What kind of pick ups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tomthedude, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. tomthedude


    Jun 8, 2004
    I don't really have a clue which kind of pick ups I need to get. I want ones with a Rickenbacker type sound, because I can't afford one. Anybody got any good suggestions on good Ricki sounding pickups?
  2. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Rickenbacker pickups. It's a pretty unique tone. Maybe the Bartolini Rickenbacker type, but you'll be hard pressed to get a Rickenbacker sound with a Rickenbacker. It's not just the pickups, the construction of the bass constributes a lot to it's unique tone. Start saving, you can snag a new Rickenbacker for just about $1,000 which is a great deal. It's a very nice bass.
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I agree with the poster above...

    The Rickenbacker sound is unique and it is very hard, if not impossible to recreate with any other basses.

    Just like it´s very hard to mimick a Warwick, some basses are just like this, unique :)
  4. Most of the Rickenbacker sound comes from the fact that it is a maple neck through bass with maple body "wings", the pickups are just 4-pole single coils but also influence the sound.