Building Ric-like Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fender2015, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Fender2015


    Apr 22, 2013
    I am building a Ric-like 4001 bass and I am looking for pickups. I have thought of Joe Bardens and Bartolinis. Any others?
  2. Duncan does Ric pickups.
  3. Fender2015


    Apr 22, 2013
    How are they? I saw some other posting saying that people disfavored them
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  4. Classic Amplification.
  5. I couldn’t say but have heard the same. Apparently very un Ric like.
  6. Fender2015


    Apr 22, 2013
    Saw an ended sale on Reverb of them, they look cool. Looking for a sample of the sound online...
  7. Fender2015


    Apr 22, 2013
    Are they still in business? I couldn't tell from the website
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  8. I had a set which i used for years,they’re adequate,but not great.
  9. I don’t know....i would try emailing them.
  10. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
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  11. Charlzm

    Charlzm Guest

    Mar 25, 2011
    They only make the neck replacement, as has been argued in another thread. I'd prefer a whole set myself...

    To the OP - have you considered just getting a set of actual Ric pickups?
  12. Maybe these would interest you ? About $110 for the pair

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    Doubt you'll recognise the brand name Roswell but for years they've been supplying pickups to ESP,Fernandes,Fender,Spector and Status Graphite. Not 100% sure who the US stockists are but they will be out there.
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  13. pudge


    Sep 13, 2008
    See if u can find the ones in the 4004
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  14. higain617


    Sep 12, 2013
    Buddy of mine said the Bardens are awesome.
  15. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    You may want to post this in the Pickups forum.
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  16. pudge


    Sep 13, 2008
    I think NORDY just does RIC neck pickups
  17. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    How about Ric pickups? That is if you want it to look like a Ric and sound like a Ric.
  18. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    Pretty sure Nordstrand would wind a Ric pickup to custom specs for a bit more $.
    Wouldn’t hurt to get in touch and ask!
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