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 Post subject: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:01 pm 
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Hi Folks,

I have a Rick 360 Blue Boy that needs some cosmetic work - somehow, last week a noticed a smudge right at the point where the guitar sits on the guitar stand. Nothing wrong with the woodwork or the structure of the guitar itself, but does anyone know of someone who can buff out the smudge and fix it? I would guess that Rickenbacker has some sort of repair for this sort of thing, but it's not covered under warranty. So I would need to know what rates that they (or anyone else) would charge. And what the process is for sending it back to Rickenbacker.

Thanks for any info in advance,

-Charlie


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:13 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, Charlie. The 'smudge' you describe could be the cushioning material on the guitar stand reacting with the clear conversion varnish on your guitar. It may be in the CV, and if it is, it's doubtful it would come out.

This has been discussed before (do a seach on the forum). Invest in a quality guitar stand that will not react with finishes. It's also a good idea not to leave a guitar set up on a stand when not in use. I always keep my guitars in their cases when I'm not using them, and only use a stand for temporary breaks whn I'm playing / practicing.

as you search for information on this topic, you'll also find Jingle_jangle's recommendations for possibly removing marks that have migrated into the clear CV.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:11 am 
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The same thing happened to a Blueboy 370/12 I had. It was from sitting on a Warwick Rockstand 7-guitar stand.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:11 am 
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Wow - thanks to Lionheart (Charlie) for starting this thread. Yesterday I bought a new 360/12 Blue Boy from Wildwood Guitars (really GREAT guys there!) and it is on the way, arriving next Tuesday. Can any Blue Boy owners recommend a guitar stand that won't cause any smudges?

Thanks much in advance to any responders.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:57 am 
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Wow - thanks to Lionheart (Charlie) for starting this thread. Yesterday I bought a new 360/12 Blue Boy from Wildwood Guitars (really GREAT guys there!) and it is on the way, arriving next Tuesday. Can any Blue Boy owners recommend a guitar stand that won't cause any smudges?

Thanks much in advance to any responders.


As per advice from someone at the RRF, I covered my Rockstand first with cellophane, then an old t-shirt over that. Not very pretty but it works!


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:20 am 
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Excellent advice jbiscuti - I'll definitely use this method. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:40 am 
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Blue boys aren't easy to find new, are they?


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:34 am 
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They are very difficult to find new. I lucked out getting mine after a buyer backed out and it went up for sale. There is a brand new Blue Boy 340 with vintage pickups at pmblues.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:18 am 
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My Rick 360 Blue Boy has been sent into the very capable hands of jingle-jangle himself.

I think I was a little late in reading the posts on this board regarding the hazards of leaving your guitar on a "raw" stand for too long.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:40 pm 
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I keep my 330/12BB on an "On-Stage Stands" guitar stand. It has marbled sponge-like pads around the arms. No issues with discoloration.


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