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 Post subject: String questions
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:00 pm 
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Hello everybody, Great site!

I am new to the Rickenbacker community. I just bought my first Rick (a 620/6) the other day. I always thought in the past that Rickenbackers would be too bright for me, especially being made of maple (myself being an arborist by trade). I pulled one of these off the wall in a local shop and plugged it into a Vox and was blown away! Lets just say that my fender strat has not seen the light of day in a while. My question is this: from this site I see that the stock strings are 10-13-17-26-34-42. What brand does Rickenbacker stock its guitars (mainly this one) with? Does anyone like any other brands?

Bri


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 Post subject: Re: String questions
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:43 pm 
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Bri,

I've been a Rickenbacker player for over 20 years. I'm passionate about Rickenbackers! I use Rickenbacker strings, mainly because they make the necessary guages all in one set: 10-42.
I've got a 620-12 and it's a blast. Welcome and enjoy your new Rickenbacker!

Eggman


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 Post subject: Re: String questions
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:58 am 
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Wow, I didn't know Rickenbacker made their own strings. I'll have to check around to find them. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: String questions
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:22 am 
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IMO, the Ric 10-42 compressed round wound strings go a long way to giving that quintessential Ric sound. I haven't found any other strings that do it.


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 Post subject: Re: String questions
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:04 am 
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I agree with TonyCarey about the sound. The RIC strings are definitely a contributing factor. I would hope that any RIC dealer would have the strings. Fortunately, I have three dealers within a few miles so I guess I can count myself lucky. There are also a number of on-line locations to purchase RIC guitars and parts. Anyway, stay with the RIC strings on that fine guitar. I have done a good deal of experimentation with strings and it is true that the strings can have a very noticeable effect on the sound and it is not always for the better.


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 Post subject: Re: String questions
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:03 am 
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It would be even better if all the international distributors did also have these strings. I really love them. The original Rickenbacker strings are definetely the best strings available for any Rickenbacker guitar.

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