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  1. Used.guitarcenter.com search "riviera" they have a nice natural one going for $750...good luck!
  2. They used to make a 12 string Riviera. I have the elitist version with minis and love it. They should really bring a 12 string Riviera back...
  3. They all came with a white truss rod cover.
  4. I almost got my hands on an Elitist 6 string Riviera (1st run) a few months back. I've been kicking myself since for not making the trip. I'd love to get the '66 Elitist to go along with my elitist 12 Riviera.
  5. The sunburst on the far left is a 2003 elitist 12 string. The sunburst next to it is a 1995 Peerless made Riviera.
  6. I'm looking for two black tulip vintage 3 x 3 style tuners. Anyone know of a place to get these or even just a replacement button? I particularly don't want to buy a new pack of 6 Thanks!
  7. I have an elitist 12 string Riviera. The guitar is amazing, I strongly recommend anything from the elite/elitist line.
  8. I've had quite a few of the peerless Rivieras. I have a cherry and a sunburst right now but I've owned pretty much every color-natural, metallic black, silver sparkle, turquoise, burgundy mist. This one is not the turquoise finish as mentioned before. I guess the Peerless factory just had a very small batch of some odd colors.
  9. I just came across this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Epiphone-Riviera-Electric-Guitar-aquamarine-white-/161272368486?pt=Guitar&hash=item258c950d66 I've never seen or heard of a Riviera in that color. Actually, I don't think I've seen any Epiphone with that finish. Anyone ever see this finish before?
  10. Very nice! I had one of the TQ Sorrento's while back and I just sold my TQ Riviera. Now I only have my TQ Casino VT
  11. Yes, it is the same problem. I was thinking about trying a neck pickup in the bridge position, hopefully the angle does not alter the tone too much. I don't want to route the bridge position to lower the pickup into the guitar but I guess that would also be an option. I think I'll try the neck pickup idea and maybe create a shim to decrease the angle. I'm not in any rush because I really love the sound of the bridge pickup and the action really isn't too bad…I just wish I could lower a little more.
  12. Yes, it is the same problem. I was thinking about trying a neck pickup in the bridge position, hopefully the angle does not alter the tone too much. I don't want to route the bridge position to lower the pickup into the guitar but I guess that would also be an option. I think I'll try the neck pickup idea and maybe create a shim to decrease the angle. I'm not in any rush because I really love the sound of the bridge pickup and the action really isn't too bad…I just wish I could lower a little more.
  13. I'm not sure what I was thinking a longer tailpiece would achieve...there isn't a shim underneath, I'm going to pull out the pickup and see if there's an unusual amount of room in the cover. Hopefully I can get away with swapping the covers or sanding the existing cover down because I really like the sound of these pickups!
  14. I just got a new Matsumoku Epiphone Casino. The action was set up to about medium height, so I wanted to lower it some for preference. After adjusting the bridge and lowering the action, I noticed that the higher strings hit the bridge pickup when played on the higher frets (around the 17th fret). I haven't had any issues like this with any of my other Casinos. Has anyone else encountered a similar problem? This Casino actually has the 16th fret neck/body join unlike my others. I was wondering if I might be able to replace the pickup covers, or maybe a longer trapeze tailpiece could help. What do you guys think? P90's don't have much room for adjustments other than the individual pole pieces, which are already low. Thanks!
  15. I'm the one selling the turquoise Riviera on the bay. I know it's a bit pricey, I'm trying to cover all of the fees eBay charges. This should probably be posted in the trading post, but I thought I'd let you guys know that I'd be happy to make a deal if anyone is interested. The price is negotiable so feel free to shoot me an offer if you are interested! Thanks!
  16. Did it come with a case? $340 for a Sheraton is a pretty good deal. As far as the stress crack on the heel of the neck is concerned, I've seen this on many Epiphones and generally there aren't any problems. It's very common and if you like everything else about the guitar I'd say keep it. I've had Rivoli basses (335 style, similar to a Sheraton) with stress cracks on the heel of the neck where it meets the body and I have never had any problems. The bass of course also has a lot more tension on the neck due to the thicker strings than a Sheraton. Come to think of it, I had a natural Sheraton with a very similar crack and again no problems. On the other hand, Guitar Center is usually pretty good about returns. If you tell them the guitar came with a crack and it wasn't how it was described over the phone, they will usually reimburse the shipping. If you have a Guitar Center close by you can return in there as well. Good luck and HNGD! Rivoli Sheraton
  17. Well I've owned 4 of these basses over the years and I've had the same "problem" with all of them. There's no real "problem" with any of them, obviously or else there would be some recall or something. I just think my playing style doesn't produce the sound I want to hear from this bass. I mostly play guitar and I have other basses; so having this one just sitting here not being played is not right. I decided to sell it and just play the other basses I own that I do like the sound of.
  18. Thanks for the info! I'm waiting to hear back from the post office right now so no repairs can be done quite yet. I think the strings are definitely the problem with my rivoli so I'm going get some new short scale strings when I get a chance.
  19. That's really good to know; thanks for all the info! I will definitely invest in some files from Stewmac when I get some extra cash.
  20. No problem RTH! dporto: Ya the nut is definitely too wide. I would love to learn to start making my own nuts however, tools seem to be a bit pricey. I know in the grand scheme of things they will pay for themselves, but I do not have the extra funds to buy them at the moment. I'm looking at stewmac, are there other tools that are more reasonably priced? Thanks!
  21. I actually got a great deal on a black Rivoli bass but it arrived with a broken neck so I'm working with USPS to get reimbursed . I was hoping to test them side by side, but I think that idea is out the window.
  22. I tried playing direct in while recording and I get the same results. I have a Fender Jazz bass and it is balanced out of the amp. I worked with the bridge saddles yesterday and I set the intonation, but it didn't help. The nut looks fine as well. The E seems to be more slinky or floppy than the other strings. I think I need a set of strings with a thicker/higher tension E. I've read else where that other people with short scale basses had similar problems with certain strings. I actually just switched the strings to Rotosound RS88LD black nylons. I had a set lying around that I forgot about. The tension on the E is about the same. I noticed however, when I palm mute the bass the strings sound a lot more balanced. If I palm mute and play with a pick or my thumb it sounds great. When I play with my index and middle there is volume loss on the E string. I think this is attributed to the E string moving back and forth more over the pickup screw and not staying more or less centered over it. Do you generally play with a pick or thumb? I'm considering another string change for a higher tension E, I am going to have to play this bass with a pick or my thumb in the mean time. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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