Classic Amplification Pup users

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rupture, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. rupture

    rupture Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    I have a 2012 Ric 4003. While I like it , I love the tone of the older 4001 's. Will the CA pups get me that 4001 clank. Or should I just sell the 3 and buy a 1. Thanks
  2. Iheartreverb


    Oct 31, 2013
    I'm in a similar position and thinking of getting them too.

    They are designed (and hand crafted/ wound) to be a faithful 4001 pickup copy.
    In theory this will get you much much closer to the sound your looking for without the hassle of selling your 4003 and buying a 4001 and potentially getting one you don't like the feel of.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you do it
  3. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
  4. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    My experience with CA pup's is they are pretty right on the money to a vintage sounding Ric pickup. Of course, if you don't have the .0047 capacitor installed, you're not going to be getting the vintage 4001 tone anyway, so that's important.
  5. rupture

    rupture Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Were the pot values different too ? Will that affect tone much ?
  6. Iheartreverb


    Oct 31, 2013

    Interested to know this too.

    Some say there is a world of difference in the 330k pots, some say don't waste your time and use 250 neck/ 500 bridge