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  Rickenbacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1964 Rickenbacker developed an electric twelve-string guitar with an innovative headstock design that enabled all twelve machine heads to be fitted onto a standard-length headstock by alternately mounting pairs of machine heads at right-angles to the other.
Many Rickenbackers — both guitars and basses — are equipped to be compatible with a "Rick-O-Sound" unit via an extra "stereo" output socket, that allows the two pickups (or neck and middle pickup combined/bridge pickup, in the case of three pickup instruments) to be connected to different effects units or amplifiers.
Rickenbackers were adopted by other 1960s notables, including Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Pete Townshend of The Who, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and Steppenwolf but they fell out of fashion in the early '70s, though Rickenbacker basses remained in favor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rickenbacker   (2704 words)

 Eddie Rickenbacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rickenbacker participated in many of the most historical events of the Twentieth Century and was known for surviving many serious accidents, his exceptional ambition and personal character, and his service as a American fighter pilot in World War I.
Rickenbacker arrived in France on June 26, 1917 as sergeant first-class and was assigned as staff driver for General John Pershing.
Rickenbacker suffered grave injuries, was soaked in fuel, and was immobile and trapped in the wreckage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker   (3131 words)

 Rickenbacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1964 Rickenbacker developed an electric twelve-string guitar with an innovative headstock design that enabled all twelve machine heads to be fitted onto a standard-length headstock by alternately mounting each of the machine heads at right-angles to the other.
Rickenbackers were adopted by other 1960s notables, including Roger McGuinn of The Byrds and Pete Townshend of The Who, but they fell out of fashion in the 1970s, though Rickenbacker basses remained in favour.
Many Rickenbackers - both guitars and basses - are equipped with a "Rick-O-Sound" stereo output, which allows the different pickups of the instrument to be connected to different effects units or amplifiers.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rickenbacker   (691 words)

Rickenbacker responded by becoming a juvenile delinquent--a small-time petty thief and bully who was so quick with his fists that his impoverished parents feared he would wind up in reform school.
Thus Rickenbacker and his colleagues were going to war against veteran, combat-hardened opponents-who would be equipped with superior airplanes-in a Nieuport 28 in which they had never trained and which tended to catch fire spontaneously and lose its wing in a dive.
Rickenbacker familiarized himself with the Spad during a lull in the fighting in July and August and was able to take a significant role during the September Battle of St. Mihiel.
www.afa.org /magazine/sept2000/0900ricken.asp   (3575 words)

 Air Power:Eddie Rickenbacker — America’s “Ace of Aces”
Rickenbacker moved fast in the world of automobiles and went from garage mechanic to sales before he settled into auto racing in 1910.
Rickenbacker received his wings after 17 days of training and was assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron based outside of Toule, France.
Rickenbacker returned to the United States a national hero, a position he knew was fleeting.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/rickenbacker/AP9.htm   (1444 words)

Rickenbacker got a break one day when he had a chance to fix a motorcar carrying Colonel Billy Mitchell, then chief of the Army's Air Service.
Rickenbacker and Chambers both believed they had downed Fokker, but their claims were unconfirmed, as the combat took place well over German lines.
Recovering from his dive, Rickenbacker and Chambers sought a place between the Fokkers and their lines where they might be expected to issue out and make for home.
www.acepilots.com /wwi/us_rickenbacker.html   (2941 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Eddie Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker, then one of the world's top racing car drivers, immediately enlisted with the U.S. Army upon America's entrance into the war in April 1917.
Fortunately for Rickenbacker he met with U.S. air pioneer Billy Mitchell (then a Colonel), which ended with the latter arranging for Rickenbacker to transfer to the U.S. air service in August 1917.
Rickenbacker's life was nothing if not frenetic; aside from his various wartime and civil aviation roles he also owned and operated the Indianapolis Speedway and survived a perilous lost at sea experience.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/rickenbacker.htm   (322 words)

Rickenbacker's trademark "checkered" fl and white binding set off the body, while white binding graces the neck.
Rickenbacker manufactured the world's first production electric twelve string guitar, which quickly became established as the basis for the 'English Sound' and the emerging 'Folk Rock' style.
The white binding on both the front and the back of the semi-acoustic Maple body, white pickguard and nameplate and 'trapeze' tailpiece are all authentic, along with Kluson-style keywinds and vintage reissue pickups.
www.mandoweb.com /Rickenbacker.htm   (2526 words)

 Rickenbacker ANGB
Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (Rickenbacker ANGB) is located in Franklin and Pickaway counties in a rural/residential area, twelve miles southeast of downtown Columbus and just east of the Village of Lockbourne.
Rickenbacker is comprised of a 5,000 acre (2,023 hectare) airport, and an adjacent industrial park and on-site Foreign-Trade Zone.
Rickenbacker ANGB was recommended for closure by the 1991 Commission, but as a result of a proposal by the State of Ohio, the 1993 Commission recommended that Rickenbacker ANGB be realigned rather than closed.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/rickenbacker.htm   (845 words)

 ATSDR - PHA - Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (USAF) (a/k/a Rickenbacker Air Force Base), Columbus, Franklin ...
Rickenbacker Landfill poses an indeterminate public health hazard because the nature and extent of landfill contamination has not been fully characterized.
At Rickenbacker Landfill, the principal exposure concern is that of short-term, infrequent exposure by trespassers, primarily via incidental dermal contact with soil.
If sampling analysis suggest that Rickenbacker Landfill contaminants are present at levels that could present a public health hazard, ATSDR will work with the USACE and regulators to develop an action plan that will be protective of public health.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/rickenbacker/ric_p1.html   (12972 words)

 Rickenbacker Pick Bass
Just as Rickenbacker guitars are famous for their singular sound, Ric basses have become just as sought after for their unmistakable individuality.
We sampled this Rickenbacker model 4003 fl beauty in parallel, using its unique 'Ric-O-Sound' stereo jack to send the bridge and neck pickups through an Ampeg bass cab and a Joe Meek tube compressor, respectively.
I have several of your drum sets, and the Rickenbacker Pick Bass is fantastic.
www.sonivoxmi.com /ProductDetail.asp?Item=RickPickBass   (520 words)

 American Aces of WW1 - Edward Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker was the American "Ace of Aces." He recorded 26 official victories against German aircraft during World War I and was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Between WWI and WWII, Rickenbacker bought and administered the Indianapolis Speedway and became president of Eastern Airlines.
Rickenbacker attacked an enemy Albatros monoplane and after a vigorous fight, in which he followed his foe into German territory, he succeeded in shooting it down near Vigneulles-les-Hatten-Chatel." DSC citation
www.wwiaviation.com /aces/ace_Rickenbacker.html   (243 words)

 Vintage Guitars Info - Rickenbacker vintage guitars collecting Rickenbacher
Rickenbacker serial numbers are the easiest way to find the year for a particular instrument.
The Rickenbacker unique string converter, commonly known as a "comb", was introduced on three models in 1966.
Rickenbacker Bakelite prewar lapsteels with 1 1/2" wide magnet horseshoe pickups are considered collectible and excellent sounding instruments.
www.provide.net /~cfh/rick.html   (3092 words)

 Rickenbacker Guitars
The Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar has one of the most distinctive tones that can be heard from the Beatles to YES with a tiny canadian band called RUSH in there somewhere.
The Rickenbacker 4001 was the bass used by Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee, and Chris Squire as well as John Entwistle to name a few.
The Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar is an updated version of the guitar that defined the 'British' sound in the 60's.
www.kellyindustries.com /guitars/rickenbacker.html   (954 words)

 AU-rickenbacker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rickenbacker's letters to his son provide a personal record of the father's political and social philosophy, says Dwayne Cox, university archivist.
Lewis said William Rickenbacker, who was both an Air Force pilot and a Harvard University-trained economist, strongly shared his father's outlook and was a senior editor of the National Review, which plays a key role in advocating conservative ideas.
Rickenbacker's letters to her son and the diary William kept while at Harvard, where he graduated cum laude in 1949.
www.auburn.edu /administration/univrel/news/archive/10_95news/10_95rickenbacker.html   (503 words)

 Edward Rickenbacker
In March 1918 Rickenbacker joined the United States Air Service and over the next few months became the leading USA Flying Ace when he recorded 26 victories against German aircraft.
Rickenbacker was awarded the Medal of Honor when he successfully attacked a party of seven aircraft on a photographic mission.
In October 1942, Rickenbacker, on a secret mission to New Guinea, was aboard a B-17 bomber that crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWrickenbacker.htm   (2141 words)

 Rickenbacker Airport | Real Estate
Rickenbacker has taken the benefit of its favorable location and the plentiful land available and created a multi-modal logistics and e-business fulfillment center featuring the international airport, numerous industrial parks, an intermodal facility and a Foreign-Trade Zone.
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) is actively developing land in the area through the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park.
The FCIC's most significant project is Rickenbacker's Air Cargo Terminal Complex, which serves as home to various freight forwarders and others doing business at the airport.
www.rickenbacker.org /realestate   (180 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Edward V. Rickenbacker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born Edward Vernon Rickenbacker in Columbus, Ohio, 1890.
Rickenbacker initially had a terrible problem with airsickness.
Rickenbacker received the Congressional Medal of Honor for attacking a formation of 5 German planes, downing 2 and chasing the others away.
www.worldwar1.com /biocric.htm   (324 words)

 Rembert, Rickenbacker Genealogy
Lineage Chart for Eddie Rickenbacker - "Are you related to Eddie Rickenbacker?" is a question often heard by Rickenbackers.
Rickenbacker Letters - Letters from my great-grandfather Thomas E. Rickenbacker to his parents and others (letter copies provided by Eiizabeth P. Rickenbaker).
Rickenbacker Errata - A collection of erroneous assertions that have caused me much grief.
www.borisbrooks.com /genealogy/index.htm   (727 words)

 Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House--Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic Places ...
Although overage and not a high school graduate, Rickenbacker, with the assistance of William "Billy" Mitchell, received an assignment to flight school.
After the war, Rickenbacker returned to Eastern Airlines as Chairman of the Board, a position he held until his retirement in 1963 at age 73.
The Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker House, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 1334 Livingston Ave., in Columbus, Ohio, and was recently placed on the Ohio Preservation Alliance's Most Endangered Places List.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/aviation/ric.htm   (489 words)

 Aeronautics - Eddie Rickenbacker
Eddie Rickenbacker was born October 8, 1890, in Columbus, Ohio.
In May 1918 Rickenbacker succeeded to command the 94th in the temporary rank of major.
By the end of the war the 94th had downed 69 enemy craft, of which Rickenbacker, the “ace of aces” accounted for 26 (22 airplanes, 4 observation balloons).
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aerojava/rickenbacker2.htm   (680 words)

 Boat storage, full service marina - Rickenbacker Marina, Key Biscayne, Florida - About Us
Rickenbacker Marina has been owned and operated by the same management since 1983 and has always been improving its facilities for the convenience of its customers.
Rickenbacker Marina is named for famed aviator Eddie Rickenbacker.
Famed for his leadership, and his 26 personal victories, Rickenbacker was dubbed 'American Ace of Aces' and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
www.rickenbackermarina.com /aboutus.htm   (240 words)

 AU Archives--Rickenbacker Papers Historical Sketch of Eddie Rickenbacker
From 1925 through 1927 Eddie was the "front man" for the Rickenbacker Automobile Company, manufacturers of a car he claimed to be "worthy of its name." Unusual in appearance, the Rickenbacker autos incorporated highly-advanced systems such as four-wheel breaks that later became common on all cars.
In September, Secretary of War Henry Stimson asked Rickenbacker to tour bases in England "as a continuation of your tour of inspection" and to seek out evidence of espionage.
Rickenbacker and company were lost at sea for twenty-four days.
www.lib.auburn.edu /archive/flyhy/101/eddie.htm   (2277 words)

 Rickenbacker Electro Spanish guitar history
Despite it's strange looks, this little instrument made by Rickenbacker, the leading manufacturer of electric lap steel guitars, was probably the first commercial solidbodied electric guitar to be on the market..
Throughout the late 1920s and early 1930s, the popularity of Hawaiian music and Hawaiian instruments skyrocketed, probably due to it's growing tourism industry.Both the Ukeleles and Hawaiian guitars were adored by islanders and mainlanders alike.
Determined to make their instruments stand out from the crowd, three Los Angeles based companies-National, Dodro and Rickenbacker paved the way first with resonator guitars and then with the electrified lap steel guitar in the early 1930s.
www.geocities.com /classicguitars/History/Rickenbacker-Electro-Spanish.html   (331 words)

 ATSDR - PHA - Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (USAF) (a/k/a Rickenbacker Air Force Base), Columbus, Franklin ...
Comment 6: (Page 2) ATSDR states "At Rickenbacker Landfill and five Installation Restoration Program (IRP) sites with soil contamination, remedial activities have or will further reduce contaminant concentrations and the potential for incidental exposure." Remedial activities are not currently planned for the Rickenbacker Landfill as the preliminary assessment and site investigation have not been completed.
The Rickenbacker Landfill paragraph was separated from the IRP discussion.
EPA does not agree with the statement that all sediment contaminant concentrations in the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base drainage system are within normal background concentrations are not "site-related." EPA establishes site-specific background concentrations for inorganics only and not organic contaminants.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/rickenbacker/ric_p3.html   (5684 words)

 alt.guitar.rickenbacker Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The exact neck widths for each model currently in production (basses too) are included in the specifications for each model on the Rickenbacker web site, http://www.rickenbacker.com/ Most Rickenbacker guitars in production today come with a neck that is 1 5/8" wide at the nut, and 1 15/16" at the 12th fret.
But there are also some Rickenbackers guitars in production which have a wider neck, measuring 1 3/4" at the nut and 2 1/16" at the 12th fret.
More and more Rickenbacker players are singing the praises of flat wound strings: "Pyramid flatwound strings are distributed by Vintage String Distributors, http://www.pyramidstrings.com/ and are available either directly from Vintage String Distributors or from selected Pyramid String Dealers in the USA.
www.faqs.org /faqs/music/guitars/rickenbacker   (8243 words)

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