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 Post subject: wider necks?!
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:48 am 
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Hi,

After wanting a ric for nearly 10 years i got one and have to say i had to sell it due to the slim neck.
I got a beautifull 620 but i just couldn't play the slim neck.
My question is are there any rics with "normal" necks?
I saw mike campbell has a lennon ric with a wider neck. i think it's custom made.
Any help would be great because man i do gotta get me a ric a can play because i'm just in love with the sound and look!

thx


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:56 am 
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The 650 and 660 have a wider neck.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Yes check the model tab 2nd from the left at top of the page and you can compare models
The 660 and 650 sound like a very good match for you. The 660 is a beautiful instrument both in sound and looks, I doubt if you got a 660 you would sell it as you will enjoy playing it too much. I don't own a 660, I play a 350 and a 381 but sure my hands would find a 660 a little easier to play


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Don't mean to sound insulting, but the difference is small, and if it's a problem at first, it can easily be overcome with practice. Look at mandolin players.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Rickissippi wrote:
Don't mean to sound insulting, but the difference is small, and if it's a problem at first, it can easily be overcome with practice. Look at mandolin players.

Small changes in neck dimensions do, indeed, make a difference to a lot of players. It is all very personal, so you may not find it a big deal; check out the Acoustic Guitar Forum for some long discussions on how a 1/16" difference in nut width can affect someone. 8-)


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:29 pm 
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jps wrote:
Rickissippi wrote:
Don't mean to sound insulting, but the difference is small, and if it's a problem at first, it can easily be overcome with practice. Look at mandolin players.

Small changes in neck dimensions do, indeed, make a difference to a lot of players. It is all very personal, so you may not find it a big deal; check out the Acoustic Guitar Forum for some long discussions on how a 1/16" difference in nut width can affect someone. 8-)

I know personal preference makes a lot of difference, and I certainly don't mean to be condescending, but I find that sometimes too big of a deal is made of this - speaking very generally, and not to any one person. Changing from a Fender-scale guitar to a Gibson-scale likewise requires adjustment, but it's not an insurmountable hurdle. Sometimes I think there are folks who are faced with a bit of a change and throw in the towel before trying to adjust.
Of course, we'd all probably be way better if we just stuck to one style instrument and really learned how to play it really well.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:43 pm 
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jetlennon wrote:
Hi,

After wanting a ric for nearly 10 years i got one and have to say i had to sell it due to the slim neck.
I got a beautifull 620 but i just couldn't play the slim neck.
My question is are there any rics with "normal" necks?
I saw mike campbell has a lennon ric with a wider neck. i think it's custom made.
Any help would be great because man i do gotta get me a ric a can play because i'm just in love with the sound and look!

thx

Forgive some of the other members, but I believe you can get your neck adjusted by Jingle_Jangle, who is an official Rickenbacker luthier (He makes the acoustic instruments). I may be mistaken.

I will be a little bit more forthcoming: You can play the neck if you simply play the guitar more. I played both of my Rics (I only own one now) exclusively for a month each, and was able to pick them up with little adjustment when switching from other guitars. You will notice a difference in your playing, too. Rickenbacker have always managed to make me a better player with a little devotion and practice, which I cannot say as much for other companies. :)


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:31 am 
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I own a 360 and a Gretsch Coundtry Gentleman and several Fenders. I find that when I go back to my Ric I find it so much easier to play. Especially when I play the Gretsch which has a wide neck. It's just a matter of getting use to it. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: wider necks?!
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:27 pm 
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thx for all the replies.
Of course when i still owned the ric i heard a lot of talk of getting used to the neck,and i played it for like 6 months...but i just couldn't do it... it still haunts me to finally own a ric and now....
but i'll look in to the 660 for sure because i just have to have one! the sound and the looks i mean wow! difficult to find a 660 here in the netherlands but one of these days!
thx all!


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:47 pm 
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jetlennon wrote:
thx for all the replies.
Of course when i still owned the ric i heard a lot of talk of getting used to the neck,and i played it for like 6 months...but i just couldn't do it... it still haunts me to finally own a ric and now....
but i'll look in to the 660 for sure because i just have to have one! the sound and the looks i mean wow! difficult to find a 660 here in the netherlands but one of these days!
thx all!

Try doing a lot of chromatic scales and modes daily.


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