does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

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does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (Sir Ricardo) » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:18 pm

This is one of the newer toaster pickups, I think. I'm wondering, though, because it has these little circular markings on the corners of the pickup.

Are they supposed to be there? Real?

thanks much -

Richard
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (cjj) » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:23 pm

Yes, new ones have those circles in the plastic...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm

as well as reeeeeel old ones 8)
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (Sir Ricardo) » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:34 pm

thanks, guys - - - - -- -
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (johnallg) » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:42 pm

jdogric12 wrote:as well as reeeeeel old ones 8)

Yup!
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:49 pm

cjj wrote:Yes, new ones have those circles in the plastic...


Post-2000 or so. Dimples = 7.4k ohm scatterwound.
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (rickcrazy) » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:35 am

As legit as it gets! :wink:
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri May 11, 2012 9:29 am

These are "knockout pins" and a vestige of the injection-molding process used in making the bobbin. Real old ones had 'em, and the newest ones have 'em. My guess is that the bobbins had to be re-tooled, and RIC decided to go back to a vintage look in the process.
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Re: does this look like a real Ric toaster pickup?

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri May 11, 2012 9:35 am

jingle_jangle wrote:These are "knockout pins" and a vestige of the injection-molding process used in making the bobbin. Real old ones had 'em, and the newest ones have 'em. My guess is that the bobbins had to be re-tooled, and RIC decided to go back to a vintage look in the process.


Very happy they decided to go the extra mile on those - I love the look.
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