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  • Rickenbacker 4001 Bartolini Mute p/up

    Hello all, I've been away a while ... went to log in a short while back but forgot password & email address had changed. I raised this Q on another Forum, I don't think I have here ...
    I've put my '78 Rickenbacker 4001 in the shop to get a Bartolini 6JH String Mute Compartment pickup installed. Just askin for comments if anyone has done this, or heard one. NOTE: I do not expect anything big ... not a pickup u could play alone. And I realise it may not be genuine 'Ric' sound so that's why I'm having a Tone knob reassigned as it's volume. It's only something to add definition to the existing big two. I discussed all this, and the pickup selector options, with Matt ( the mod man ... best in town here!).

    So, any comments?
    '78 Jetglo Rickenbacker 4001Musicman StingRay, black with white pickguard, maple neckAmerican Standard JazzSchecter Diamond 5 stringAll Southpaws ..Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0Ampeg SVT15EEpifani 1 x 10""Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted""Reality leaves a lot to the imagination" - John Lennon

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    I have one, but I've never used it. I probably should give it a try.

    Incidentally, I also have an old Hi-A mute compartment pickup, which I also haven't ever hooked up, though I used it for years in the neck position on my 4000. Sounded great there.
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    • Jim-Bass
      Jim-Bass commented
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      Cheers Isaac

       

      Ok, have just picked it up. I like this .... absolutely no visible change to the bass (Ric owners like myself are very fussy about altering the appearance) and the sound is a lot hotter than I expected. Still playing around with it ... the good thing is that the Ric will now get played a lot more.

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    issac;42, what stings do you use on the Ric? I've always used Nickel Rounds or Pressure Wounds, & once or twice Flats. A friend has suggest Stainless Steel Rounds to get a brighter sound ... I use to use them all the time on my Fender P & J but then found Nickel better for me on those basses ... what do u think, SS's on the Ric worth a try?
    '78 Jetglo Rickenbacker 4001Musicman StingRay, black with white pickguard, maple neckAmerican Standard JazzSchecter Diamond 5 stringAll Southpaws ..Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0Ampeg SVT15EEpifani 1 x 10""Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted""Reality leaves a lot to the imagination" - John Lennon

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    • isaac42
      isaac42 commented
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      Certainly worth a try. You might love them. I didn't care for the one set I tried. Something about the overtones didn't sound right to my ear. But they certainly were bright.












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