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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:11 am 
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hi,

i had a 620, and used 10 gauge. awaiting new one, and inquired and was told they come w/10 gauge.
is this the ideal gauge for this model?

i read something about another model; (360)? short scale
needing 12-13's for proper intonation.

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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:04 am 
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i read something about another model; (360)? short scale
needing 12-13's for proper intonation.


RIC standard factory stringing on short scale models (325) is 12-54 string gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:21 am 
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The 10 set that Ric sells are ideal. That's what you will get with the guitar.

The 600 series is NOT short scale, so don't think about 12's. They are not necesssary

Alternatives you might try for more '60's sound are the Tomastic Infeld Jazz flats .10 set, which pretty well mimic what was available in that era. I have a set of these on an older 330 with the iiipopes tone mod and it's a trip back to 60's land thru a Vox amp.

If the Ric strings are not readily available in your area, and you are looking for a more modern sound, GHS Brite flats are an alternative.



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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 am 
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I use GHS Boomers, 11's on all my guitars except the 620 which I put 10's on.


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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:17 am 
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The 620 will come with 10's, as they are low tension and compressed, they might feel like they are even lighter.
More like 9's,,I left mine on and got used to them. They are really nice stings on the ear and hand

The Thomastik JS10's flat wounds are also a very good string, but lately I've favour the Rickenbacker 10's

When it comes don't be in too much of a rush to change strings, you will want to get a feel for the new guitar and the factory strings. But congratulations on getting a new Ric to replace the one you had!

Buchrob is right if you want a 60's land sound, then TI flats will help take you back there, other than that take a special 60's tablet!LOL(only kidding,''highly''not recommended)LOL

jbudweiser


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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:48 am 
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I suggest trying different gauges and brands. If I had the dough, I would.

I use .10 Elixir Polywebs (Bright sound! Nanowebs are jazzier). They last forever.

I was happy with the Ric strings that came on my 360, and they didn't rust for a long time. I find I'm more comfortable with the strings I use on every guitar, though.


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 Post subject: Re: strings for 620
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 pm 
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I would definitely say 10's are most common for 24.75" scale Rics and 12's/13's on 320s/325s.

But just a clarification about scale length. As far as I understand it, "Standard scale" is ~25.5", and anything under 25 is generally considered "Short scale". That would classify all standard Gibson and Rickenbacker models as Short scale instruments.

Once you start talking about some student guitars or models like the Fender Duo Sonic or Rickenbacker 325, they're generally referred to as "3/4 scale", although admittedly, they might more realistically be anywhere from 3/4 to 4/5 scale.


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