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Marshall / Marshall JVM series
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:00:12 AM »
The Marshall section has been empty for too long. Here is a first topic. I am very curious to know more about the Marshall JVM series amps. Anyone in this forum who has tested it?

General / Updated address to Rickbeat Guitar Forum
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:42:58 AM »
Rickbeat Guitar Forum is moved to the following location

I have also moved and updated the sql database to my rickbeat web server. If you notice any missing files or other problems, please let me know!


That's Life / Stroke update
« on: April 05, 2008, 02:33:45 PM »
I just thought I should give you an updated report from the recovery process. My strenth and coordination is much better now thanks to a lot of training. I have also managed to use my right hand for some picking and that's a great development.

The doctors seem have a clue to what happened and the origin of the problems is located to my heart. In order to prevent/lower the risc that this happens again I will go through a heart surgery. I will go for an initial examinition on April 11 but I don't know the surgery date yet.

General / NEW Gallery/Models closed
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:23:24 AM »
I decided to shut down the NEW Gallery/Models section of my site. There has been too many spam attacks to the comment sections and I find it very annoying and useless.

The user photos will be posted in the regular gallery and models sections of my site.

You may also send new photos to my email address.

Take care


Soundcheck / MOVED: Strings
« on: December 23, 2007, 11:28:19 AM »

Bass & Guitar Strings / Strings @ Pick Of The Ricks
« on: October 13, 2007, 12:43:56 PM »
Have you tried these?
You find them here:

The Curt Mangan® Company believes all players deserve and demand a premium string with sonic clarity like no other. After being part of a major string companies team for 17 years, Curt decided is was time to produce strings that are FusionMatched® and create a tone that is pure and perfect.
FusionMatched® is our trademarked proprietary method that combines the highest quality, 100% made in the USA wire and 100% USA workmanship to produce strings with exacting core-to-wrap ratios and tolerances.

"Real Strings Real Tone™" "That what we do. We did not reinvent the string, but we make the best string money can buy and we make it the same way from the same materials every time. We do not shop around for the lowest price on wire. We purchase our premium wire from the same source... all the time. We do not coat our strings and we do not follow several automatic manufacturing techniques that may actually increase string breakage. All of this helps provide strings with maximum longevity. Our Strings are not for everyone, but they are perfect for those tired of mass-marketed products and manufacturing mediocrity, String tone is our passion as guitar players and as string industry veterans. Curt Mangan® FusionMatched® strings are the best strings, period!"

Rickenbacker Guitar Models / Peter Buck - 360JG w playmate decal
« on: October 11, 2007, 08:54:38 PM »
Where can I find this shiny girl decal?

"The design is an artistic take on Peter Buck's main Rickenbacker 360 that he has had for many years designed by John Hall of Rickenbacker International Corporation."


"There was a question awhile back about what type and gauge strings Peter Buck uses on his Rickenbacker 360 JG. My answer was that all I remembered was that it's a rather heavy set.  But now here's the definitive answer:

..013 Plain- Swedish Steel

..017 Plain- Swedish Steel

..026 Wound- Nickel Steel

..036 Wound- Nickel Steel

..046 Wound- Nickel Steel

..056 Wound- Nickel Steel

These are Dean Markley individual strings. His guitar (the one with the trucker's playmate sticker on it) is currently here at the factory so that we can set up a new instrument exactly like his old one, using the string set listed above."

[John Hall, 4/14/1999, posted to "alt.guitar.rickenbacker" Newsgroup]

Rickenbacker Guitar Models / Steve Howe - 12-string Rickenbacker
« on: October 07, 2007, 01:05:31 AM »
I am working on a small feature about Steve Howe for my site. It is not finished yet but I post a link here anyway.
There are a few nice guitar photos and some text.

Rickenbacker / Rickenbacker amp photos
« on: October 04, 2007, 07:42:07 PM »
I would like to encourage you to post pictures of various Rickenbacker amp models.
Below is one of the Transonic amp models standing in the RIC factory showroom in Santa Ana.

Here is a great photo of brilliant combination/design.

Hiwatt / HIWATT - another historic amp from Britain
« on: October 04, 2007, 07:28:40 PM »

This combo amp seems to be a good choice for various venues and situations.
Using a specially wound output transformer, the Studio/Stage Combo can switch from 20 watts to 40 watts of power, while retaining its Class A pure tone.

Features include High and Low sensitivity inputs, Gain with switchable boost, Bass, mid, Treble, full size accutronic spring reverb and master volume control. Equipped with 2 Fane 12" speakers all assembled in an 18 marine ply cabinet.

Famous artists have used Hiwatt amps since the 60's!
I think I know WHO has been here..... ;D

More interesting reading can be found here:

Vox / MOVED: JMI amps
« on: October 03, 2007, 11:55:37 PM »

The guitar master Jimi Hendrix holding a Rickenbacker. I wonder, did he ever played a Rickenbacker on stage?

Fender / The best Fender combo amp?
« on: September 14, 2007, 08:21:29 AM »
I wonder if the new Hot Rod series and Blues Deluxe amps are reliable? Anyone in this forum who is familiar with these "new" amps.
I really like the look of the Blues Deluxe Reissue and it's not too expensive...

The '65 Twin Reverb Reissue is maybe a better choice then the ones above? Tell me about your own experience with Fender Amps.

Blues Deluxe Reissue

Rickenbacker Guitar Models / Selmer style knobs
« on: September 02, 2007, 09:44:14 PM »
Anyone who can tell me where to find knobs looking like these? 

I have just modified my Fender and replaced the standard vintage pickups with vintage noiseless ones.
The other pickups where humming and could sometimes be quite noisy.
Now it is silent.  :-X
I also changed the three way switch for a five way.

Now I have a guitar that is a mix of old and new with the best of both worlds.

I will try to record some test music using my new Vox Tonelab LE.
I love the Fender sound but I must admit that it's when I use my Rickenbacker 330 and the Vox something magic happens.  :o

Here is a sample when I am using my "old" Tonelab and Fender....

Here is a new sample with Fender Vintage Noisseless pu's.

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