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Do any Ricks have Active Electronics?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gottawalk, Sep 20, 2005.


  1. I haven't heard of any Rickenbackers that have active pickups, but then again, I've been away from the Rick for a while. Do they? :confused:
     
  2. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    From the Rickenbacker website:

    This made me think the 4004 had an active system, but the schematic shows it as a passive circuit. So, I guess the answer is "No".
     
  3. cuz passive is the best baby!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    passive all the way! :hyper: :hyper:

    I've always been most fond of passive due to its organic, raw tone.
     
  4. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Heh, passive is for the suckers who can't afford batteries. :bag:
     
  5. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Totally not true! (I'll get you, j/k!)
    No. Rickenbacker remains passive with all their instruments. They still sound incredible so why change it at all?