The 7.4k pickups are described as "scatterwound." I don't know whether this is RICs "official" nomenclature and description, but it is said to be a method that simulates the pickups being "hand-wound." While it may be a more accurate attempt to replicate the process that was used back then, it certainly gives the impression that this method opens the door to there being more sonic variation between pickups, and ultimately between guitars, than normal.Answer: Rather than have the coils wound perfectly uniformly, i.e. The six individual magnets don't act as polepieces per se, but exist only to provide the magnetic field to the whole width of the assembly.I've never seen a copy of a 2000 or 3000 series bass, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.There are also some bass guitars that were produced that were not intended to be exact copies 0f the 4000 series basses, but still use the same 4000 series body shape, which can even fool some who have little or no knowledge about Ricks.Hey Zach, I’d like you to take a look at my baby, a 1970s Ricky bass.I bought it used in the late ’70s and have played it ever since. Can you tell me a little more about the guitar and if it is trash or treasure? Timothy Phoenix, Arizona Hi Timothy, Cool bass, man, and it’s awesome you’ve been using it for over 30 years now!The Rickenbacker identification tool was created to help people identify what model Rickenbacker they own.While we have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, there may be omissions.
Question: I'm sure by now, you've all seen the "specifics" about the soon-to-be-released Carl Wilson Signature model, either at the Beach Boy site or the RIC Registration Page.
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Rickenbacker serial numbers have been issued in a number of formats.
One look at a Rickenbacker really catches your eye, doesn’t it?
However, not many people know much about Rickenbacker basses, despite how important they have been to the bass market.