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 Post subject: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:43 am 
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Is the ric good for practicing? Like finger techniques etc.? Does the varnish restrict you to only a certain kind of playing? This isn't an "I need a practice guitar" post. I want a ric. Im not a beginner. I just wanted to do some practicing to.

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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:48 am 
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It all depends on the model you have. A short scale 3/4 neck (like a 325) or a long 24 fret neck (modern 330 or 360) isn't good for that, in my opinion.

If you want a good practicing guitar, I suggest you look for a 620 or a 660.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 am 
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Hey TPHB's fan, did you like the pics of the 620/12?


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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:05 am 
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I did. Beautiful guitar indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:12 am 
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As far as left hand technique is concerned, with the smaller frets than some "jumbo" frets on some big whammy guitars, and the "clean" finish to the fretboard, a RIC product would be preferable to develop a good light but firm and precise technique, keeping the wrist flexible but loose, and the thumb in the back of the neck where it belongs.

Regarding right hand technique, because on the 3-series and some 6-series guitars the overall string spread at the bridge is just @ 2 inches, while on some other guitars better known for fingerpicking the spread is wider, some people say it might cramp your right hand style. But for others, such as McGuinn, it facilitates it because of not having to "reach."

Other than that, a RIC guitar is an all-purpose guitar. It plays everything well, with its own inimitable voice. That's why we all own one, or two, or three, or....


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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:20 am 
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thanks :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:55 am 
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As far as left hand technique is concerned ....


My left hand normally holds a pick.

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 Post subject: Re: Ric for practicing
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:52 am 
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Oops. Well, then -- just mentally change "right" for "left" and vice-versa. I'm left handed as well, but learned how to play conventionally.


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