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 Post subject: Rickenbacker 4003 modern Hi-Gain vs vintage spec Toaster
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:11 pm 
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I'm considering swapping the neck Hi-Gain in my 2019 4003S for a reissue Toaster. I've scoured youtube looking for a side-by-side demo of a modern Hi-Gain (11k) and a reissue or vintage Toaster (7.4k) to show the difference in tone but can't find anything. Plenty of vids showing one or the other but I'd really like to hear a direct comparison of the Hi-Gain and Toaster in a more controlled setting. Can anyone post a demo or point me in the right direction?


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker 4003 modern Hi-Gain vs vintage spec Toaster
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:05 am 
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I have no videos for you, but I'll just offer my 2 cents. I have several Ricks with either/or and both, and I've changed some out because of my personal tastes.

To be very general, the Hi-gains may be slightly louder, but mostly in the midrange frequencies. They have a tight, punchy sound and work well with distortion. The Toasters are much more "Hi-Fi" sounding; a bit 'scooped' in the middle with a deep, clean bass register and a very clear, sparkling high end.

For most Rock music, I like the Hi-gains, and for pretty much everything else, the Toasters.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbacker 4003 modern Hi-Gain vs vintage spec Toaster
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:30 pm 
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Someone posted this just a few days ago:

https://youtu.be/GAMfimltm1c

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