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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:26 am 
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So, I think that vintage Ricks are possibly better than modern, and I tend to choose a guitar from 90's or 80's if the condition will be well, but I want to hear more opinions about modern and vintage Ricks :) what Ricks are better in sound? or the difference is not significant? Is there a Rick's experts?)))


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:54 am 
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Medved wrote:
So, I think that vintage Ricks are possibly better than modern, and I tend to choose a guitar from 90's or 80's if the condition will be well, but I want to hear more opinions about modern and vintage Ricks :) what Ricks are better in sound? or the difference is not significant? Is there a Rick's experts?)))

You'll get varying opinions on this, but for a small family-run operation that hasn't ever had any major change of ownership (last one was father-to-son), I don't think you will see periods of bad (or especially superior) quality with RIC the way you will some other major guitar manufacturers. They've always made 'em the same way, essentially, and they're sticking to that. I'd submit they're even making them better today than they ever have.


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:45 am 
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Medved wrote:
So, I think that vintage Ricks are possibly better than modern, and I tend to choose a guitar from 90's or 80's if the condition will be well, but I want to hear more opinions about modern and vintage Ricks :) what Ricks are better in sound? or the difference is not significant? Is there a Rick's experts?)))

Well, one cannot say, "Rickenbackers have always been made the same" because they haven't, but the formula is the same. In the sixties, which many consider a golden era for Rics, they didn't have computers or a lot of the advanced technology they use today. Some players believe this affects the sound, and prefer the vintage models.

I would like to think a modern Ric will last longer than a vintage one, though. One does not just buy a Ric for the sound, but also the quality. Even when you order a Ric online, you're pretty much guaranteed that it will arrive in pristine condition (Both of my Rics were ordered online, and neither were damaged in shipping).


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:40 am 
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Well... then.. my rickenbacker is broken. it dropped on the floor causing the neck to break... the strap was totally worn out and it broke down and because of that my ric is ruined now...

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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:47 pm 
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I hope that Norway also observes "April Fool's Day" and that your last post is an April Fool's Joke!


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
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Well... then.. my Rickenbacker is broken. it dropped on the floor causing the neck to break... the strap was totally worn out and it broke down and because of that my Ric is ruined now...


I do hope that this is your idea of an April fools prank. It was hard for you to get that guitar in the first place. I remember that just like yesterday, but now this! AHHHHH

How on earth did your strap break?????

I was thinking if it was meant to be a prank then you would have at least added a :lol: or :shock:or something, right! But I see nothing! That's why I'm concerned.

Get back with more info don't even think about keep us in suspence!


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
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jbudweiser wrote:
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How on earth did your strap break?????


Has this never happened to you? I've owned several straps, and only one has yet to break.

I don't see how this would break a neck, though, unless he was playing from the top of a stairwell.

Don't despair, though. Necks can be repaired, or eventually replaced (Despite the difficulty).


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
jbudweiser wrote:
lassiebacker wrote:
How on earth did your strap break?????


Has this never happened to you? I've owned several straps, and only one has yet to break.

I don't see how this would break a neck, though, unless he was playing from the top of a stairwell.

Don't despair, though. Necks can be repaired, or eventually replaced (Despite the difficulty).



Agnop! No never happened after 40 years or so. However I have had a few close encounters when I have neglected to secure the strap ends properly. Lucky I have super fast reflexes. I do inspect the leather ends often. If you have had all your straps break then you need a boot maker or saddler to put some decent leather on, real decent. You must have a boot maker in your town! Lassisbacker can find a boot maker easy!

Vintage straps don't go well with vintage guitars, unless you get new real leather ends put on them.

I have taken old straps that the leather end has got a bit worn and the holes seems too large to the boot maker for replacement leather ends.

When the boot maker does the replacement he puts on very high quality leather it is far superior to the crapola leather that is on most branded straps. The leather he uses can hold a team of horses back. I collect old and vintage guitar straps and new leather ends gets put on all of them. Your strap is so important if your holding on to a 6k instrument or any instrument of value.


Yes' would like to know how the neck got broken???

Lassiebacker if this is a false alarm let me remind you that raising a false alarm is a very serious matter and will be dealt with as such :lol: :twisted: :D
You need to learn some lessons! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Going to buy my first RIC :)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:42 am 
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April fools everyone! Hehehe.. Since I didn't see any april fools here on the Ric forum I thought I might have some fun with you! :D But actually, I got two broken straps (nylon). The plastic length adjuster broke on those and I got refund from the store.. Yeah.. It was a bit dramatic, and I was really LOL'ing over here while reading the posts! :P Hope I didnt raise too big concerns!;)

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