#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. www.talkbass.com 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.