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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:38 pm 
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1937...Doc Kauffman's Vibrola Spanish Guitar is introduced by Rickenbacker.
2002...Rickenbacker ships model 325C58 featuring a VIB-ROLA
created by Doc all those years ago. The Rickenbacker legend lives on. And the guitars just keep on coming!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:30 pm 
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Wasn't the Vibrola GUITAR the one with the rotating sustain unit at the bridge ? ? ?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:01 pm 
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No, it was Doc's invention using a sewing machine motor mounted inside the body of the guitar that rotated the vibrato arm up and down and with a foot operated Rhe0stat to controll the speed of the Vibrato arm.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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by the way . . . I saw a picture on one of the Chet Atkins sites the other day of him playing a Martin archtop acoustic with a Kauffman Vibrola. Looked kinda funky seeing a vibrato on a non-electric guitar.

Was an old picture, cuz he sure looked young . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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Here's one most of ya never heard of . . .

Jimmy Bryant . . . A Rock-a-Billy player who was once noted to be the FASTEST guitar player in the world ! ! !


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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Does anyone know if The Guess Who used a Rickenbacker on its 1965 hit "Shakin' All Over"? Kind of has that sound.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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On the Guess Who song Shakin All Over it was
played on a Gretsch. How about Jean Toos Thielmans
you don't here much about him today. Is he still
with us maybe Mr Hall would know.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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On the Guess Who song Shakin All Over it was
played on a Gretsch. How about Jean Toos Thielmans
you don't here much about him today. Is he still
with us maybe Mr Hall would know.
Lou D
He's in his mid 80's . . .

Did dates here in the US last year . . .

and What doya know . . . Dates NEXT MONTH here in the US ! ! !


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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I was talking with an oldtimer in his 90's the other day who was a session drummer in LA back in the 40's through 70's, who used to come in the music store where I worked in the mid 70's and later owned an interest in the late 80's . . .

His body's old, but his mind is as sharp as a tack. He told me that his grandson has been jamming with all kinds of other musicians he'd met on the Internet. We somehow got on the subject of electric guitars, and when they began to be accepted in orchestras and recording.

I told him that the Internet has made the world a much smaller place where forums such as this, open up many ideas to discussion. Having mentioned this site's forums, he brought up Perry Botkin who was probably the most in demand session guitar, banjo and mandolin player during the 30's 40's and 50's, as we were discussing instrument manufacturers still in business today. Being we were discussing Rickenbacker, he said that Botkin was one of the first to play an electrically amplified Rickenbacker guitar outfit. Other than George Beachump, he may have been one of the first, other than Les Paul to play electric and a Rickenbacker . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone think of some ol' time RIC Players ? ? ?
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Beg Your Pardon: I believe Doc Kaufmann was the 1st to play Electric Amplified Guitars in the early 1930's with various bands in So. California. Doc was instrumental in the development of electric fretted instruments back then and the inventor of the vibrola/whammy bar gizzmo that eventually became Freddie Taveras and Leo Fenders claim to fame.


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