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– Strummerson

Looks like Ric threw a lap steel pickup on a plank, but it looks cool.

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Waterslide guitars has a 'telebacker' model that is close to this silhouette.

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– Strummerson

That's not (just) a cover, it's the pickup's actual magnet.

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That's not (just) a cover, it's the pickup's actual magnet.

– Lacking Talent

You mean the magnet's on top, or it surrounds the strings?

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The original Ric pups used magnetized tungsten steel "horseshoes". I'm pretty sure Rickenbacker doesn't make them with magnetized shoes anymore. Lollar makes a vintage correct approximation. He was actually sued by Ric.

Lollar Bass Horseshoe pickup

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You mean the magnet's on top, or it surrounds the strings?

– crowbone

They were two "U"-shaped magnets laid on their sides, facing one another, surrounding the wire-wound bobbin that contained the pole pieces, and (thus) surrounding the strings, as well.

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The bridge cover on the basses was to hold the rubber strip that kept the strings from ringing, so it sounded more like an upright. Nobody kept the covers on the Strats or Teles. They were like the thumb screws on Melita bridges.


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