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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:58 am    Post subject: Series10 Rick copy Reply with quote

I just won this on eBay. I can't believe the auction wasn't pulled before it completed. This guitar actually has a 24" scale neck so it falls somewhere between 325 and 350 in size. It's a solid body,probably ply like my Bently Telecaster.It has a bolt-on neck as you can see in the pictures so it's far from a faithful copy of the originals.Still it has some nice touches like the bi-level pick-guard and the blend knob. It's not really a blend knob because it is actually wired to control the volume of the middle pickup.Actually,that is how alot of people modify their 3 pickup Rickenbackers,so you can use each pickup separately or together in any combination.







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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, congrats!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! This isn't mine(below) but these are nicer pictures of the same model as the one I bought.





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing it needs is Rick-style truss rod cover
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
The only thing it needs is Rick-style truss rod cover


Yes,and maybe a harp tailpiece like a 350 or an accent vibrato.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, vibrato or that bridge would be cool, though for me the stock bridge still looks stylishly. By the way, what is the headstock angle on original Ricks, it was always total mystery for me? I guess 5-7?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Yep, vibrato or that bridge would be cool, though for me the stock bridge still looks stylishly. By the way, what is the headstock angle on original Ricks, it was always total mystery for me? I guess 5-7?


I think the angle is 6 degrees.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, is the neck wider? I've never touched one but read those complaints all the time
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice, is the neck wider? I've never touched one but read those complaints all the time


Yes,it's wider than a Rickenbacker.











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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The coolest tailpiece for that would be the Bigsby with a pressure bar, like Lennon's first 325. But I don't know about gold pickguards, it might not be worth it for that guitar.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's already come as I understood. Is it solid body as you supposed? how do this toasters sound?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
So it's already come as I understood. Is it solid body as you supposed? how do this toasters sound?


They sound really good...janglier than the Highgains in my Rickenbacker. the body is probably plywood like my Bently Telecaster.



The neck has a very wide fretboard like a Rickenbacker 650. It is 1.75 inches at the nut and 2.10 inches at the 12th fret and it has a 10 inch radius but the scale length is only 24 inches so it is shorter than a 650.In comparison the fretboard on the 620 is 1.63 inches at the nut and 1.93 inches at the 12th fret.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's something very frisky about that body style, makes me think of a cat with one ear cocked.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great little guitar. I don't care from what material guitar is made, if it sounds good and comfortable to play. Looks like it's a dream guitar for Beatles tribute band on a budget.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Here is the Series 10 and some Rickenbackers I have owned for comparison:

R-325v63,R-350v63(21 frets),Series 10,R-325c64 and R-325v59.



R-320,Series 10 and R-350 Liverpool(24 frets)





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I even can't tell which one I like best. My first choice is Liverpool, but only because it differs sharply from the rest. Also like R-325v59 because of bigsby, gold pickguard and tone&volume knobs
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

61fury wrote:
There's something very frisky about that body style, makes me think of a cat with one ear cocked.


There is something from sly cat in body design Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That white one you had was always my favourite, I love the white/black rickenbackers
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That white one you had was always my favourite, I love the white/black rickenbackers


Yeah, Susanna Hoffs had one like that.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it reminds me of Pikachu, paint it like Pikachu, it's inexpensive enough.
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