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  • Originally posted by jimmie ray View Post
    Rickenbocker products have a cool look to them. I've never seen a lead guitarist with one in their hands.Any hands on insight to this?
    It's partly due to the semi hollow bodies; they aren't particularly suited to lead playing as much as a Strat, Les Paul, or any derivative solid body, which generally have more sustain and are less susceptable to feedback at high gain/volume.

    Also, the Rick fingerboards are unique; they are basically the same width from the 1st fret to the 24th fret, so playing up high isn't the same as the aformentioned guitars, because their fingerboards widen out a bit
    "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
    "No...I didn't."
    "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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    • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post
      It's partly due to the semi hollow bodies; they aren't particularly suited to lead playing as much as a Strat, Les Paul, or any derivative solid body, which generally have more sustain and are less susceptable to feedback at high gain/volume.

      Also, the Rick fingerboards are unique; they are basically the same width from the 1st fret to the 24th fret, so playing up high isn't the same as the aformentioned guitars, because their fingerboards widen out a bit
      Brian Setzer "might" disagree with that.
      Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.

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      • Originally posted by jimmie ray View Post
        I read that he used a Rickenbacker for the Abbey Road album. I see you posted that he had used that over the Hofner on some albums before that, too.
        I always felt McCartney developed significantly over the course of his Beatle years - many of their early stuff, his playing was almost like Polka beat. Maybe he needed an instrument with more versatility and tone. Maybe once they stopped touring, and the frustration of being drowned out by screaming fans was gone - he stepped it up. Maybe it was the times and music changing. Maybe it was the great psychedelic drugs?
        It's funny; musicians argue this stuff all the time: which guitar did so and so use on what tune etc.
        Most times the musicians themselves can't even remember.
        Quite frankly, it's not important. Most players will sound like themselves no matter what instrument they use.
        However, concerning the particular track "Something", it's the Hofner. Also on that album "I Want You She's So Heavy" is the Hofner. They rest of the tracks are the Rick and a couple with a Fender J*** ("Oh Darling")
        "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
        "No...I didn't."
        "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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        • Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
          Brian Setzer "might" disagree with that.
          Why?
          "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
          "No...I didn't."
          "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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          • Oh, you're talking about his Gretsch, which is semi hollow....

            Well, I think Jimmie means leads like Page/Gilmore etc....
            "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
            "No...I didn't."
            "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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            • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post
              Why?
              Because semi-hollows to me are much more often lead guitars then rhythm.
              Not just Gretsch's, but Gibson 335's, Casino's, Sheridan's etc.

              I mean B.B. King, Gary Clark Jr, Brian Setzer etc....are/were some of the greatest lead guitar players in the world.
              Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.

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              • Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                Because semi-hollows to me are much more often lead guitars then rhythm.
                Not just Gretsch's, but Gibson 335's, Casino's, Sheridan's etc.

                I mean B.B. King, Gary Clark Jr, Brian Setzer etc....are/were some of the greatest lead guitar players in the world.

                I agree.....again I think (maybe I'm wrong) Jimmie was referring to more solid body lead players whose sound was more over driven.
                Everyone you named, while excellent, are clean lead players, so the things I mentioned about the hollows don't really apply.

                However....I'm sure Eddie Van Halen could make a Rick sound just like Eddie anyways.....
                "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
                "No...I didn't."
                "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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                • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post
                  I agree.....again I think (maybe I'm wrong) Jimmie was referring to more solid body lead players whose sound was more over driven.
                  Everyone you named, while excellent, are clean lead players, so the things I mentioned about the hollows don't really apply.

                  However....I'm sure Eddie Van Halen could make a Rick sound just like Eddie anyways.....
                  Hard to say what is and what is not a better rhythm or lead guitar. Tele's seem to be a very popular rhythm guitar. PRS's are completely versitile. We've all seen Strats as both. I guess you're right. Ultimately it's the player that matters. good players can make any guitar work for any purpose.
                  Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter accusations.

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                  • Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                    There were times when they both played Rickenbackers. also Lennon often played an Epi Casino. And sometimes the other way around.

                    Well, how about that - 40 something years of going to concerts and looking at rock musicians pics, and I don't remember ever seeing a lead guitarist of note playing a Rick... then I come here and see 2 in one day.

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                    • Originally posted by Morehead State View Post
                      Brian Setzer "might" disagree with that.
                      Don't forget the Nuge... I recall him saying "This guitar will blow the balls off a charging rhino, at 300 yards away"!

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                      • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post
                        It's funny; musicians argue this stuff all the time: which guitar did so and so use on what tune etc.
                        Most times the musicians themselves can't even remember.
                        Quite frankly, it's not important. Most players will sound like themselves no matter what instrument they use.
                        However, concerning the particular track "Something", it's the Hofner. Also on that album "I Want You She's So Heavy" is the Hofner. They rest of the tracks are the Rick and a couple with a Fender J*** ("Oh Darling")
                        Thanks, Joe - I'll defer to your knowledge on these subjects.

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                        • Originally posted by jimmie ray View Post
                          Thanks, Joe - I'll defer to your knowledge on these subjects.
                          Please don't....unless McCartney says it himself (which he never has) I'm just going with my ears. I've got a 50/50 chance of being right.....but there's only a 20% chance of that....
                          "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
                          "No...I didn't."
                          "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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                          • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post
                            Please don't....unless McCartney says it himself (which he never has) I'm just going with my ears. I've got a 50/50 chance of being right.....but there's only a 20% chance of that....
                            When I think of the bassists that have favored Ricks, none of them are melodic like McCartney. The ones I mentioned earlier, I do put at the top of my list - but the playing style is completely different.

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                            • Originally posted by jimmie ray View Post
                              When I think of the bassists that have favored Ricks, none of them are melodic like McCartney. The ones I mentioned earlier, I do put at the top of my list - but the playing style is completely different.
                              Chris Squire was pretty melodic.

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                              • Originally posted by Sarcasman View Post
                                Chris Squire was pretty melodic.
                                He was a lot of things. Certainly melodic, while Jon Anderson was singing - but Yes had a lot of very long, intricate songs, and he would quickly take off during the instrumental sections. Very aggressive bass player. One of the greatest.

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