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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 08:27:06 AM »
Someone somewhere suggested a 4005 style guard. That might work better.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 10:15:54 AM »
Someone somewhere suggested a 4005 style guard. That might work better.
I think so too.
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 10:54:34 AM »
I think the 4005 PG would be much better ascetically but it's quite obvious that they're trying to incorporate as many common non-custom parts as possible to minimize production costs.

Has there been any word regarding MSRP?

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 12:59:50 PM »
I think the 4005 PG would be much better ascetically but it's quite obvious that they're trying to incorporate as many common non-custom parts as possible to minimize production costs.
These are custom guards, the pickup cutout is different. I was disappointed to see that they traced the old double-hump pickguard.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2018, 09:17:17 AM »
What kind of bridge/tailpiece is that?

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2018, 10:10:18 AM »
What kind of bridge/tailpiece is that?

Looks like a Schaller 2000.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2018, 06:41:45 PM »
What kind of bridge/tailpiece is that?
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2018, 07:26:42 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:48 AM »
The problem with no guard at the end of the neck is that's where the truss rods get installed.  :-\ Looks way better though.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 12:41:16 PM »
The problem with no guard at the end of the neck is that's where the truss rods get installed.  :-\ Looks way better though.
They already solved that on the 4004 - moving neck pickup up to the neck end.
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 01:31:36 PM »
Never a fan of the functionality of the original Ric bridge, I still can't get used to the looks of this one!
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
Those new 5 string Rics look incredibly cheap.
I do like the pickup shape. Wonder what's inside.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 07:15:33 PM »
I'm tempted as well. But I'd need to feel it in my hands before buying.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2018, 05:51:52 AM »
Looks to me like they did widen it a little for the extra string though. And those pups are whacky!
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2018, 09:17:17 AM »
I was actually the first person outside the Rickenbacker factory playing it. First morning on the first NAMM-day, Ben Hall handed it to me.

Neck is around 47mm, so nice for a fiver. Those pickup covers were still 3D printed. Growls like a Rickenbacker should.

Ben told me the following: They've spend quite a time to get the right position for the picups. The sounded to similar, so the back pickup is moved a bit towards the bridge. And to answer Basvarken's question. I hope I understood this correctly: It are single coils with a v-shaped magnet, so you have kinda two polepieces, wider under the B, E and A, and smaller under the others. Well, of course the spaving gets smaller per string. It gives an even sound, according to Ben. Like all pickups they are made at Rickenbacker's.