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    Default Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    What replacements can i use for the Rickenbacker Toaster pickups?

    What causes them to jingle so much?

    What causes them to Twang ?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    I want more and more twang and jingle how do i get more twang and jingle?

    Whats the different between twang and jingle?

    The jaguars pickups twang the rickenbackers jingle

    Whats the coils, wire, magnets they used for this?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    also keep in mind that Rickenbacker toaster pickups aren't made as specific neck or bridge models- they are all the same usually around 7.8K ohms, plus, the two pickups are wired in phase, unlike most guitar sets which are wired 180 degrees out of phase.= hence most lower frequencies are covered up by pronounced mids.
    Aftermarket pickups for Ric's are few and far between, mostly because the stock ones already do what they do so well, and so few Rickenbackers are sold as comparied to most other brands.
    Ric offers two pickup choices, the so called Hi-gain, which comes standard in most models, and the Vintage Toaster pickups-
    THe cost of the Vintage ones are around 100 bucks EACH, and can only be bought from a few selected dealers.
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    P.S. Ricks also use FLATWOUND strings-roundwounds sound awful with them, beleive me I've tried- all of these factors, the single coils,low output, inphase pickups,flatwound strings, not alot of the bridge in touch with the body(4 small screws), plus the maple they use for the bodies all contribute to the jingle-jangle sound.

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    One more thing- most Rick players use some sort of line booster or compressor to get a decent signal-McGuinn had some sort of preamp or compressor fitted into his 12 strings -I can't remember which device he used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvar
    One more thing- most Rick players use some sort of line booster or compressor to get a decent signal-McGuinn had some sort of preamp or compressor fitted into his 12 strings -I can't remember which device he used.

    Yeah, you are right (again) the McGuinn sig model had some sort of compressor built in. Those guitars are pretty rare, IIRC. Now he's using the Janglebox (www.janglebox.com), which is a great pedal. I wonder what he used on the Byrds albums.

    Marvar, do you have any idea how the three pickup Rics are wired...what combo of pickups are available? Thanks.


    Speaking of Rics, holy crap:

    Last edited by Falstaff; 12-28-2005 at 07:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    Thanks guys alot

    Does The magnet create the twang?
    Does the wire turns create the twang?

    The magnet sets the ?
    1.) "Q"?
    2.) Notches/peaks?
    3.) Frequency Response?
    4.) The twang?

    The wire turns sets the ?
    1.) "Q"?
    2.) Notches/peaks?
    3.) Frequency Response?
    4.) The twang?

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    Why would thinner wire and lower DC resistance produce Twang?

    DC resistance is the wire turns?

    Most Pickups have a "Flat frequency response" the Twang pickups have notches, Q's points, a "S" curve in the frequency response, more resonance why is that?

    How do i get different frequency response curves ?

    Twang pickup boost the midrange and has a midrange response curve?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    sorry don't have the answers to these questions can u help me out please

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    No sorry im not playing games im trying to get the knowledge of pickup theory with my questions so i can make a Surf Twang pickup with multiple twang switches on it but i need to know the background of pickups first about all this so i can explain what i want to a desiger to make a custom surf twang pickup for me.

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    No the twang comes from the magnets and wire turns because the jaguar is
    "8550" wire turns

    Twang DC resistance is ?
    Twang wire turns is around 8550
    Twang magnet shape?
    Twang magnet size?
    Twang magnet strength?
    Twang Q point?
    Twang frequency response?
    Twang Midrange curve (the pickup process) ?
    Twang Impedance?
    Twang pickup EQ?

    How do i get different midrange curves out of a pickup?
    I'm trying to change the midrange curves so they are not just "Flat" what changes the midrange curves? and shapes?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    can u help me or guild me to know how to get this sound? out of a pickup?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    thats not very nice because i want to talk about pickup's and how i can get the sound i want

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    ok i thought u were serious but i guess your one of those kids messing around now can u please stop trashing my threads please im here to talk about pickups

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    U never gave me the answers to the questions

    How can u be a pickup designer? i don't believe your a pickup designer

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    Are my questions to hard for you? or u have to think to much ?

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    why don't u focus on the question since your so smart instead of labeling people

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    Default Re: Rickenbacker Vintage/Toaster Pickups

    repeatedly ask the same questions over and over, ignore all the advice given,

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