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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:29 pm 
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Aoresteen wrote:
My main guitar is a 650D Dakota and the neck is WIDER than any of my Les Pauls or Fenders.

My 620/12 in narrower than the G/F guitars.

I like the wider neck of the 650. You should try to play BOTH before you decide whic one is right for you.

Well sir... I already own a 620/12 - Therefore am familiar with the neck size. Luckily my hands are the right size, or perhaps the right shape, to comfortable switch between bulky necks to smaller ones.

As I said before, it'll be easier just to get a 620/6. I like the highgains; they distort well.

- By the way, I live thirty minutes away from Newnan!


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 Post subject: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:22 am 
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Pokemon,
I see various 650 models pop up on used guiar sites with some frequency.... such as dealers, Craig's List and E-bay and the like. You sometimes see some 650 models selling used around $900 range.

It's a totally different feel guitar than your 620. I think I would go along with what the other poster said, about a 650 model perhaps having some cross-over appeal for a F or G player. The 650 necks are wider and the 650 neck is a different feel from the 660 model neck (which is also wide too). There was a thread recently on the RRF comparing the 650 and 660 necks. Not sure if anybody has compared all three 600-series necks the 620 (which is narrow), the 650 and the 660.

The 650 neck is also a little wider and more "C" shaped than a Gibson SG neck, if I recall.

I have a '96 year 650 Atlantis and its a great looking guitar, and has its own unique sound with the HB1 pickups. Another aspect of the 650 sound is that with the fixed Bridge combi tailpiece, the distance between the 650's Neck and Bridge pickups is shorter than the pick-up span on a 330-360 model, either the 24 fret neck or the 21 fret neck versions.

Funny, I bought the Atlantis thinking I was going to really crave the wide neck, and the opposite happened. I am so used to playing the narrow necks on my WB, 480, and 300 series that I love Ric narrow necks .... but the 650 has so much other appeal than it's neck. I like the glossy maple fretboard, and the overall feel and its tone is unique and more beefy than a semi-hollow Ric. And they look cool ! 8-)

These 650's are nice guitars. Hope you get a chance to play one and decide if that's what you want. It would be very complimentary with your 620-12 string, and broaden your sound palette to have a 650-C :)


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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:59 am 
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8MilesHigher wrote:
Pokemon, I have a '96 year 650 Atlantis and its a great looking guitar, and has its own unique sound with the HB1 pickups. Another aspect of the 650 sound is that with the fixed Bridge combi tailpiece, the distance between the 650's Neck and Bridge pickups is shorter than the pick-up span on a 330-360 model, either the 24 fret neck or the 21 fret neck versions.

Funny, I bought the Atlantis thinking I was going to really crave the wide neck, and the opposite happened. I am so used to playing the narrow necks on my WB, 480, and 300 series that I love Ric narrow necks ....

Hey Rich, if the Atlantis neck is too wide for your comfort, I'll gladly give it some playing time for you! :mrgreen: ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:23 pm 
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8Miles, I have decided that if I get another new solid-body Rickenbacker, it will a 620/6. I'm also interested in the 381, but that's a whole other story. :) Hi-Gains are good enough to get the same dark sound as my SG when distorted, which is all I am worried about in comparison.


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 Post subject: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Rickenbrother wrote:
8MilesHigher wrote:

Funny, I bought the Atlantis thinking I was going to really crave the wide neck, and the opposite happened. I am so used to playing the narrow necks on my WB, 480, and 300 series that I love Ric narrow necks ....

Hey Rich, if the Atlantis neck is too wide for your comfort, I'll gladly give it some playing time for you! :mrgreen: ;)



Joey, my friend, you are welcome to use the Atlantis anytime for practice and recording projects, jams, etc. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:43 pm 
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8MilesHigher wrote:
Rickenbrother wrote:
8MilesHigher wrote:

Funny, I bought the Atlantis thinking I was going to really crave the wide neck, and the opposite happened. I am so used to playing the narrow necks on my WB, 480, and 300 series that I love Ric narrow necks ....

Hey Rich, if the Atlantis neck is too wide for your comfort, I'll gladly give it some playing time for you! :mrgreen: ;)



Joey, my friend, you are welcome to use the Atlantis anytime for practice and recording projects, jams, etc. :)

You're awesome, my good friend! The same goes for you and my Ricks! :) 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:06 am 
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8MilesHigher wrote:
Pokemon,
I see various 650 models pop up on used guiar sites with some frequency.... such as dealers, Craig's List and E-bay and the like. You sometimes see some 650 models selling used around $900 range.



900 starts to be a deal! can you post a link please? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
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Reviving an old thread. I play mostly acoustics with 1 3/4 nut widths. Even a 1 11/16 feels narrow but not unplayable. I would love a 650, i like a warmer tone, seems that will also come with this guitar. Not in love with the walnut body. Prices seem to be now in 2016 from $800 (offered on a walnut) to mid and high teens and higher. Even found a new maple for $1550 or so. I have an epiphone casino coupe that i like but crave a 1 3/4 nut.


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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
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BB11 wrote:
Not in love with the walnut body.


Just to be clear, the Walnut bodied version has not been in production for some time.


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 Post subject: Re: 650C?
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:53 am 
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JohnHall wrote:
Just to be clear, the Walnut bodied version has not been in production for some time.


I have a 650 D and I'm seriously wanting to purchase a new 650 C. Just curious to know which hardwoods are used for the 650 C. I saw someone use one recently at a local gig and it sounded absolutely great!

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