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 Post subject: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:07 am 
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Hello all, I am very new here as you can see. I was wondering If i could get some help.

Now for my rick i will be getting all of the parts soon. I have have been lucky enough to find all vintage parts that are in pretty good shape. Except for the bridge I guess this is pretty common for 450's. So does rickenbacker have a good bridge. I know on other 450's they used a different style but mines a 66'.

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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:24 am 
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remstar wrote:
Hello all, I am very new here as you can see. I was wondering If i could get some help.

Now for my rick i will be getting all of the parts soon. I have have been lucky enough to find all vintage parts that are in pretty good shape. Except for the bridge I guess this is pretty common for 450's. So does rickenbacker have a good bridge. I know on other 450's they used a different style but mines a 66'.

Thanks in advance.


Unfortunately, this two-piece cast alloy bridge design is no longer available from stock. You'll have to search online and check Ebay.

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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:23 am 
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So do you think i can just get a regular bridge like one from the boutique and a base plate to get it running again.

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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:06 am 
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Yep. I've done this with a couple of guitars...the only question is where you anchor the strings...you'll need a R or trapeze type tailpiece and bracket. I'm not sure if the strap bolt will line up between the tailpiece and the '66 body, though. I'd avoid drilling any holes, but if the bolt holes line up, you can use the strap bolt to anchor the tailpiece bracket.

Ebay's your source for an R and the boutique has trapezes.

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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:21 pm 
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I sadly report that the deal for the body fell through. :(


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 Post subject: Re: 1966 Rickenbacker 450 Restoration
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Fell through the floor, or?

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