RioGrande Powerbucker?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by notduane, Dec 16, 2000.

  1. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I was wonderin' if anybody's tried the 4-string model of this pup.
    Bassically two J-types smushed together with 4-conductor
    wiring for switching options.
    I'm not aware of any production models that come with this standard.
    It's kinda' like the pups on the (Fender) Roscoe Beck V.
    Though I think those were designed by Bill Lawrence.

  2. I haven't seen production models of this pickup variety from other manufacturers. Years ago I did see Abe Laboriel with a Valley Arts bass with two of those pickups (4 J-bass pickups in total). His bass had EMG J pickups in it.

    These pickups look like a 4 string version of the Fender Roscoe Beck bass, which were indeed designed by Bill Lawrence. I don't know about the Rio Grande pickups but the pickups Bill Lawrence designed are not ordinary J-bass pickups glued together. Check the Roscoe Beck homepage for details.

    If I had known these pickups existed I'd have ordered them to be put in my custom J bass... Imagine the switching combinations possible with these pickups. Though not all will sound great, I bet there will be some killer combinations for various playing styles.