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My Rickenbacker 650D copy

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My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Michiel Wildenberg » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:48 am

Hi there,

Been a while since I've been here, since building has disappeared to the background for a couple of years. But last week I finished a new build of a guitar-model I always wanted to have, a Rickenbacker 650D.

Here's the result, hope you guys like it. It's definitely my best build so far:

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Re: My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Michiel Wildenberg » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:14 am

Some specs:

Neck: Maple
Body: Walnut
fretboard: Some kind of rosewood
scale: 24"
pickups: Filtertrons

It has a 4 way rotary switch to select Neck, neck+bridge out of phase, neck+bridge in phase, bridge.
The other control is volume. In my experience I almost never use a tone control so I left that one out.

It has an aluminium control plate and I used sincspray to shield the cavity. Almost no hum.

It sounds really fat for a filtertron loaded guitar. That surprised me a bit but overall i'm very happy with how it sounds :-)
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Re: My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Jim McConkey » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:31 pm

Nice looking guitar!

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Re: My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Alexander Higgins » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:13 pm

Nice Job! I always liked that body shape, been thinking about a short-scale bass build using that design. What did you use for clearcoat?
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Re: My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Michiel Wildenberg » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:59 am

Hi there Alexander,

I used Tru-oil. About 6 layers just wiped on with some clear cloth (old t-shirts). Nice finish although I should polish it with steelwool.

@ Jim: Sorry for using a fictional username. I have no idea how to change it to my real name in my account settings. It must be more then 8 years since i've been on the forum :shock:
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Re: My Rickenbacker 650D copy

Postby Charlie Schultz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:58 am

Just send me a PM and I'll fix your username, thanks.
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