Rickenbacker treble cover

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Amara, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner

    Jan 13, 2014
    (I'm assuming that this is the right forum, since this isn't actually about the pickups; apologies if that's not right.)

    I see that removal of the treble pickup cover on the Rickenbacker 4003, 4001, and similar is a thing. Conversely, I see that Lemmy had them install a 4003 pickup cover on his 4004LK to use as a handrest. Is it a pick style vs. finger style thing? What are the advantages either way?
  2. karl_em_all


    Jul 11, 2013
    Dimension X
    I'm leaving mine on regardless. It's much too cool looking to take off.
  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    I just wish I could find a metal one instead of the cheap crappy chromed plastic...
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I took mine off. Cheap plastic. For me. it's in the way of playing in the sweet spot. You can get an aftermarket bezel to cover the hole if you want.
  5. karl_em_all


    Jul 11, 2013
    Dimension X
    +1 if anything happens to mine i'll definitely be replacing it with a real one.