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Hey Rickenbacker Players--Question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Teleking, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    I was thinking about replacing my pickups.

    Has anyone had both the toaster and the high gain? What's the difference sound-wise? Which did you like better? Good idea to switch or not?

    Thanks
     
  2. yakyak

    yakyak Supporting Member

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    I have had both. I may get blasted for this but I preferred the high gains. For what I do they were perfect. Got the toasters in another Ric. Played it a handfull of times and sold it.
     
  3. Lawn Jockey

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    We'll get blasted together scorpio. I've had both too..and prefer the high gains. I tried the toasters in a 360/6, a 660/6, and two 660/12's. I sold all four within months.

    The high gains, to me at least, have more character. The jangle is still there.
     
  4. Rusty G.

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    I've got 2 360's. . .Jetglo (Black) and Fireglo (Red). I've only had the high gains in them. They sound incredible. A very readily identifiable sound. Highly recommended. :RoCkIn


    Never played the toasters. . .don't need to! :eek:
     
  5. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    Why didn't you just replace the pickups to high gains?

    I've heard that a lot of people like the high gains instead of the toasters, so I wonder if I should just leave them as it is.

    Thanks
     
  6. blackba

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    I have only had the high gains on my Rick 360/12, but I have not need to change them. If you want to nail the 60's rick tones, get the toasters, otherwise the high gains are more versatile and work fine. I am going to order a 360/6 and plan to keep the high gains in....
     
  7. bgroup

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    Interesting thread! I found it difficult to get any sound that I liked out of my assistant's 360 with high gains - I found them really "unmusical" fwiw (he eventually sold it because it didn't do anything that we couldn't do better with another guitar)... toasters sound like a "Ric" to me...

    Brent
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  8. Digitalman

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    I'll join the burn club too.

    I had four Rics now - two with Toasters and two with Hi-gains. I even went so far as to un-wind the coils of the Toasters (before Rickenbacker offered the scatterwound 7.4s) in an effort to get the authentic vintage jangle. When all that was done, I ended up with a modern 360 with Hi-Gains and I was happy. Unfortunately, I ended up trading that 360 for a Casino Elitist. So nowadays I'm Rickless.
     
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    If you like the high-gain pickups, you should put some of the sexy toaster pickup covers on them to cover up the ugly appearance. The best of both worlds.
     

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