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 Post subject: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 pm 
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i started my plan to change my 2011 620 into a early 60's 625, this includes:

1. vintage knobs
2. toaster pickups
3. accent vibrato

is there anything to think about when putting an accent vibrato on the standard 620?
and will I have to put a roller bridge in place of the original bridge?


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:47 am 
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Don't forget a time machine too.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:22 pm 
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{Edited by moderator to remove references/referral to non-authorized or unapproved products.}

I haven't used roller bridges on any of my four guitars with Accents and had no significant issues. I believe I saw a thread where Mr. Hall weighed-in against roller bridges as they tend to pick up rattles. (Apologies if I'm remembering incorrectly.). Others will say you need one. I'd say it depends upon your playing style. I don't divebomb or make elephant noises on Ricks, I have other guitars for that. ;) I have gone to a Mastery bridge on the 660 (665?) and will soon do that to my 350v63 (355?) and 340/345. It's a little more conducive to a vibrato, but will alter the sound/tone/umph/whateveryouwannacallit of your guitar and blow you out of the water on that "vintage" thing. I like the change the Mastery bridge brings and bought them for nearly all of my Rick 6-strings, with or without Accents. Just working my way around to installing them. The '68 365 OS will stay stock, though. :) My advice would be to skip the roller bridge for now, then add it later if you find you're having problems and think it will help. Also plenty of threads expressing opinions on all of these things.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:36 am 
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oh man you have a vintage o.s.? thats like my dream 6 string RIC


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
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Yeah, picked it up last month. Liking it quite a lot....

My apologies to the moderator for the unapproved discussion. I made a veiled reference to the product in a post early this year and the next person to post gave a link to the website (which stayed), so I thought it was ok.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:42 pm 
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A standard Ac'cent vibrato will NOT fit on a 620. It's too tall.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:36 am 
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I have a 2002 BG 620 with a factory installed Accent Vibrato.. As the Vibrato is attached to the strapbolt the location is different then where the strapbolt goes with an R Tail...

Adding an accent vibrato will mean drilling a new strap bolt hole.

Also no matter what you do to your guitar it will never be a 625. It will just be a 620VB! lol

My guitar has a standard bridge and the Vibrato works well with no issues.

I have just bought a Nov 67 FG 625 - my first 60s RIC. I will report on it when it arrives in a week or so.

I am a big fan of 600 series Rickenbackers - this one will be my 5th.

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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

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78 TR7
83 TR25


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:11 am 
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Ontario_RIC_fan wrote:
I have a 2002 BG 620 with a factory installed Accent Vibrato.. As the Vibrato is attached to the strapbolt the location is different then where the strapbolt goes with an R Tail...

Adding an accent vibrato will mean drilling a new strap bolt hole.

Also no matter what you do to your guitar it will never be a 625. It will just be a 620VB! lol

My guitar has a standard bridge and the Vibrato works well with no issues.

I have just bought a Nov 67 FG 625 - my first 60s RIC. I will report on it when it arrives in a week or so.

I am a big fan of 600 series Rickenbackers - this one will be my 5th.


Sounds very exciting, Brian! Definitely give us a report on the guitar! I learned to play guitar on a 60's Rick. Great guitar which I unfortunately had to sell about 25 years ago. I'd like to find a 60's model 615. Those were great little guitars, too.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
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Ric5150 wrote:
Yeah, picked it up last month. Liking it quite a lot....

My apologies to the moderator for the unapproved discussion. I made a veiled reference to the product in a post early this year and the next person to post gave a link to the website (which stayed), so I thought it was ok.


Sorry about that- this was necessary due to pending litigation. The entire site has now been updated to make it consistent.


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 Post subject: Re: 620 into a 625
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:36 am 
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Not sure that this picture link will work.

It is of the heel of my 2002 BG 620 with the vibrato off so you can see where the hole is for the strap bolt it is lower then normal.

Hope the link works! http://www.rickresource.com/forum/downl ... &mode=view

My currant earliest 620 is a JG from June 1977. So Having one ten years older will be cool. I am a big fan of the smaller headstock and Kluson tuners... As I say this will be my first 1960s era Rickenbacker.

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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

Amps -
78 TR7
83 TR25


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