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Old 5th June 2006
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🎧 10 years

Hello you Ricky fiends.

Does anyone one a pre-1969 Rickebacker electric with the "Toaster-Top" pickups?

I own one and I am so insanely in love with sound of this thing. The ultimate clean-ish rhythm sound!

I have used newer models with the hi-gain pickups and they're real nice too - but those old pickups - My God.
Old 5th June 2006
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🎧 10 years
i put toasters in two of my ricks, a 381v69 and a 360. i left a 90's 360 with the higains though. all of them sound good. i keep the higains 360 at the studio.
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🎧 15 years
So the hi gains are the standard pickups that come stock on a 360? Anyone try the Ric humbuckers? I have been curious to try them but don't want to put them in my 360 if they sound like ass.

Back on topic, when I ordered a 4003 bass last year, mine came with a toaster on it. When compared to a friends Ric 4003 bass that was bought at the same time, he had the original pick up and we could not really tell a difference. I think the toaster was a tad brighter. None of mine are pre 1969 so I don't know why I even replied to this thread.
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