Lemmy Signature Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by HeebHammer70, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. HeebHammer70


    May 29, 2011
  2. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    Just got some spam about this in my email.

    I am VERY curious. Hope there's a demo vid forthcoming.

    My undestanding is that the "classic" Lemmy mod is a Thunderbird pickup (mudbucker?) in the neck but a stock bridge pickup. Not sure when he moved to three pickups, but it must have been before Ric made his signature bass, since those are three pickup basses and supposedly they're based on what he was using at the time. I believe the sig basses use three Ric humbuckers, so I guess this is the SD take on those pickups?

    Description leaves something to be desired - does the bridge pup fit under a stock 4001/4003 bridge cover?
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
  3. MotorTed


    Apr 16, 2006
    CT, USA
    Lemmy early on used a Thunderbird pickup yes. Mudbucker is a different Gibson pickup. I wonder if the Pickguard model in the background would mount to a Thunderbird? These would look killer on a Blackbird!
  4. MotorTed


    Apr 16, 2006
    CT, USA
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  5. CircleOfCrows


    Mar 28, 2013
    Actually really interested in these- has anyone tried them yet?
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  6. JackBass421


    Mar 13, 2018
    I realize this thread has been silent a while but I always heard Lemmy never installed his Duncan Signiture pickups in his basses before his death. I found proof this is not true. Was looking at Lemmy pictures trying to see his pickup selector setting. Whether he mostly used neck middle or bridge. Anyway by accident I notice Lemmy's bridge pickup has pole pieces unlike the middle and neck. So it's easy to see he's using the Duncan Lemmy signiture in the bridge position only. Middle and neck is stock Rickenbacker HB 1 pickups. See for yourself he did use his signature pickups a bit afterall. The Duncan Lemmy pickups are supposed to be very similar to Rickenbacker HB-1's but with pole pieces better lined up to the string spacing on a rickenbacker

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