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Alternative Pickups

These pickups are built for those who want "other" sounds from their instruments
by changing their pickup type away from the traditional

 


 

 

This set was built for a customer in 2012, it's a high output Rick in a "Bart" style pickup cover:

 

 

 

NOTICE:
As of June 4, 2014 we can no longer offer
our own Classic-T pickup covers.
because of trademark issues with RIC®

But we can install our pickup core into
your OEM toaster covers


 

 

This set was built for a customer who uses a Rick in a metal band, an agressive playing style required resting his thumb on the bridge pickup's edge so I made a support bracket to rest the thumb on, and used a Firebird cover to protect the pickup

 

 

NOTICE:
As of June 4, 2014 we can no longer offer
our own Classic-T pickup covers.
because of trademark issues with RIC®

But we can install our pickup core into
your OEM toaster covers


 

 

This set was built for a guy who has a white Thunderbird with black hardware, he wanted some classic Rick tone out of it so I made these for him:

 

 


 

 

This set was built for a luthier in Germany building a 5-string bass. His customer required Rick type pickups with chrome covers and since there is no (decent) chrome cover made for a Ric bridge pickup we decided on using these Thunderbird covers:

 

 


 

 

I developed this set for Josh at Parkin Guitars in Japan, who wanted some pickups with Fender tones for a particular Rick'ish build he was doing, internally these pickups are exactly like a Fender single coil with Formvar wire and alnico (magnet) poles so they have that sound:


Staggered AlNiCo poles to match neck radius

 

Installed:


Here is a link to Josh's Parkin Guitars website

 

 

I also made a set for a friend who wanted some of these pickups but wanted them all straight up-n-down and still wanted the angled bridge pickup tone like a Tele/Strat:

 

 


 

 

I made a set of Classic Rick RB4004 pickups I call "Black-outs" in black textured finish for a guy who has a all-black 4004:

 

...and these for an all black 4003:

 

 


 

 

One guy asked me if I could make a real 5 string bass toaster so I made him this true 5 string bass toaster:

NOTICE:
As of June 4, 2014 we can no longer offer
our own Classic-T pickup covers.
because of trademark issues with RIC®

But we can install our pickup core into
your OEM toaster covers

 

 


 

 

This is a "sidewinder" humbucking pickup built into a toaster cover, very highly out-performs an (OEM) RIC humbucker:

 

NOTICE:
As of June 4, 2014 we can no longer offer
our own Classic-T pickup covers.
because of trademark issues with RIC®

But we can install our pickup core into
your OEM toaster covers


 

 

This is a "dual blade" humbucker built into a toaster cover, very highly out-performs an (OEM) RIC humbucker:
(my personal favorite rick type humbucker)

 

NOTICE:
As of June 4, 2014 we can no longer offer
our own Classic-T pickup covers.
because of trademark issues with RIC®

But we can install our pickup core into
your OEM toaster covers


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