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Subject: Re: What is Gibson VariTone??
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On Apr 18, 1996 18:56:26 in article ,
‘ad05–(at)–fn.saskatoon.sk.ca (TIMOTHY GUEGUEN)’ wrote:

>As far as stereo goes, on the 355 each pickup goes to a different amp. I
don’t
>know about the Rick stereo. I’ve also heard of stereo setups where the
bass
>strings go to one amp and the treble to another. There are several others

>tooo.

I don’t know about the 355, but I do know about the Rick-O-Sound” stereo.
On Rickys with this feature, each pickup is routed to “its own” separate
output which is on a single 1/4″ stereo “Rick-O-Sound” output jack on the
guitar. Into this jack you plug the cord from a “Rick-O-Sound” adaptor box
(a $70 accessory that Rickenbacker claims is not just a “Y” adaptor, but I
suspect is awfully close – perhaps it has some additional passive R/C
circuitry inside to tailor freq. response and/or impedance). The
“Rick-O-Sound” adaptor box has two standard 1/4″ mono outputs – essentially
one for each pickup. Each output from the box can then be routed to a
different amp, to a different input channel on the same amp (assuming the
amp has separate dedicated channel inputs), etc…

Most Ricky users seem to ignore the “Rick-O-Sound” feature altogether and
just use the standard 1/4″ mono output jack next to the “Rick-O-Sound” jack
– but I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with my Ricky in stereo.

Richard Gordon
rgordo–(at)–sa.pipeline.com

 

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