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Michael Deering


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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 11:33 am    
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Just bought my 2nd RICKENBACHER a prewar B6 but it is a restoration project.
The output jack faces the player so it was probably made in the late 1930's. 2 vol/tone controls on high string side.
The pickup has no output when connected to a amp and the horseshoe 1 1/2" chrome is rusting. Everything looks original from pots to caps and tuners. Darn 1 tuner is not original and someone replaced the original chrome metal plates for the white celluloid probably due to rust. Even the 2 screws holding the neck to the body were rusted..
Anyone know of a source for metal plates??
Who do you recommend to send the Ricky out for restoration/pickup work?


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Cartwright Thompson


Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 1:06 pm    
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For the pickup, Rick Aiello is the man you need to contact. He’s an SGF member, look him up.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Lone Rock Free State Oregon
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 7:07 pm    
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I can service Horseshoe pickups, and remag.

I imagine the celluloid plates are original to a Wartime B6.
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Michael Deering


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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 11:47 am     ricky restore
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thanks todd I will be in contact
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 12:05 pm    
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Can you post some pictures?
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 9:56 am    
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I just finished a pre-war B7 for Bobby Ingano. It had the usual chromed plates, that were in rough condition. He didn't want to deal with re-chrome, and told me to paint them white!! Well, those plates, to my surprise, were brass & not steel, like later years. Do I had to lightly sand blast them to get the chrome off, and paint them white! And, the whole thing needed re-wiring, pots & output jack.. Don't know how long he had it, but likely in his stash !! Very Happy
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Wally Pfeifer


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 10:13 am    
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Please close my posting of April 6 2019.
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Wally Pfeifer


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Michael Deering


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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 12:54 pm     Ricky Resto Photos
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LOL....CANNOT GET THE PHOTOS TO UPLOAD! Probably my camera is taking to much graphics for this system to handle the upload.
It is a nice prewar B6 just needs the pickup rebuilt and some plates....
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 5:19 pm    
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Sometimes, parts show up on Ebay for bakelites. Just have to keep looking !
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Michael Deering


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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 7:49 am    
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THANKS BILL......I am keeping an eagle eye open...lol
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 8:39 am    
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The pre-war bakelites have a serial number stamped on the end. The one I just did was in the 700 range, so likely later 30s.. It usually starts with a Cxxx etc..

I did one for Derrick Mau, which was in the 200 range, so I Figured it was mid-30s, when they began production.
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