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 Post subject: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:53 am 
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I used to own a '91 Rickenbacker 360 in Jet Glo. High Gain pickups with the "R" Tailpiece. Loved it.. Played great and sounded great. But I didn't really use it much because the band I was in was doing more '80s Hair Metal stuff, so I sold it to fund a Les Paul..
Flash forward to today, I always wanted a 320 or 325 but never cared for the neck at the nut. So I ended up buying a '95 Ric 350 in Jet Glo with the High Gain Pickups and the "R" Tailpiece.. And it is the first 350 I have ever played. But it doesn't seem to have the "sound" or "feel" that the 360 had. Is it just me or are they that much different..?

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:29 am 
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I would *HOPE* that these guitars sound and feel different! There's about three times as much "air" in a 360 as compared to a 320 or 350. Also, the body mass that the neck reflects against is not only quite a bit different, it acts in a very different way.

The 350 is very definitely approaching the realm of a solid body guitar while the 360 is a notable hollow body. Both have their own tones and sonic realms, so it's entirely subjective as to which is better for a specific type of music.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:04 am 
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I guess I will be looking for another 360..


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:45 pm 
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The 360 is always a good choice,along with the 330.Both great sounding and reliable.This time try to avoid the '80s hair metal... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:58 am 
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I didn't care for my 360, but loves my 620/12.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Just Me...?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:28 am 
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My 350 was my first Rick, and I chose it because it happened to be in the shop, and I could afford it. If I had known more about Rickenbackers, I probably never would have bought it, and would have held out for a 330 or 360. What a shame that would have been. Set up with flatwound 11-50s, it absolutely nails so many rock n' roll tones, and is a dream to play. I enjoyed it so much that it took a decade to buy another guitar (a 330/12), because I couldn't imagine anything being an improvement. Having completed my latest round of GAS with a 360/6, I agree with Mr. Hall-they each have their strengths, but IMHO, they are both outstanding guitars.


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