1982 Rickenbacker 330 with toasters

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Re: 1982 Rickenbacker 330 with toasters

Postby (jps) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:05 pm

Tchernoziom wrote:
jdogric12 wrote:
Tchernoziom wrote:I don't really understand what you say by "dimples"? The two black lines on each pickup?

And thank you all for your help and comments :)))

4 dots... one at each end of each line.


Oh I see.... There are no dots at all. It means they are not from early 80's?

Either the toasters are original to the guitar, or they have been added to the guitar depending on the DCR measurement of the pickups. Are the pickups dark and murky sounding relative to a '60s era toaster? If so, they may be replacement hot pickups (around 12K). RIC did not start adding the molding marks until the introduction of the scatterwound 7.4K toasters. Original '60s toasters had the dimples, too.
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Re: 1982 Rickenbacker 330 with toasters

Postby (godber) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 pm

You could always check the soldering to see if they are additions.
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Re: 1982 Rickenbacker 330 with toasters

Postby (Tchernoziom) » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:59 pm

They sound rather hot actually, I'll check how I could mesure the resistance of my pickups.

Seems impossible to find another Ric of early 80's with such toasters over the Internet. Maybe someone has some pictures?
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