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 Post subject: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:44 am 
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I would like to buy a Rickenbacker 330 guitar and have a Rickenbacker trapeze tailpiece put on it. I have some questions. Will it void the warranty if it's done by a Rick dealer? Does the end plate that holds the trapeze plate
fit into the some holes that the R tailpiece have or would there have to be new holes drilled? Would the holes from the R tailepiece show? Would there be intonation problems and could they be corrected? Long winded - sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:52 pm 
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I have a lefty 340 with (righty)R tailpiece, and I was told the trapeze mount is different and would require new holes drilled but it would cover the old holes.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:01 am 
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You would have to drill new holes, but no ill effects other than that would be noticed. However.....do you think a trapeze would look right with a 24 fret neck?


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:55 pm 
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You would have to drill new holes, but no ill effects other than that would be noticed. However.....do you think a trapeze would look right with a 24 fret neck?
ANYTHING is better than that butt ugly 'R' tailpiece ! ! !


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:43 am 
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ANYTHING is better than that butt ugly 'R' tailpiece ! ! !
In my opinion, the R-tailpiece looks beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:23 pm 
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get a bigsby
or one of those gibson style trapeze tailpieces

it fits perfectly and looks better than both the R and ric style trapeze


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:34 am 
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To answer your original question. I don't think it voids the warranty unless your 'modification' is the cause of a defect or the like which would require service work.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:36 am 
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . A trapeez would look good and the guitar would be ALL Rickenbacker . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:46 am 
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A Rickenbacker trapeze on a 330 would likely be considered a mod because it was not part of the original hardware on the guitar when it was manufactured.


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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze Tailpiece for a Model 330
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:12 am 
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A Rickenbacker trapeze on a 330 would likely be considered a mod because it was not part of the original hardware on the guitar when it was manufactured.
Oh, It's definetely a mod . . . but it's NOT putting Porsche wheels on a Ferrari either (if they'd fit) . . . I'd think there'd be no MAJOR warranty issues as long as the installation was correctly performed . . .


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