450 Pickup Mounting Question

Early years of Rickenbacker Guitars prior to and including 1972

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450 Pickup Mounting Question

Postby (jawhog) » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:46 pm

I have looked around, but can't seem to find a description or picture of how to mount pickup on the 450 pickguard.
Does it just use a standard pickguard mounting screw with springs?

I have recently acquired a project 1967 450/12. I'm sort of striking a middle ground between a vintage restoration and the frankenstein that it was. So I'm rebuilding with mostly rickenbacker parts, but not vintage or necessarily matching the 1967 setup. Then, once I get a playable guitar and see how it sounds, will go from there.
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Re: 450 Pickup Mounting Question

Postby (jps) » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:15 pm

The pickups mount just like they do on a 4001/2/3 bass.

Hope this helps.
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Re: 450 Pickup Mounting Question

Postby (jawhog) » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Helpful, thanks. Still had to look up what that is. I couldn't easily find a diagram of how the grommets are used. So for anyone reading this in future (and for confirmation), the order from top down is screw-pickguard- grommet-pickup.
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Re: 450 Pickup Mounting Question

Postby (collin) » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:43 pm

jawhog wrote:Helpful, thanks. Still had to look up what that is. I couldn't easily find a diagram of how the grommets are used. So for anyone reading this in future (and for confirmation), the order from top down is screw-pickguard- grommet-pickup.



Correct. That’s the right order.

The 400-Series pickups (like the 4001 basses) were threaded to mount on the pickguard, unlike the conventional toaster that is top-mounted.
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