We only have a very few of these left. We're making more, but it's unlikely that the new batch will be here before the old ones are gone. If you want one, buy it now -- because the price will be going up after existing stock is sold.
The Rickenbacker Accent vibrato seems to be a hot commodity these days. You can't buy one for love or money.
Well, we don't want your love, but we will take your money. Because we've now got a complete replacement for the Accent tailpiece.
Our vibrato is designed to vintage specs (and is interchangeable with either new or old units), but engineered to be stronger than the originals:
- Our comb uses a solid steel pivot instead of the weaker brass pivot on the old pieces. Then, we micro-weld it into place. It's not breaking, it's not popping out.
- Our springs are also made to vintage specs: they're flatter than the current springs, giving you a better break angle across the bridge saddles. And again, they've been re-engineered to be stronger than the originals.
- Our arms are also like the old ones: longer, and with a more rounded tip. And -- again -- they're stronger: we use a steel rather than brass ring.
This is what really sets our vibrato apart: we offer three different tailpieces to accomodate different guitars. If your guitar previously had an Accent vibrato installed, choose the standard tailpiece. If it came with an R tailpiece, you'll want the adapter tailpiece. If it's sporting a trapeze, the slightly wider trapeze adapter is your best bet. And if it's not a Rickenbacker, you'll need to measure the distance from the top of the guitar to the center of the hole for the strap bolt: if it's greater than 9/16" (14 mm), you want the standard tailpiece. If it's 9/16" or less, you want the adapter.
And don't forget: we also offer a full range of replacement parts for the Accent vibrato: tailpiece, spring, comb, arm, and screw.