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Question about rickenbackers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by relman, May 26, 2001.


  1. I got to play one for about a couple minutes, but i didn't get to try out the "rick-o-sound" output...what's the diff???
     
  2. Is this not a stereo output?
     
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Has nothing to do with this question, but what is that "guard" over the Ric's pickups for? Older Fenders have it too. What is dat?
     
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    String mute. Self-explanatory.
     
  5. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    You're right, I must be a feeb for being so dumb.
     
  6. back to my question....!?!?!?!
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    the rick o sound is a system that let you split the pickups in two different amps. this means that you put the neck pickup in one amp and the bridge pickup in another amp. in terms of sound this let you have two different equalizations and sounds. you'll have the beautiful sensation of beeing enveloped in the bass sound, a stereo like experience. i used to pluf the neck pickup with a warm eq settings an my old eko tube head and the bridge pickup with chorus or flanger or distortion in an svt3pro head. it was great!!
     
  8. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Dang :(...too slow agin' :p . Don't forget you'll need a "stereo"
    cord to take advantage of it ;) .

    Here's a schematic from the Ric site...

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  9. It's actually just a cover. The mute is built into the bridge itself.