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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:58 am 
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Paul, if you find anything useful out of 'our' 4001 LH refin project, feel free to post it here if you wish. Anything that's helpful to others is cool. Great idea for this Forum topic BTW. Thanks to all.


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:11 am 
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"Yay! Brand new forum! It's all shiny and new and immaculate..."

Oh look, the new forum section just got dropped and has a ding in the checker binding! I guess Paul or Dale will now have to tell us how to fix it.


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This should be a great site and I hope to be as informative as possible. Thanks John


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Dale and Paul are very well respected on the 'other' Rickenbacker forum and their expertise and opinions will be a very welcome addition to this already fine forum.


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Welcome to everybody!

This should be a fun and informational section, where Dale and I get to post pics, answer questions, show our Rickenbacker projects, and best of all, help you guys and gals to keep your Rickenbacker instruments in top shape. We hope also to debunk rumors and demystify the topics of luthiery and finishing of fine guitars.

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Rickenbackers: I love to play them. I enjoy the challenge of working on them. I love the way they sound.


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Thank you Mr. Webmaster! Having seen some of Dale and Paul's work I look forward to more interesting and informative discussion here. I have a question:

Can either of you restore my left thumb to its past glory? The darned arthritis is killing me!!


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:15 am 
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I have a 1957 400 series 6 string solid body in need of restoration. Where do I start??


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:54 am 
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Send a private e-mail to either Dale or me.

In my case, the usual process involves receiving the guitar, photographing it and then e-mailing the owner with questions and observations.

This begins an e-mail dialogue which usually culminates in a price being quoted, along with a delivery date being agreed upon. Tight deadlines are antithetical to the best quality work. Both Dale and I have had cases where the guitar had to be redone, either partially or fully, because the finish wasn't quite "there" yet, though these circumstances are unusual.

I have recently been working on a process to remanufacture the golden aluminum pickguards used on these guitars. I do these on a "one-off" basis, as each seems to be slightly different due to the rarity of these guitars.

Dale and I work separately; we are not affiliated in any way. He does this full-time and I do it part-time.

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This is a great forum. What a resource! -s


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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:19 am 
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Just a note to say WOW what a great forum. Ive just acquired a '74 4001 thats looking a bit battle hardened and this forums gonna keep me and my bass happy for a long time.

Thanks a lot, the advice on restoration is really appreciated.


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