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 #82182  by beaner
 Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:15 am
Did Phil ever play a Rick? What options do i have with changing out pick-ups on my 4003 mapleglow?
 #82184  by Rusty the Scoob
 Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:09 am
To my knowledge he never did. I believe Bartolini makes or at least used to make direct replacement pickups for them, and they get fairly close to the Phil tone if you use flatwound strings. is also a good forum for this question.
 #82419  by zambiland
 Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:53 pm
Alembic also makes an Activator setup for Rick basses with filters. There's a thread with pictures at the Alembic site somewhere about exactly this. That would probably a really cool sound!
 #86865  by mgod
 Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:26 pm
Someone sometime put a DarkStar in a Rick, looked gorgeous.