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 Post subject: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Hello,
I have a 1970 336 Ric (12 string) in almost mint condition.

Over the years I took off the ric swoosh that covers the truss rod adjustment pocket and lost it.

Where can I purchase a replacement?

Thanks
John


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:39 pm 
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Ebay would be your best bet...


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
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Just don't type in "Ric swoosh" on eBay, I have no idea what you're going to find. Type in "Ric TRC" or "Ric truss rod cover".


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
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Be aware that as you search for a Rick nameplate that they can vary in size and style so getting an exact match to what was originally on your guitar could be a challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
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Also be aware that there are fakes out there too...


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:04 am 
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Be aware that as you search for a Rick nameplate that they can vary in size and style so getting an exact match to what was originally on your guitar could be a challenge.


RICKandVOX brings up a good point. The vintage truss rod covers (which yours might be, if it's from 1970) had a slightly different shape than TRC's from later in the seventies. Also, the 12-string TRC's have a different shape than do 6-string examples. By the mid seventies, the TRC included the model number (for example, "Model 330") and "Made in USA" in light script paralleling the nut. Later, in the eighties, I think the practice was dropped because it probably cost a bit more to have them produced that way. It was also harder, I would think, to keep production smooth--what if you had to wait for a batch of TRC's to be produced in order to ship an otherwise completed guitar? Nowadays, the folks at Rick can just grab one out of a bin and affix it to a guitar without worrying if the TRC states the correct model number.

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I have a 1970 336 Ric (12 string) in almost mint condition.


I'm curious--do you have a 330/12 string? Or do you have a 336/12? The 336/12 had a metal comb mounted on the pickguard which could pull the octave strings down while playing, thus converting a 12-string to a 6-string.

There's a picture of these converter guitars in the Rick gallery:

http://www.rickenbacker.com/gallery_ima ... _year=1960


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:49 am 
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Your best bet is to buy a used RIC truss rod cover off of Ebay. This usually costs around $150.00. If you can't find the one you need, a white plexi one with the logo screened on the back and the upper edge contoured to clear the tuner route, you can send it off to RIC, along with $50.00+ shipping. It should be the same one used on vintage reissue 12's, with the exception of the 660/12. You'll need to call them to get a return authorization number first.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Ric swoosh for head stock
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Will a 350v63 TRC fit a 360v64?


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