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Author:  Lionheart [ Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Rick 360 Blue Boy

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

Author:  Beatlefreak [ Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

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.

Author:  jbiscuti [ Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

The same thing happened to a Blueboy 370/12 I had. It was from sitting on a Warwick Rockstand 7-guitar stand.

Author:  iRic [ Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

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.

Author:  jbiscuti [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

Quote:
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!

Author:  iRic [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

Excellent advice jbiscuti - I'll definitely use this method. Thanks!

Author:  studiotwosession [ Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

Blue boys aren't easy to find new, are they?

Author:  iRic [ Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

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.

Author:  Lionheart [ Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

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.

Author:  seppi65 [ Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rick 360 Blue Boy

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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