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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:37 am 
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It's never to late Ken... As for the fellow from Denmark who wonders how it plays and sounds...IMO it has one of the BEST Rick sounds I've ever heard. It has the short pole piece magnets in the pickups. It gets that really nice vintage Jingle Jangle tone. The switch and tone control are stock wiring setup, 2 Astron Caps, 1 thru the tone control and the other wired in line with the 3 way switch. As for the playability, the fingerboard was leveled and new frets installed making this a very nice playing guitar. It intonates perfect thru the octave and above. If anyone needs a replica gold anodized pickguard and white back plate, I have a spare set that will fit this exact guitar. I made 2 just incase 1 turned out wrong.
$75.00 for the pair.


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:48 am 
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Definitely too late for me, Ken.

You say that you levelled the fretboard, Dale. Does that mean that you totally flattened the fretboard like some acoustics or took the radius out 10" or so?


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:49 pm 
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Dale, I'll buy the two guards. One of my '57s needs a total restoration. I'll email you.


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:58 pm 
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Aitch, what I did was to remove the original frets, level the fingerboard with 100 grit and a radius block, then put in new frets after the finger board was sanded upto 320 grit.


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:53 pm 
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Dale nice work .
Jimw you could get a paisley probably from Scotland.


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:02 pm 
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Jimw, if you can't find paisley, polka dot will do in a pinch.


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:28 am 
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Fantastic job!


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 Post subject: Re: 1957 Rick Combo
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:14 am 
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seriously the ONLY guitar i want is an old rickenbacker combo guitar, i've been looking for one for years, when your in canada these guitars do not turn up ever. this seriously looks amazing dale! good good job!


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