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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:12 pm 
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I hope that Mr.Hall does re release the horseshoe pickup,i would send back my treble pickup if needed like you have to do if you need a new truss rod cover.Plus it will stop those of us who try to buy them on ebay being ripped off with high prices.Please let it be soon.


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:26 pm 
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Hopefully you will just be able to by them from RIC.

I dont own a "C" series bass, but I do own a V63, a 4001 and 5 4003's. I would love to put horseshoes and toasters on 2 of the 4003's.


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:30 pm 
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I like the idea of a horseshoe, but for the bridge pickup, I'll stick with a hi-gain, because it has more output.


actually the re-issue horseshoe pickup has an output and tone that is quite similar to the modern high gain pickup ... the old 60s horseshoe pickups were wound to about 6 or 7k ohms and were prone to degaussing ...

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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:11 am 
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I thought that the horseshoe in the C64 and C64S was lower output than the 4003's high-gain?


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:02 am 
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Hopefully we'll have some news on this soon. I'm very keen to try this pickup on one of my 4003 8 string basses. I'll be watching this space too...


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:38 am 
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Hey guys new user here. Been playing a 4003 for a few years. Have a rather stupid question. Is the toaster top pickup available in the boutique the actual full pickup itself or just a cover for the standard 4003 neck pickup? If it is the full pickup, what does it do to the tone of the bass? Also what's the word on a Horseshoe pickup going for sale. I read about it being available after the C's go out of warranty. any more info?

Thanks a million

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:59 pm 
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The toaster is a different pickup than the regular 4003 neck pickup. Its output is somewhat less, and from what I'm told has a different tone as well.


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:28 am 
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To add to Sartori's info the Toaster is a 7.4k winding with 6 alnico magnets (like the guitar pickup). The hi-gains are about 12k (was on my Nov. 2004 4003) and have a flat magnet under the pickup with 4 "mushroom head" slugs to channel the magnatism for picking up the string vibrations. Tonally they are similiar but the hi-gain is much more forward and growly and the toaster is lower output and more refined and clear sounding but will still growl - think late 60's or very early 70's 4001 tone.


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 Post subject: Re: When will the Horseshoe pickup be for sale again?
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:21 pm 
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First post from new user (be gentle!) Your pup info is fascinating. I'm deciding on which 4000 model to get. My reference is a 4001 I bought new in the fall of '74 and sold in early '80. Another reason for the concern is that I preferred a mid-60's 330-12 over an early 80's 620-12 I had; although pickups were only one (of many) differences between these guitars, I liked the 330's tone much better. If it's the same for basses... Could one of you comment on the tonal differences between the high-gain bridge pup -vs- the current horseshoe model?


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