I believe that the first "LK" bass (or basses) were custom made by a guy in Europe for Lemmy, thus they aren't actual Ricks, so he created the TRC's with a different name.
Sorry, but not true; we designed and made the prototypes and subsequent units here. After the fact, a fellow in England produced some knockoffs but ceased when we notified him of the infringing nature of his work.
"Rickenbastard" was just a joke of Lemmy's; no idea who made the plate.
Lemmy affixed the pickup cover on his instrument himself because he likes to use it as a handrest.