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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:47 am 
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Beautiful job as always, Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:03 am 
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That Aquaglo is to die for. Fantastic!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:08 am 
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I am not the owner, just an admirer.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:26 am 
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The color combined with that woodgrain makes it look like flowing water..It's a beaut.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:00 am 
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Thanks, Eric! Coming from you, that's quite a compliment!

Re: the amp. I am NOT a fan of SS amps, since I paid full retail while a teenager for a then-new VOX Berkeley II which looked the part, but couldn't fill a loud club turned to 11...

I first heard an RG-90 (in fact, TWO of 'em) at the RIC 75 jam back in August. Kenny Howes & Co. were cranking out some serious Beatles, Byrds, and Who stuff through them, and the sound was really nice. From the styling, I deduced late '70s-mid '80s. (I still am not dialed in too far on years of production). These featured 2-12" no-name speakers, two channel operation, footswitch-selectable (one with overdrive), assignable chorus and reverb with footswitch buttons. Pilot light on the footswitch so's you can see where you're at.

I was so impressed I told Kenny that the first nice one I saw would have a new home. In November one came up on Ebay, and I snagged it for less than $300.00, including shipping. When I unpacked it, I was stunned to see that it was almost mint...footswitch didn't even look stepped on. Often the little yellow caps on the knobs are missing...this one was perfect. Tolex looked new.

Aside from a sticky reverb relay, it has performed flawlessly and cranks out good power and sounds very meaty--as close to a tube sound as you're likely to get from SS.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:10 pm 
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The color combined with that woodgrain makes it look like flowing water..It's a beaut.


Thanks for that Eric. As if it didn't look spectacular to begin with that added description makes it more breathtaking.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:13 am 
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The Aquaglo "brothers" are mine. The 325 has some great wood grain too. The full story on that one can be reviewed here:

http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum_view_ ... 0Restyle!!!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:04 pm 
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Thank you, Kevin...I hesitate to reveal customers' names unless they give me advance OK; these are two that I'm glad you are proud of!

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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:01 pm 
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I love this color, especially with the grain on the 330. Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:06 pm 
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Hey, Paul..These 2 are beautiful, (as was the acoustic) but, how far down the line is the aqua-glo 4001 project? I can't get enough of this color...


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