Help with a Rickenbacker !!!

citolja

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Have owned many guitars in my life, but never a
Rickenbacker..the help that i need is which pickups should I look for...toster or the dot pickups...would like to get the style Harrison played, also a Gibson player at heart....tks
 

monstermike

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Toaster for Harrison. The dot pickups (or "high gains") are more midrangey and less chimey. I'm not a fan of the high gains, myself.
 

photoguy

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Pretty sure that Harrison's had tosters. I've also read that the current toasters are wound hotter than the originals and no of some guys who have them unwound to get a little closer to the sound.
 

Lawn Jockey

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Harrison's did have toasters...but the current toasters are hotter than the original vintage toasters...but a nice reproduction.

I've had both...and prefer the hi-gains myself. I simply find them more versatile. YMMV.
 

SGNick

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Harrison's did have toasters...but the current toasters are hotter than the original vintage toasters...but a nice reproduction.

I've had both...and prefer the hi-gains myself. I simply find them more versatile. YMMV.
older toasters (90's) had 14K toasters, not very vintage toaster-y, but still nice.

the newer ones are 7.4K
 

Doodad

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I like the high gains myself. I could nail Beatle sounds, but also crunch pretty hard. Toasters are quieter to my ear.
 

bmorelli

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i have high gains in my 360, but they still sound good doing beatles (and just about everything else)

 

george4908

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I had a set of the high gain in a 620-12 and that guitar sounded great. No shortage of jangle. They may be "higher gain" than toasters, but by the standards of a metal humbucker, they're hardly what we think of today as truly high gain. More like mid-gain, I'd say.
 

cmatthes

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I prefer the toasters anyday. I've had a few High Gain RICs over the years, but like that vintage chime just a little better. Good and sloppy when pushed hard.
 

Doodad

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I had a set of the high gain in a 620-12 and that guitar sounded great. No shortage of jangle. They may be "higher gain" than toasters, but by the standards of a metal humbucker, they're hardly what we think of today as truly high gain. More like mid-gain, I'd say.
Agreed. I put them more like a P-90.
 




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