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Rickenbacker Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kurtis Strange, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Kurtis Strange

    Kurtis Strange

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hey guys,

    Really loving the website. Pretty new but alot of great information on here.

    I'm pretty new to the whole electronics situation, so I'm going to ask for some advice - does anybody have any suggestion for electronics/pickups for the Rickenbacker 4003? I'm aiming for a hard rock, metal (all genres) sound but with the option to explore other genres obviously.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    The stock pickups are the best and most versatile, especially if you have the newer version of high gains with adjustible pole pieces.

    For more information: rickresource.com
  3. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    the newer pickups are 12k and the older high gain 11k, the really old pre 90s are 7.8k. there a big diffrence with the two newer pickups and they the ones to go for.
    get that Lemmy (Motorhead) type heavy sound!