Which pickup was my Rickenbacker 4001 born with?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Slappin' PeeWee, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. I'm the owner of a 1969 Rick 4001 (serial# IE410 corresponding to May 1969). The bridge pu has later been replaced with a J-bass style one and I'd like to restore the bass to original condition. I read that Rickenbacker discontinued the horseshoe pickup and introduced the Hi Gain pickup in the same year. Anyone can tell which bridge pickup my Rick was born with? I can buy a 1975 Hi Gain bridge pickup, would it fit on the bass?

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  2. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    If that's the original surround, my guess would be the hi gain.
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  3. Yes, everything else but the pickup is original
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