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post Feb 19 2008, 01:40 PM
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So I decided to do some closet cleaning. I had some stuff, not all guitar-related but most, that I didn´t use but could sell for some cash. Mainly it was my Line6 Pod XT and my Washburn electric. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the XT, but I also have e Line6 Toneport KB37 which provides me with Gearport and most of the modelling amps and pedals and I also have the Line6 PocketPod when traveling or just for practicing. So, somewhere down the road I stopped using it. The Washburn electric I didn´t use either. I have decided that I can´t handle a Floyd Rose. It is more likely than not my fault, not the Floyd Rose´s. Another thing I didn´t like about the Washburn is that it just is too small. The body is too small and the neck is to thin. It makes my hand get in weird, stressful positions when I play so I stopped using that as well.

So I started looking and found a used solid-body Rickenbacker 230 in a guitar shop in Sweden (Jam Guitars on Roslagsgatan) and tried it out there. I talked a bit to one of the oldtimers in the store and he claimed that they hade bought it in the US a couple of years ago. The colouring (mapleglo) is a bit unusual and it had proved hard to sell. So, after talking about it, he had the guitar technicians in the shop go over it and he also gave me nice discount and voilá, I had a new guitar! It plays wonderfully and it fits me perfectly!


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My shopping spree didn´t stop there. In another shop I found a used Vox ToneLab LE. I have been thinking about a pedalboard for some time but I dodn´t want to buy yet another Line6 product. When I saw the ToneLab, I thought that my Rickenbacker needed a Valve. I don´t want to start a flame war over nothing, I really like the Line6 products, but the Rickenbacker and the Vox are a perfect match! It´s so extremely cool to use a ToneLab patch and change the tone just by using the volume and tone knobs on the guitar (I know this has more to do with the guitar, but I think the ToneLab has something to do with it as well).

Just wanted to tell someone who understands, how extremely nice it is to have such a genuinely good rig!


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post Feb 19 2008, 01:42 PM
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If you lived near me then I might have to strangle you and steal it off you lol biggrin.gif

That guitar is beautiful and I want one. sad.gif Incredible guitar.


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post Feb 19 2008, 10:20 PM
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That's great man! Congratulations, nice guitar! smile.gif


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post Feb 19 2008, 10:38 PM
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I always thought Rickenbackers were real ugly, but i've never seen that model before.
Beautiful!


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post Feb 24 2008, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 19 2008, 10:38 PM) *
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I always thought Rickenbackers were real ugly, but i've never seen that model before.
Beautiful!


Ugly?

Jeez. What can I say? A 330/360 is next on my list, even though it will take awhile before I get there.

Thanks for the kind words, that guitar is a a dream to play! And I must admit that I kind of like that it is rare guitar. Stupid, I know, but it still is... laugh.gif


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Well done!!! You've got my full respect for taking the odd path with Rickenbacker and Vox Tonelab LE instead of the usual Ibanez + Line6 POD.
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