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4001/ 4003 pickup confusion??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zazz, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    just wondering what the situation is with the bridge pickup on the rici 4001 or 4003 ...does it need the cover or can you take it off?? are some cosmetic and are some the acctual horseshoe magnet that should be left in place. And if it needs to be left in place how do players deal with the fact that pickup cover is right where you need to pick those strings!! just doesnt seem that clear form my searches so far!! thanks guys :bassist: :bassist:
  2. Depends if it's a real horseshoe pickup.....on a V634001, or a CS4001; those are the real deal, and I don't think you can remove it, as the horseshoe is actually part of the pickup...

    On a plain jane 4001, or any 4003 though, it's just a piece of plastic....mine's been off since day one, awaiting my lazy *ss to put it on ebay...