01-18-2013 05:55 PM - edited 01-18-2013 06:02 PM
Let's post some Rick stuff. I put together this video awhile back and then promptly forgot about it. I found it on my iPad today when I was working on my Mark V video.
Love the Rick Hi Gains--very underrated single coils. They really work great with the EF86 channel in this Vox.
So, here it is. My Rick 620 thru a Vox AC15 TV1H (or is it 1HTV?).
01-18-2013 06:30 PM
The opening guitar on this song is a guitar identical to yours. Yeah, Ric High Gainers are pretty much one of my favorite pickups.
01-19-2013 11:02 AM - edited 01-19-2013 11:15 AM
OK, I'll pop in.
01-19-2013 11:23 AM - edited 01-19-2013 11:29 AM
Okay, here's my beloved Ric 650S:
Used it to record the lead parts on my DV8 tune:
To which Guitar Player said: "DV8 is so arty and angular and weird. Over a pulsating groove, Andru's guitar darts in and out like a spastic robot, sputtering shards of fuzzy and jazzy lines that ooze edgy cool". - Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief, Guitar Player Magazine - March 2010
Not much jangle here, I'm afraid.
01-19-2013 12:55 PM
I only have the one. 620 with High-Gains.
01-19-2013 01:54 PM
01-19-2013 03:31 PM
Keep 'em coming!
You can really hear the second order harmonics jumping out of that EF86 Channel on my Vox. The sound is a little boxy--I might have had the amp too close to the wall when I recorded the clip, but it still sounds very much like an original, non-Top Boost Vox from the early 60's. Love it!
OK, here's something that will blow your mind. I should have recorded a clip with this setup (I may have, I'll check my iPad). Three, count 'em, three capos on my 360-12. The top one is a Spider Capo with harmonic gloves and it's set up to play the harmonics on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th strings at the 12th fret. The middle Spider Capo is holding down the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings for a faux DADGAD tuning up a few steps, and the thrid capo is just fretting all of the notes at the 4th fret.
Remember, this is a 12 stringer--yes, the Spider Capo works great on a 12.
And here's a shot of my Rick 360-6 keeping my Custom Shop Strat company in front of their respective favorite amps. Notice that it has vintage scatterwound toasters like my 12 string.
01-19-2013 07:43 PM
Hey doc, can you compare and contrast the 360 vs. 620. I'm starting to play the 360 more live. It's a bit more comfy for my strumming forearm and the tone seems a little more complex.
Regardless, here's a pic from when we opened for Blondie/Devo. I'm not showing off my hairless chest, it was 96 degrees and oppressively humid.
01-20-2013 10:43 AM
I'm absolutely in love with my Ric 360. I bought it as a graduation present to myself when I finished my medical degree and became a fully fledged Doctor.
I guess I use mine slightly more unconventionally though. It is used for pretty much the entirety of this track (with my Classic Player 50s Strat doing the occasional lead overdub). People always comment that they "didn't expect a Rickenbacker to sound like that!" :catsurprised:
01-20-2013 12:40 PM
I'm not showing off my hairless chest, it was 96 degrees and oppressively humid.
You are showing off your hairless chest, come on now, lets be honest.
01-20-2013 07:13 PM
Im quite a fan of my 4003
01-21-2013 11:17 AM
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