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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my 77 Rickenbacker
PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 7:30 am 
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Wow! Beautiful! I agree on the white truss rod cover. And you can always switch it back if it doesn't look right.


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PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 8:01 am 
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donahue wrote:
Wow! Beautiful! I agree on the white truss rod cover. And you can always switch it back if it doesn't look right.


I second that emotion!


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my 77 Rickenbacker
PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 8:46 am 
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that turned out great!


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my 77 Rickenbacker
PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 6:04 pm 
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donahue wrote:
Wow! Beautiful! I agree on the white truss rod cover. And you can always switch it back if it doesn't look right.


I second that emotion!


Wow, not cheap to go the white truss-rod cover route... anywhere from $99, and up! Here's one at Reverb for "only" $199.... :)
https://reverb.com/item/11206817-ricken ... _BwE&pla=1

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PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 6:13 pm 
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Wow, not cheap to go the white truss-rod cover route... anywhere from $99, and up! Here's one at Reverb for "only" $199.... :)

:shock: :shock: Hahahaha black is looking Soooooooo Good right now.

Actually the black one wasn't scratched up it was just covered in dust and didnt notice when taking the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my 77 Rickenbacker
PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 6:24 pm 
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Wow, not cheap to go the white truss-rod cover route... anywhere from $99, and up! Here's one at Reverb for "only" $199.... :)

:shock: :shock: Hahahaha black is looking Soooooooo Good right now.

Actually the black one wasn't scratched up it was just covered in dust and didnt notice when taking the photos.

You could always temporary paint it white and write Ric with a black sharpie magic marker ;)
Even better, "GrantBacker"!


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PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 8:15 pm 
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Duuuuude, I read back a bit, and realized you had the pearloid pickguard made....and I had a lightbulb! What about having that guy make you a matching trussrod cover!? That would be soo sick! It wouldn't say Ric but so what. That would look nice!!


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PostPosted: June 1st, 2018, 8:28 pm 
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donahue wrote:
Duuuuude, I read back a bit, and realized you had the pearloid pickguard made....and I had a lightbulb! What about having that guy make you a matching trussrod cover!? That would be soo sick! It wouldn't say Ric but so what. That would look nice!!

Yeah i thought of that but i needs to say Rick ...just not the same but I wonder if the guys that made my picguard can make that and with the Rick logo


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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 6:56 am 
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Grant wrote:
donahue wrote:
Duuuuude, I read back a bit, and realized you had the pearloid pickguard made....and I had a lightbulb! What about having that guy make you a matching trussrod cover!? That would be soo sick! It wouldn't say Ric but so what. That would look nice!!

Yeah i thought of that but i needs to say Rick ...just not the same but I wonder if the guys that made my picguard can make that and with the Rick logo

Don't let John Hall find out about it, or he'll hit them with cease and desist injunction! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my 77 Rickenbacker
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 7:15 am 
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Grant wrote:
donahue wrote:
Duuuuude, I read back a bit, and realized you had the pearloid pickguard made....and I had a lightbulb! What about having that guy make you a matching trussrod cover!? That would be soo sick! It wouldn't say Ric but so what. That would look nice!!

Yeah i thought of that but i needs to say Rick ...just not the same but I wonder if the guys that made my picguard can make that and with the Rick logo


You might be able to get one at a good price thru one of the Chinese companies that make the Ric copies. I believe there are a few members here that have experience in dealing with some of them. Maybe they might have suggestions.


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