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Offline flux1968

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Rickenbacker sound?
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:11:27 pm »
I love the Rickenbacker 12-string jangly sound, but a Rickenbacker's way out of my price range, even used.

Any advice on an affordable (less than $2000) guitar/equipment setup that can emulate that sound, or come close?

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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 07:29:11 pm »
There are other companies that make 12-string guitars at a much lower price. For instance, the Danelectro 59 Vintage 12 string is about £500. The Harley Benton RB-612BP is around £200.

Also, have a look at the Digitech Mosaic.

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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 07:38:10 pm »
If you can find a Duesenberg double cat 12 used it would be a decent alternative, or maybe a Burns 12 string, there is a 12 string Strat but it's not as good as the Duesenberg.
The Rickenbacker is difficult to emulate accurately because it is strung differently to most other 12 strings the treble string being on the opposite side of the lower octave string to the norme, this explains their unique sound.
As Keith points out the Digitech mosaic is a clever alternative, the emulation of the Rickenbacker 12 tone is pretty decent!

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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 09:13:41 pm »
If you can find a Duesenberg double cat 12 used it would be a decent alternative, or maybe a Burns 12 string, there is a 12 string Strat but it's not as good as the Duesenberg.
The Rickenbacker is difficult to emulate accurately because it is strung differently to most other 12 strings the treble string being on the opposite side of the lower octave string to the norme, this explains their unique sound.
As Keith points out the Digitech mosaic is a clever alternative, the emulation of the Rickenbacker 12 tone is pretty decent!

Darrell,  not following what you are saying about the way the Rickenbacker is strung. Would you mind expanding on that.

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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:51:51 pm »
David he did explain the difference,


The Rickenbacker is difficult to emulate accurately because it is strung differently to most other 12 strings the treble string being on the opposite side of the lower octave string to the norme, this explains their unique sound.


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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 11:21:08 pm »
David he did explain the difference,

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22046--string-setup-secrets?page=2

Paragraph 2 re Rickenbacker string configuration. If that helps.  8)
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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 03:33:16 am »
David he did explain the difference,

I know he did, Stitch, I just didn't understand what he meant by the portion you underlined.


https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22046--string-setup-secrets?page=2

Paragraph 2 re Rickenbacker string configuration. If that helps.  8)

Got it ... thanks, Toby (and Darrell)

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Re: Rickenbacker sound?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 08:25:52 pm »
Thanks for your answers. I wasn't aware of some of these options before.

 

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