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"Rickenbacker" 660/12 Manufactured in China

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Before Modifications

This feature added 1 August 2021

660/12 "Rickenbacker" 12-String Guitar (Manufactured in China)

Modified by DrmJ

MODIFICATIONS COMPLETED:

 

 

*REPLACED original, cheap “Toaster” NECK Pickup (1240k) w/”Rickenbacker” Alnico Single Coil NECK Pickup (5.98k)

 

*REPLACED original, cheap “Toaster” BRIDGE Pickup (1225k) w/Gretsch Electromatic Lap Steel NECK Pickup (Single Coil?) (5.40k). Purposely used this particular Neck Pickup, instead of a Bridge Pickup for a replacement Bridge Pickup.

 

*All 5 Stock (500k) Potentiometers REPLACED with 1m Bourns, Linear Potentiometers.

 

*INSTALLED .047 CDE Orange Drop Capacitors on all 5 Potentiometers, as “Treble Bleeds”.

 

*REPLACED original, plastic Nut with a TUSQ (man made ivory) PO-1500-00 Nut.

 

*Fretboard: Polyurethane stripped off; Sanded, Stained, Polished.

 

*Frets: Filed smooth and true (flat); polished.

 

*Neck: Straitened via truss rod.

 

*Strainer: Replaced with appropriate Rickenbacker strainer.

 

*Cosmetic: Replaced Pick Guard, Headstock Emblem, All Knobs, and Toggle Switch Tip.

 

*Strings: Replaced with “Pyramid Gold”, 100% Pure Nickel Wrap, Handwound, Vintage Flatwound Strings; Made in Germany; $40 per set.

 

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