Replacement Pickups for Rickenbacker® Bass


Figure-1:  Viewed from wire lead side

 

 

Our Classic RickTM replacement bass pickups deliver the unique tone of vintage bass pickups, we build ours to get that vintage tone but also solving two major problems inherent in vintage OEM pickups like the balance between 1st/4th strings -vs- 2nd/3rd strings and have acheived string balance with no need for adjustable poles.

We've also fixed the lame output problem of the vintage OEM pickups by using much better magnets, and calibrating them to the pole positions. Our Classic RickTM pickups will enable your Ric to sound vintage and keep up with modern gear.

Scatter-wound with #44 wire on my own FR4 bobbin cores, made in-house, we use much better magnets than the weak OEM compound-rubber fridge magnet and we use individual magnets for each pole piece allowing for better string balance and tone articulation and my customers tell me the difference is amazing. Standard vintage replacement wind is 7.6K -to- 8.3K DCR, or I can custom wind yours to your own spec, no additional charge. We also use a much better cable lead connection method replacing that old funky bare lead ends and solder joints (ie; hum antennas) of the OEM style wiring under the pickups, we use an assembly technique where the signal wires run fully shielded all the way to the pickup coil for the lowest possible stray hum/noise as can be seen in the picture above.

With our pickups installed in your Rickenbacker® you can finaly keep up with other modern instruments while retaining that classic tone, and a modern Rick can finally get that vintage tone you likely bought it for but found missing!.

 

Download wiring-hookup diagrams here:
 right-click, select "Save target as..." 

ClassicRickHookup-mono.pdf

ClassicRickHookup-stereo.pdf

 

 


 

Classic Rick Bass Button TopTM Bridge Pickup
RB4X-BT

$175.00 -USD


(Bridge/Treble pickup)

 


 

Classic Rick Bass  Flat TopTM  Bridge Pickup
RB4X-FT

$180.00 -USD


(Bridge/Treble pickup)

 


 

Classic Rick Bass Pickup Set
RB4X-SET

$280.00 -USD


(Bridge and Neck Pickup set)

 


 

Classic Rick Bass Neck Pickup
RB4X-N

$145.00 -USD


(Neck/Bass pickup)

 


 

 

 

Classic Rick Bass 5-String Pickup
RB4X5

$180.00 -USD


(Bridge/Treble pickup)

 

 

 


 

 

 

Classic Rick Bass 4004 Pickup Set
RB4X4

$275.00 -USD

Single Coil pickup set for 4004 series Bass

Available only in Chrome or Black,
Gold finish currently not available

 

 

 


 

 

 

RB4X-VC6 a "Shoe-less" V63/C64 in Black:
(also available with chrome poles)

 

 


 

 

 

Have a Pacific-Rim Copy?
(AliExpress, Weifang, Rebon, Rockinbetter, etc)



You'll know by now it doesn't sound exactly like a Rick,
and you'll probably also know the bridge has a wider
string spacing than a Ric therefore you can't just
drop-in a standard Ric pickup

 

No worries!
I make a pickup for those instruments too
with a pole spacing to suit the wider bridge
but built to get the proper vintage Ric tone:

 

Classic Rick Bass
for
Pacific Rim Instruments
RB4PR

$175.00 -USD

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Neck Pickup Covers


$18.00 -USD each
Comes with baseplate and 4 screws

 

Click here to read more about our covers

 

 

 


 

 

 

Aluminum Bracket
for OEM Ric Bridge/Treble pickup

 

$30.00 -USD

 

If your Ric's bridge pickup has that cheap plastic pickup bracket which leaves your bridge pickup completely exposed to hum/buzz you can replace it with a more vintage correct aluminum replacement bracket.

 

 

 

 


 

NOTICE:

RIC® and Rickenbacker® are registered trademarks of
Rickenbacker International Corporation

Classic Amplification is not affilliated with
Rickenbacker International Corporation
or their trademarks in any way

 

 


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