Note price increases posted July 26th 2021

 

Replacement Pickups for Rickenbacker® Bass

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Classic Rick 400x Bridge/Treble
RB4X-B

Treble (Bridge) Pickup
$200.00 -USD

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 hand made FR4 bobbin cores, made in-house, we use much better magnets than the weak OEM magnet (aka; refrigerator magnets) 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 8.2K -to- 8.6K 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:
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ClassicRickHookup-mono.pdf

ClassicRickHookup-stereo.pdf

 


 

Classic Rick Neck/Bass Pickup
RB4X-N


Neck/Bass pickup

$165.00 USD

Scatter-wound with #44 wire on my own hand made FR4 bobbin cores, made in-house, we use much better magnets than the weak OEM compound-rubber magnet (aka; refrigerator magnets) 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 - 8K 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.

 


 

Classic Rick Bass Pickup Set
RB4X-SET


Bridge and Neck Pickup set

$300.00 USD

 


 

Classic Rick Bass 5-String Pickup
RB4X-5


Bridge/Treble pickup

$200.00 USD

 


 

Classic Rick Bass
4004 & 4005 Pickup Set
RB4X-0405


Single Coil pickup set for 4004 and 4005 series
in Chrome or Black, not available in Gold.
* Surface mount, not for recessed mount.

$300.00 USD

 


 

Classic Rick "Shoe-less" for V63/C64
RB4X-VC6


This Pickup is not compatable with OEM shoes

$200.00 USD

 


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 for Pacific Rim Bass
RB4X-PR

$200.00 USD

 

We also make replacements for Greco PMB800 and RB800

 


 

Neck Pickup Covers


Comes with baseplate, and 4 screws

$25.00 USD

 

Click here to read more about our covers

 


 

Aluminum Brackets
for OEM Ric Bridge/Treble pickup

for OEM Ric Humbucker pickup

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.

$40.00 USD

 


 

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


 


2002 Brad Burt

 

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