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John Lennon's 1964 Rickenbacker 325

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: John Lennon's 1964 Rickenbacker 325 Reply with quote

Is in Cleveland. Maybe old news(Febuary 2014) but I never saw this vid before


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More pictures here (link)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh those string windings
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John was the man. And still is.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Ugh those string windings
Saves money on cutters. I've had a couple of Bahco cutters I used for electronics ruined by my son and a decent (Lindstrom) pair totally vanished not long after he started playing guitar.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but you can use fingernail cutters too...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually just bend the ends back and forth until they break. If a string is too thin for that I'll use cutters, or pliers to hold it firmly while twisting until it breaks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love any excuse to use my Knipex pliers, cause they're awesome
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought every scaler would have a pair of bullnose pliers for this?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
but you can use ruin fingernail cutters too...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, so I got you to try it?

you won't ruin it if you use it on the unwound strings tho...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
you won't ruin it if you use it on the unwound strings tho...

good to know...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
haha, so I got you to try it?

you won't ruin it if you use it on the unwound strings tho...

No, my son did years ago... and we must buy cheaper nail clippers or tougher strngs than you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
I love any excuse to use my Knipex pliers, cause they're awesome


my dad uses knipex pliers for work, i prefer CK redline, they're amazin' (pricey though).


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks about right - up to 2.5mm piano wire, 23 free delivery on offer at Amazon.
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