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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
Ah! Like the Gibson V2 pickups


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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
Let's hope that it sounds better than the V2 pickups.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2018, 10:46:15 AM »
I posted this bit of humor on a facebook Ric fan page and got over 200 reactions and I don't know how many comments.  ;D


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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2018, 10:54:37 AM »
 So true! :mrgreen:

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »
I think, after seeing it in real life daily for for days, I can get used to the looks of the pickups. One strange thing: they 'echo' the triangular inlays of a Ricky but this one hasn't got triangular inlays... ...I'm wondering how that would look together. More in balance?

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2018, 04:51:13 PM »
I think, after seeing it in real life daily for for days, I can get used to the looks of the pickups. One strange thing: they 'echo' the triangular inlays of a Ricky but this one hasn't got triangular inlays... ...I'm wondering how that would look together. More in balance?

Possibly, but they don't do the triangular inlays on unbound necks. If they bound the necks, people would want body binding. And then they would complain about the increased price.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2018, 12:26:48 AM »
I posted this bit of humor on a facebook Ric fan page and got over 200 reactions and I don't know how many comments.  ;D
Rickenbacker fans: "We want something new and different (and if possible, not ugly)!"
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RIC never seem to think the 5 stringer through. First was the narrow string spacing on the old S/5, then the pickups fiasco on the Cii/5, now the weird looks issue. They should have consulted a good designer. I think that most Ric fans would be happy with the old S/5 reissued with a wider string spacing, or the Cii/5 reintroduced with new pickups that cover all 5 strings.
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2018, 06:46:34 AM »
I'm already used to the looks.

'course I play a 2013 Gibson EB 5 string.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2018, 11:39:05 AM »
The proof is in how they will get that B string to sound not like pudding with a not even quite regular long scale neck. That is an issue with  the old 5er where the B sting sounds wholly different to the other strings making it more of a "4+1-" than a true 5-string.

The narrow string spacing is no issue for pick players and that, children, is after all how Rics deserve to be played! (ducking ...)
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2018, 11:42:45 AM »
I played it and despite I'm not a five string player, I noticed the strings sound very even.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2018, 05:14:15 PM »
I played it and despite I'm not a five string player, I noticed the strings sound very even.

Okay, now all they had to do is put those balanced new pickups inside chrome covers that look like part of the 4000 series theme.

If I had bought one, I'd probably order a wider guard and some sort of silvery surround, or a wider guard in matte black.

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2018, 01:42:52 PM »
I wish them success, but its not for me.  :o

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2018, 05:58:51 PM »
Now if they had matched the trapezoid pups with trapezoid fretboard inlays - small things like that matter ...
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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2018, 02:10:03 AM »
Exactly my words, Uwe!

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Re: Here we go again... the S/5 is back
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:56 AM »
Now if they had matched the trapezoid pups with trapezoid fretboard inlays - small things like that matter ...

Too "matchy-matchy". All those triangles would make it too busy. I think the absence of the big chrome ring for the treble pup is the biggest offender here. That is, if they're going to stick with that pickguard.