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 Post subject: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:21 pm 
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Hi there,

I'm a brand new Rick owner. Yesterday I've bought the beautiful 330 n°0005816 builted in the february of 2000. Off course everything is original and the guitar is immaculate.

And it's cool.

Well, I noticed that it loose tune very easly, I hope it's only a matter of old strings that have to be changed.

I'm just wondering if you can tell me which are the best strings I can buy for this model. Of course Rickenbackers strings are impossible to find here in Italy.

And what about the best gauge for 330?

Thank you all

Davide


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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:34 pm 
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When I couldn't find RIC strings I mixed and matched ernie ball strings using the recomended guages in the Ric manual for my 330.If you don't have a manual I think there is a copy somewhere here on the site. Polyhedron strings (although expensive) are good too. Don't know about their availability where you are though!!


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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:27 pm 
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Thank you Ric!

I got the manual and I really can't understand the String Guide on it. There is no mention of models (330 etc...) there's only a column, the first one, with a misterious "No." .

What's that number? I hope to find something more clear on the site.

And what about Ebay? Why does anybody sells Ric Strings on it?

Sorry probably it's an old question, I'm starting reading the forum right now...



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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:22 am 
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http://www.rickenbacker.com/cart.asp?vi ... y=viewitem

Would be the standard set. It's really a matter of personal preference though. I prefer Thomastik Infeld flatwounds which are apparently closest to the vintage strings Ric used.


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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:14 pm 
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thank you... so you're suggesting me a 10-42?

Is that the gauge that 330 mount when it comes out from the factory?



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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Yes it is.


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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:12 pm 
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The owners manual on the service tab above clearly shows which string set is used on every type of instrument.


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 Post subject: Re: 330 - Which (No-Rick) strings and gauges?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:12 am 
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Make sure you use flatwounds for the bass strings - just like the original Rickenbacker strings. Flatwounds are highly recommended for Rickenbacker guitars because they do not clank that fastly.

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