Rickenbacker treble cover

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Amara, Feb 3, 2014.


  1. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner Supporting Member

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    (I'm assuming that this is the right forum, since this isn't actually about the pickups; apologies if that's not right.)

    I see that removal of the treble pickup cover on the Rickenbacker 4003, 4001, and similar is a thing. Conversely, I see that Lemmy had them install a 4003 pickup cover on his 4004LK to use as a handrest. Is it a pick style vs. finger style thing? What are the advantages either way?
     
  2. karl_em_all

    karl_em_all

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    I'm leaving mine on regardless. It's much too cool looking to take off.
     
  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

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    I just wish I could find a metal one instead of the cheap crappy chromed plastic...
     
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

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    I took mine off. Cheap plastic. For me. it's in the way of playing in the sweet spot. You can get an aftermarket bezel to cover the hole if you want.
     
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  6. karl_em_all

    karl_em_all

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    +1 if anything happens to mine i'll definitely be replacing it with a real one.
     

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