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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:20 am 
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Littlehat, an oil-finished Rick can be refinished in a standard Rick finish. The procedure varies depending upon whether a dye-based finish (FG, MB) or a solid color (JG, AZ, Ruby) is desired.

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Thanks JJ! That's what I needed to know. Also, AWESOME pictures of custom work guys! Thanks again.


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Jingle_Jangle,

I saw that you're putting a listening system together.
IMO you might want to check out a pair of Yamaha NS-1000 speakers. Either way, happy listening.


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Finished putting together my second just last weekend, LH.

Both have Klipsch speakers--my solid-state (original system) has 3.5s and my tube system (newbie) has Heresies.

Just an old-fashioned guy, I guess...

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Paul, what's the tube system consist of?


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Hey look for my new topic on this in General...


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Both have Klipsch speakers--my solid-state (original system) has 3.5s and my tube system (newbie) has Heresies.


One of my old high school friends still has the massive Klipsch speakers he had in highschool. They must be at least 40 years old and five or six feet high each.



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Glenn, your friend has a set of La Scalas. I'd have them, too, but my listening room is filled with musical instruments!

Interesting tidbit: Klipsch came into being when the campaign of Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Orval Faubus asked Paul Klipsch to design some reasonably-sized high-performance speakers for his stump speeches, back in '52. JBL Voice of Theater speakers were too big and heavy, it seems. Klipsch still manufactures the LaScala to the original specs in their original location in Hope, Arkansas.

John, my tube system is very basic but is lovely for playing older (and sometimes scratched) LPs, both mono and stereo. The amp is a late '62 Scott 222-B Stereomaster (with series "C" features). The turntable is a Thorens TD-166 Mark II (1980), and the speakers are 1980 Heresies. Cartridge is a Shure M97X.

I use it to play vinyl that's too old or scratched for my "main" system, which is very revealing of any flaws in the source material!

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Did someone say 650 Colorados have slimmer necks than 650 Dakotas?


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Yes Colorados come in colors... BUT, they have slightly slimmer necks. I have a luthier friend who insists refinishing an oil finished instrument is no big deal if done right (isn't that always the case?).


there ya go ben! somebody did
so are you saying the neck isnt any slimmer? i assumed the 650s were the same with the exception of the body wings and plating of the hardware... am i wrong?


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