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 Post subject: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:00 am 
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Does anyone know anything about the 660/6....I can't see much on the forum and couldn't get anything on youtube :( ...What does it sound like? How does it compare to the 300 Series? Has it got that distinctive Rickenbacker Chime?
The reason I'm interested is because if I can't adapt to the thin 330 and 360 neck then I'm hoping that this would be a suitable alternative...( the 660/12 is nice but its the 6 string I'm interested in )


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:48 pm 
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I think the best way to look at the 660 is to think of it as a 620 with a wider neck which basicly is what it is and with the added bonus of "Toaster" pups you'll have plenty of chime by the bucket load.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:19 am 
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To me, the 660 and 660/12 are the very "top of the line", and yes, plenty of Ric jangle and chime. Awesome guitars.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:39 pm 
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The other side of the mystery coin....

the 650 is an exquisite instrument, has the dimensions you are looking for with a more comfortable sculpted body.

Never figured out why they were the bottom of the totem pole price-wise. I prefer the feel of my 650D to my 660-12 overall.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:02 pm 
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660 very similar to Tom Petty Signature I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Good to hear from You David..UK, but not good to hear your not adapting so well to the neck.
I know your a man who likes to move fast, but please take your time before you sell anything..

The 660 could be your answer to neck width problems if you just cannot adapt.
I think of the 660 as a deluxe guitar, actually one of the best of the bunch.

A 660 with toasters would in my opinion be the ants pants!

Whatever way you go just take your time so you get the best long term result.

Cheers jBud


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:36 am 
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Guys, this thread is almost 2 years old. :) Notice the post dates in the top right-hand corner of each post.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:43 am 
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Does it really matter how old the post is? The RIC site doesn't exactly run in the 'fast lane' anyway. :lol:

But, since the topic is about the 660/6, let me tell you first hand that this guitar is an undiscovered gem. Having wanted a 660 model for some time, I finally picked one up a few weeks back. To me, it has quite an unusual chime to it. Almost ghost like harmonics in it's sustain which is great. This is one of those guitars that you don't have to wonder about if you buy sight unseen.

As far as size comparison to a 620, since I have both models, having a 620/12, I can tell you that the 660 body is a 1/2 inch larger overall than the 620 so, it's proportional to the neck size as well.

As far a necks are concerned, I find it a little sad that folks limit their choices due to neck width. I have never had a concern over neck width myself. To me, it's a matter of adapting to the condition. This from one with logs for fingers! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:48 pm 
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I bought a 330 after all and after a few 'teething' troubles have been really happy with it...Now i've put down a deposit on a 360 :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ric 660/6...A bit of a mystery..
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:13 pm 
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David. It maybe easier to play a 360 with a bound neck than a 330 without neck binding.
If you can try a 360 I think you will notice the difference.


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