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Pick of the Ricks Compressed Wound Strings .010-.042 12 String

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 Product Description

Pick of the Ricks Custom Compressed Wound Guitar strings will feel very familiar.
You have probably used them for years and just haven't been able to find them lately.

They are the perfect compromise between Roundwound and Flatwound Strings.
They are proudly Made in the USA using Amercian Made Materials and Labor.


  • .010/10
  • .013/13
  • .020w/.010pl
  • .026w/.013pl
  • .034/.020w
  • .042/.026

Pick of the Ricks is proud to make these available again and at a reduced price for our valued customers.
***Purchase 3 sets or more and receive and additional 7% discount***

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  1. Easier on the hands, but not crazy about the tone.

    Posted by James m. Geiger on 9th Aug 2018

    I have a 360/12 with high gain pickups. I really want to try the flat wound Thomastik, but the aren't available yet. These don't have enough bass on the bass strings for me. I like the jangle, but I also like bottom end. That's the main reason I haven't swapped the high gains for the toaster tops. I took them off and saved them. I then put the Curt Mangan string on.

  2. Compressed wound 12 set.

    Posted by louis rampino on 10th Jun 2016

    Checked out what others had to say about these strings, all good reviews,
    Also, some of the other strings were just too expensive. I have had these on for over a week now, and they are still in tune, and sound great.

  3. Decent Strings, but QC needs improvement

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2016

    The package doesn't tell you on the outside what the string gauges are. Sure, the sleeves on the inside do, but it would be nice for reference.

    My main issue is that the high G (.010 gauge) for the 12 string was probably a .013. As I was bring it up to pitch, it started to feel stressed around D and I had a ways to go. I was able to tune it up to G, but it felt like I was pushing it tension wise. It slipped a tad after a couple minutes. I went to tune it back up the small amount it slipped and ... doink!

    I scavenged a D'Addario EXL110 set for a .010 string which worked fine. The D'Addario .010 felt better than the ones included in the package.

    I emailed them noting these issues. It's been over a week and I've received no response.

    I ordered them because I was concerned the .046 low E might not work well. The low end sounds weak with this .042. To be fair, I haven't played the 370/12 in a while, so maybe the originals sounded a bit weak, too. I'm considering moving up to the .046. It might give the low end more oomph. Or not and just be a pain to intonate.

    That's the problem with these Ricks. You don't want to experiment when it takes 2 hours do to a string change.

  4. Perfect for older Ricks (360-12)

    Posted by K O Smith on 26th Oct 2015

    Great balance and tone and doesn't damage the neck of older rick twelves' as 10-46 12 string sets do

  5. These make a difference on a 330/12

    Posted by Ernie on 27th Aug 2015

    Put a set on my 330/12 and felt the difference right away, especially on the low e-strings - the lower octave of the two intonates better than the standard Rickenbacker set. They also seem to play easier in that compressed wound feature facilitates moving my fingers up and down the fretboard with little to no resistance. Nice set of strings for the price.

  6. Sound & feel exactly like the discontinued RIC compressed roundwounds.

    Posted by Guitarfreq on 1st Jul 2014

    I went straight from the discontinued factory set to these on my 360/12V64, and I couldn't tell the difference. If you liked the old factory sets, you should be happy with these.

  7. I stopped fighting my 360/12 once I got these!

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Feb 2014

    I've had my 360/12 for about 7yrs, it's had just a few string changes in that time. With flats, the guitar felt too stiff..with regular D'Addario roundwounds I could never get it in tune. As a last ditch effort I tried this custom set, and behold I FINALLY have a instrument that is as fun to play as it is to look at! I've never had a set of strings make such a difference to a guitar before. THANK YOU!

  8. I think the strings feel light . they do not have the same feel or tone as orignal Ric strings.I orderd two sets and regret it.

    Posted by Thomas Luther on 8th Oct 2012

    It takes me quite a while to change strings on a ric 12 .As you can read in the above statement I'm not all that happy!

  9. Good replacement for the "Old" 95404 Rickenbacker Strings

    Posted by Jersey City Ric 12-string Afficianado on 13th Jul 2012

    I just put these on my '02 360/12 MG and they are a very good match to the old 95404 Ric strings that had the .042 gauge low E string. They fit perfectly without any adjustments (I had a worn out set of TI flats on previously). Intonation is good. They seem to hold their tuning well. They are "compressed roundwound" but their feel is closer to a roundwound than a flatwound IMHO. The sound is a little less bright than the Curt Mangan nickel set. The TI set is fuller sounding but also maintains the bright sparkle. Overall, a very nice set of strings and well worth the asking price.

  10. String replacements for Ric 360/12c63 that Rickenbacker doesn't stock anymore

    Posted by Doc Mednick on 12th Jul 2012

    Match the original strings on my 360/12c63 that at least right now you can't get anywhere else even from Rickenbacker themselves! The guitar restringing is another matter, hardest guitar I ever restrung, but these didn't break on me and sound great!

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