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Old 10.24.05, 1:42 PM
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Talking Rickenbacker toaster pickups

The cost of a Rickenbacker is a tad out of my financial abilities at this time. As an alterntative, I am thinking of installing two, maybe three Rickenbacker toaster pickups on my low end Ibanez archtop to try to get that early British sound. Will think that will work?
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Re: Rickenbacker toaster pickups

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The cost of a Rickenbacker is a tad out of my financial abilities at this time. As an alterntative, I am thinking of installing two, maybe three Rickenbacker toaster pickups on my low end Ibanez archtop to try to get that early British sound. Will think that will work?
I'm not sure if it'd work. Rickenbacker mounts their pickups on top of the guitar, while basically every other guitar has the pickups mounted in the guitar. But, by all means, experiment away. The cheapest place for them is http://www.music123.com .
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Guitar Fetish has the Liverpool Vintage pickup which sounds kind of in between a Ric toaster and a Gretsch pickup. I have one in a 335 style guitar and I love it. It has a really great early Beatles sound. I would definitely say to go for that. Here's a link: http://store.guitarfetish.com/livialhuch.html
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I was considering doing the exact same thing with my artcore, how would one go about inserting the pickups since they usually mount in the guitar?
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Thanks for the suggestions. I took a glance at the Liverpool pickups, they sounded good and may be the best of the Beatles worlds of between the Ric and Gretsch. They are also at a good price point. Still, the toasters are sweet....
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