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 Post subject: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:41 am 
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Hi everybody,

Yesterday I played a Rickenbacker 360, and 360/12 mapleglo finish, and I was blown away. It was orgasmic, but I'm wondering, is it a good guitar for blues and slide? I'm just wondering, because I didn't get a chance to plug it in, so I didn't get a good judge of it's tone, although I hear it's rather versatile in that respect. Any response from a RIC player would be much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:48 pm 
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Check this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e62KNyvdjm8


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:06 am 
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When I was in college in the early '80's, I played my 320 with the stock overwound neck pickup in jazz band and it was well received, just as Toots Thielemans did.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:34 am 
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That's really cool. Are there any famous Rickie blues boys?


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:30 am 
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Elfael wrote:
That's really cool. Are there any famous Rickie blues boys?


I doubt it. I saw a photo of SRV with a Rickenbacker the other day, but he had a habit of going to his local shop and trading in guitars all the time.

There are plenty of Rock players who used Rickenbackers, obviously, but I can't imagine it being a Blues player's first choice.

Here you can see someone playing Blues on a Rick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfYjGUDfiwA

Sounds find on the neck pickup and gets a little dicey for my ears on the bridge. I know some people might say a Rickenbacker can do anything and this video recording sounds better than any other guitar in history :roll: , but I don't believe in using the same guitar for everything, and Rickenbackers have their unique place.

I used my 620/12 twice on my latest album.

https://archive.org/details/PatrickAeiP ... +Peter.mp3

https://archive.org/details/PatrickAeiP ... r+Paul.mp3

"Jangle For Peter" is obvious. It's not so obvious on "Dance For Paul." The rhythm part is the Ric with some gain from the guitar processor, and it honestly doesn't sound like a Rickenbacker to me. I just used it for the guitar part because I had it in my hands when I started working on the song.

So, you can use Rickenbackers for various styles, but you're not going to get what makes a Rickenbacker sound best, IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:11 pm 
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Gatemouth Brown played a Capri in his early days Search here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=gatemou ... er&ie=&oe=
http://www.reallytheblues.com/videos/cl ... stomp.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7x_-vFzWw
And Others.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:00 am 
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
I used my 620/12 twice on my latest album.

https://archive.org/details/PatrickAeiP ... +Peter.mp3

https://archive.org/details/PatrickAeiP ... r+Paul.mp3

"Jangle For Peter" is obvious. It's not so obvious on "Dance For Paul." The rhythm part is the Ric with some gain from the guitar processor, and it honestly doesn't sound like a Rickenbacker to me. I just used it for the guitar part because I had it in my hands when I started working on the song.

So, you can use Rickenbackers for various styles, but you're not going to get what makes a Rickenbacker sound best, IMO.


Peter has definitely got the jangle! I liked Paul a lot too but yeah, I know what you mean, it doesn't scream Rickenbacker.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:05 am 
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iiipopes wrote:


Oh wow, I didn't know that or had completely forgotten. Thanks for the heads up!


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker and Blues Playing
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:10 am 
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John Kay of Steppenwolf plays slide on a 381. You can hear it in the middle of "Magic Carpet Ride".


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