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Rickenbacker

17/05/2019

Who is John Hall?

Rickenbacker chairman John Hall will host his first UK event in 25 years at Sound Affects. After taking over the company from his father Francis C. Hall in 1984, John has been running and illuminating the legendary Rickenbacker business. The early 1960s saw Rickenbacker become entwined in one of the biggest music upheavals of the 20th century: The Beatles. You immediately think of the Liverpool lads as one of the main bands affiliated with Rickenbacker’s back in the day. Francis gave George Harrison his first 12-string, only the second one... Read More

04/02/2019

Rickenbacker are discontinuing Midnight Blue!

Rickenbacker has announced that they are discontinuing Midnight Blue guitars Today the brand has now stopped producing any more electric guitars in the famous Midnight Blue colour variant. The colour has been a favourite amongst our customers and we’ll deffinately be sad to see it go.. Do you have a midnight blue Rickenbacker? If so, it could now be worth a lot more money! If not, and you don’t want to miss out on adding one to your collection – we have you covered: Click here to view our last Rickenbacker... Read More

05/04/2018
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The Secret History of Guitar Effects Pedals

A Short History The sound of a guitar -as pure as it is- has been modified by performers for decades. The first amplifiers & portable PA systems came out in the 1920’s but were not originally intended for the guitar. Trumpets and trombones in the brass section ruled the roost in big bands of the time, pushing the guitar aside until it founds its voice with amplification. Unfortunately the first amplifiers didn’t sound so great, producing a very thin, almost reed like tone (think wet fart down a broken Clarinet,... Read More