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Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo
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Author:  Patrickg [ Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

I loved my CW/12 until it developed the dreaded body curl. It's still playable, but I imagine in a few years it's going to be a wall-hanger.

Author:  Zurdo [ Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

it doesn't matter how many guitars one has, you can only play one at a time.


Author:  Orm_Embar [ Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

Quote:
I loved my CW/12 until it developed the dreaded body curl. It's still playable, but I imagine in a few years it's going to be a wall-hanger.


Body curl???

Author:  Patrickg [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

Body curl is when the body curls upward. The end result is almost like a archer's bow. Neck is straight, action is low, and there's a huge gap between the neck pickup and the strings. Place it on a flat surface and you can actually rock the body like a cradle. To fix it would cost $$$$.

Author:  Radioactive [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

Never heard of this affliction. I've got a 370/12CW and judging from it's construction with the neck going thru the body in a thick block of wood I don't understand how this can happen.

Is the guitar under any type of warranty, or have you taken it to someone who specializes in Rickenbacker repair?

Author:  Patrickg [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

The people I've showed it too said that the wood was probably too new/not seasoned properly/etc.

I'm the original owner, but the five year Ric warranty benchmark has long since passed.

Author:  noid4879 [ Fri May 13, 2016 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

Just got my first Ric. It is a 360 CW 6 string. I really like it. I have a long road ahead experimenting with it!

Author:  iiipopes [ Mon May 16, 2016 8:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

Just keep stacking grommets under the neck pickup. Moreover, it doesn't have to be as close to the strings as the bridge pickup to get an even response pickup-to-pickup.

Author:  pauleway [ Mon May 16, 2016 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

I'm thinking about the 360c63/12 in the future.[/quote]

Check out the new 1993Plus also. Similar to the 360c63/12, but has an "F" sound-hole (Rose Morris style) and a wider neck profile which makes it much more playable if you need a little more room like us fat fingered guys!! ;)

Author:  Zurdo [ Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Carl Wilson 12 string Fireglo

so you have about 7 Rics?? I only have about 1 so you win.

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