26 ThePolecats 3 months ago The point about toasters being the most appropriate for the 12 strings is well taken. I won't play hi gains just because, but I do remember when that was all that could really be obtained new as also discussed above. Some people have used hi gains well, like Pete Buck and the Smithereens guy. I like the Pete Townsend early Who sound. My 6 string Rickenbacker has Lollar Broilers which I recapped with toaster tops (see avatar pic). It takes more work to get the 6 string Ric sounding right than e.g, my old Telecaster Custom.I'm surprised you haven't seen any toaster equipped Rics at Guitar Center. My brother has bought a number of limited run 6 strings out of there with toasters. Give it time. It could be I just wasn't interested in Rics that much in the past and my eyes were only looking for Gretsch and Fenders. So my memory doesn't serve me well had I seen Rics at GC since I wasn't looking for them. I guess when I was at Sam Ash that time the Ric was on eye level so I pulled it off the wall. A beautiful guitar. By the way, how did your recap the Broilers with the Toaster tops? I heard great things about Broilers that they sound just like real Toaster pickups.