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Glen S
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2016, 09:18:59 PM »

1/ Roger McGuinn.
2/ Paul Weller. (1977 to about 1982?)... I kind of lost interest in him after that... Grin
3/ Johnny Marr.
4/ Tom Petty.
5/ Peter Buck.

A pic of my 1979 Rickenbacker 330. I paid about £250 for it in the early to mid 1980s, which seemed like a total self indulgence/guilt trip at the time... Shocked Shocked... Really glad I've still got it though... Smiley


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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2016, 09:37:30 PM »

Very late to the party but Noel Gallagher played a Rickenbacker on a couple of later songs. I rate his playing, not technically fab, but always just right for the song which puts him in the George Harrison book of great players in my book.
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2016, 10:26:40 AM »


1/ Roger McGuinn.
2/ Paul Weller. (1977 to about 1982?)... I kind of lost interest in him after that... Grin
3/ Johnny Marr.
4/ Tom Petty.
5/ Peter Buck.

A pic of my 1979 Rickenbacker 330. I paid about £250 for it in the early to mid 1980s, which seemed like a total self indulgence/guilt trip at the time... Shocked Shocked... Really glad I've still got it though... Smiley


Ah Ha!! †Is THAT my ole 330? †; I bought mine in 1980 (?) & flogged it early/mid 80s for about £200 (I was skint..) †Grin

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2016, 09:08:45 PM »

1. Jack Bruce
2. Geddy Lee
3. Lemmy
4. Geezer Butler
5. John Deacon

Not all of these gentlemen are known for fulltime Rickenbackering, but they have all Rickenbackered at some point in history.

The order of preference is not necessarily set in stone, although Bruce is going to be top most of the time, with or without Ricky
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2016, 10:11:41 PM »

OK, if we're talking 4-string Ricks:

Macca
Mike Mills
Tommy Stinson
Hooky

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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2016, 08:30:01 AM »




I rather thought Peter was Peter Townshend. Although he mainly plays a Strat now, as I recall.


It's a tweaked Eric Clapton model, I believe. You'd think they'd make him one of his own, wouldn't you? †Roll Eyes

I wonder how many of those he's smashed up at about £1500+ a time? Not that he pays for his kit.

And in this morning's inbox, as if by magic - The Fender Pete Townshend Strat !  Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2016, 09:19:13 AM »





I rather thought Peter was Peter Townshend. Although he mainly plays a Strat now, as I recall.


It's a tweaked Eric Clapton model, I believe. You'd think they'd make him one of his own, wouldn't you? †Roll Eyes

I wonder how many of those he's smashed up at about £1500+ a time? Not that he pays for his kit.

And in this morning's inbox, as if by magic - The Fender Pete Townshend Strat !  Smiley

www.fendercustomshop.com/features/pete-townshend-strat/


So now we know what the extra pot is for! It's been bugging me since he started using strats regularly
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2016, 09:53:31 AM »


So now we know what the extra pot is for! It's been bugging me since he started using strats regularly


I'm looking but I can't see the relevant bit - just what is it for?

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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2016, 10:03:29 AM »



So now we know what the extra pot is for! It's been bugging me since he started using strats regularly


I'm looking but I can't see the relevant bit - just what is it for?

Jules

It's an extra volume pot behind the bridge to control the blend for the Fishman piezo pickup so Pete can get acoustic-like sounds (intro to Pinball Wizard ?) without changing guitars.

Looks quite useful to me - I used to have a Parker guitar with conventional and piezo pickups, this was traded in for a Strat as I was never comfortable with the look and the balance of the instrument (pictured below), but the concept was great.


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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2016, 12:33:43 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2016, 12:46:11 PM »


I used to have a Parker guitar with conventional and piezo pickups, this was traded in for a Strat as I was never comfortable with the look and the balance of the instrument (pictured below), but the concept was great.


I can see why - it is indeed an ugly duckling - but yes, great to have that versatility in the one guitar.

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