Audiofanzine FR 12/14/2008

Rickenbacker 330 : Audiofanzine FR's user review

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(Originally written by Psib/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
See previous descriptions and the Rickenbacker website.

Mine is a lefty amber fireglo model.

UTILIZATION

Flat and very slim neck... Very easy to play for those with thin fingers.

Good access to upper frets, the heel begins at the 22nd fret.

The guitar is very light due to the partially hollow body.

The sound is good unplugged, it vibrates through the whole guitar which can lead to unwanted noise

from the bridge. Once the guitar is plugged, the sound is wonderful, clear and crystal-clear for

arpeggios and cutting rhythm parts. The sound is versatile and everything is possible, except for hard rock and

other violent music styles because the guitar has only single coil pickups.

SOUNDS

Its sound ranges from the 60's to today's music.

I play it with a Fender Blues Junior tube amp that fits this guitar perfectly.

I think a tube amp is necessary to get the right SOUND!!!

The settings are simple but the knob that adjusts the balance between both pickups is very sensitive so you'll need some time to learn to use it well.

I like 60's and 70's music so it's the perfect guitar for me.

OVERALL OPINION

I've owned this guitar for one month. It was not easy to find because I needed a lefty.

Its only weak point is the unwanted noise generated by the beautiful bridge (I guess).

I own several Fender and Gibson guitars and this one is the most beautiful.

The price is ok considering similar instruments.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.