Rich-E-Split

The Rick-O-Sound (Rickenbacker)

Stereo Signal Split Box

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What's in the Box?

 


 
We start with the box itself.  It is premium grade, tough and durable, and reinforced on all inner surfaces and corners.  Since it is not a stomp box (foot switch), we chose plastic to help reduce the chance of metal-induced hum.  Then the holes are drilled to receive the Switchcraft™ jacks.
 

 
 
Next the heavy-gauge foil shield tape is applied to all surfaces, including the top.  The tape adhesive is very strong and assures a complete, tight and secure fit.  It will never come loose.  This foil shield is conductive throughout, and shares common grounding with all three jacks.   We do this to help reduce interference or hum from external sources.   A continuity meter tests the complete shield/ground system.
 

 

All jacks are genuine Switchcraft™ jacks.  They are simply the best.

You can feel the difference as soon as you plug in.  The spring resistance is strong (you want that) and you can tell it will stay strong for life.  Then you get that "snap" of confidence when your plug is fully engaged and securely held firm in place.  You don't get that same feel and confidence from any other jacks.
 

 
 
The jacks are installed (after the foil shielding) and mounted to large industrial washers to add sidewall strength for a lifetime of plugging in.  Then the connections are made.  We use heavy gauge strand wire with heavy jacketing for the pickup send circuits.  Then comes the grounding braid common to all jacks. All connections are pre-soldered, then join-soldered using premium silver solder.
 

 
 

A lot more happens before the final label is applied.

All connections are first stress-tested with tools to look for (and correct) any potential weaknesses.  Then all connections and shields are checked and cross-checked with a continuity meter.

Next, the lid is securely screwed in place and the Rich-E-Split box goes to instrument testing.  We use an ART stereo dual tube pre-amp with headphones on our Rickenbacker 360/12 to test the individual pickup circuits.  We do this to make sure the signals are clean and clear, with no noise induced by regular amps.  Finally we connect our Ric to two amps, one for each pickup, and make sure the box performs flawlessly and responds properly to the Ric pickup selector switch.

If everything passes testing, the laminated label (with connection guides) is applied, and the box is packaged with an inspection-passed tag and the owner's manual - ready to ship to you!

 

 
 
Rick-O-Sound™ is a Registered Trademark of Rickenbacker International Corporation.
Rich-E-Split is in no way affiliated with, endorsed, supported, or authorized by Rickenbacker International Corporation.