Rickenbacker® Model 650S "Sierra" VH
Model 650S Sierra VH
The model 650 Sierra is available with a combi tailpiece or, as shown here, with a Hi-Tek vibrato tailpiece, the VH option. Maple neck and fingerboard, walnut body with gold hardware. The "neck-thru-body" system is clearly visable. Two Humbucking pickups, Schaller machineheads and a 6 saddle bridge. Mono output.
The Hi-Tek vibrato tailpiece, here on a 650 Dakota Photo: Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer gives the following advice about adjusting the vibrato tailpiece:
"... - Removing the plate on the back, you'll see 2 screws that adjust the vibrato.First, I loosened the 2 screws on the back side. This reduced the tension of the vibrato's two springs and partially raised the vibrato "up-and- away" from the guitar's body. However, the stretched strings were out-of-tune, so by "re-tuning" the strings (i.e., tightening them up to "pitch") the vibrato was further raised "up-and-away" from the guitar; eventually returning to its original location in which I have both "upward" and "downward" capabilities."
Source: the newsgroup alt.guitar.rickenbacker
Model 650S VH headstock Schaller machineheads
Model 650S VH
Courtesy of Andrew Spencer and Mike
©1999 Björn Eriksson
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