addario, Elixir, etc,, makes them to the guitar manufacturers specs.
Even Elixir doesn't make their own strings- they only coat and package them.

In any case, this has nothing to do with us and is the seller's idea of a set for a Rickenbacker guitar. We may have to have a conversation with them regarding the gauging but they certainly won't hurt the guitar. Elixirs aren't bad strings either, given that the underlying maker is on our "preferred" list.


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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
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Does RIC actually make their own strings? this would be quite uncommon, usually a major string company such as Ernie Ball, D'addario, Elixir, etc,, makes them to the guitar manufacturers specs.
Even Elixir doesn't make their own strings- they only coat and package them.

In any case, this has nothing to do with us and is the seller's idea of a set for a Rickenbacker guitar. We may have to have a conversation with them regarding the gauging but they certainly won't hurt the guitar. Elixirs aren't bad strings either, given that the underlying maker is on our "preferred" list.


So Mr. Hall, for all of us here who may not have the knowledge or haven't read anything like this on previous posts, what exactly are the preferred guitar and bass strings for Rics? If we are not able to get Ric strings for any reason, what does Ric prefer we should use in place of factory-installed ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
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I have been using Elixir Nanoweb Lights on my Larrivee L05 for years. They now have a Phosphor Bronze set of nanos which are terrific (just got four months out of the last set). But I had never seen this specific "Ric" set before.

Now that I look at the ad again, Elixir acoustic sets are in the pink package whereas the electric sets are in green. What kind of market would they have for supplying special strings to Ric acoustic owners? How many Ric acoustics are out there and do they make up a marketable demographic? Hmm.... perhaps they'll make a special set for us Linda Manzer acoustic owners (me and Bruce Cockburn... me in my dreams of course)... dozens of satisfied customers!


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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
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Can't speak for all Rics, but for the 325s I've found a home with Thomastik-Infeld Jazz-Swing flats. In fact, they've made such an impression on me I now have them on all my "Beatles" guitars--the Rics, the J-160 and the Casino.

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 Post subject: Re: Elixir Strings specially made for a RIC?
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:56 am 
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I use Elixers on my Taylor 410CE.
I use RIC or Thomastik-Infeld on my RIC 730-12L.
After trying some other string brands, I use RIC strings on all my other Rickenbacker guitars (except on one of my 360s I have flatwounds on - using the three-sided three-dimensionally named brand).

If your dealer doesn't have them, you can order them from RIC online direct.


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