Replacement Ric® Rickenbacker® Style Pickups - Mid '63
|Magnets||Tall 1/4" Diameter Individual Alnico 5 Rods|
|Lead Wire||2 Way with Separate Ground for Cover & Baseplate|
Creamery Custom Ric® Replacement Mid '63 Pickup
The Classic, Early '60s Bright, Jangly Ric® Single Coil Sound
The classic 60's jangle & chime - Still that bright, jangly, unique sound a little sweeter, a little rounder than the Low '57.
Bright, tight with great clarity and definition I make my Mid '68 Ric® style replacements calibrated with a slightly lower neck pickup output for good volume balance through the positions though do offer them as a more vintage correct set with matching Bridge & Neck outputs.
The thinner 44AWG wire helps give a little more mid-range than the low output would usually dictate and when combined with the tall, strong 1/4" diameter Alnico 5 rod magnets that protrude through the bottom of the pickup, you get that classic, rich, early/mid '60s sound - with slightly rolled back highs, a little more in the mid-range than the Low '57.
Toaster® pickups from the '50s tended to have the lower 4.8k-5.0k output whereas into the '60s, the output was increased a little to around 7.5k - So with this in mind you can choose which version you'd like. The 5.0k Low '57 version will sound that little brighter, a little lower in volume than the Mid '63 so if you're after the late '50s sound then go for the Low '57. If you're after that early/mid '60s sound then go for the medium output Mid '63. Both have that sweet, bright sound, the Medium output version being that little fatter, that little bit rounder.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom, Handwound Replacement Ric® Rickenbacker® and Toaster® Style Pickups here.