Custom Builds
And Other Pickup
Configurations

 

 

 

This Classic Rick set was built for a customer in 2012, the high output treble pickup under a "Bart" style cover:

 

 

 


 

 

This set was built for a customer in Japan who plays a RIC® in a metal band, he said he has a agressive playing style that requires resting his thumb on the bridge pickup's edge so I made an aluminum support bracket to rest the thumb on, and we used a Firebird cover to protect the pickup

 

 


 

 

This set was built for a customer who has a white Thunderbird bass with all black hardware, he wanted some Classic Rick tone out of it so I made this set for him which have my Classic Rick pickup cores under those custom made covers:

 

 


 

 

Another customer, a luthier in Germany building a 5-string bass said his customer required Rick type pickups with chrome covers, but since there are no (decent) chrome covers currently being made for a Ric bridge pickups we decided on using these chrome Thunderbird covers which have my Classic Rick cores inside:

 

 


 

 

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 pickups and Josh chose Formvar wire and alnico poles:


Staggered AlNiCo poles to match neck radius

 

Installed:


http://josh-parkin-guitars.com

 

 

I made a similar set for a friend who wanted pickups like those I made for Josh, but wanted them all straight up-n-down vertically but still wanted the angled bridge pickup tone like Tele/Strat:

 

 


 

 

I made a set of Classic Rick 4004 pickups I call "Black-outs" for a customer who had an all-black 4004:

 

I also made a set of Classic Rick "Black-outs" for an all black 4003:

 

 


 

 

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

 

 


 

 

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

 

 


 

 

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


 

 


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