Post Number: 7
|Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 9:36 am: |
I just received a pair of Alembic Pickups to install in a Rickenbacker bass. A real newb question - only the neck pickup appears to be magnitized. It attracts metal while the bridge pickup does not. (No battery installed) Is this normal? Thanks!
Post Number: 1896
|Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 9:46 am: |
The magnetism does not depend on batteries being attached - there is an actual magnet on the inside.
There is one Alembic "pickup" without a magnet, but that would be the humcanceller from a Series package, that looks like a smaller pickup - it's usually in the company of two bigger pickups that do have a magnet. You would also need the complete preamp to get the Series package to work properly.
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 6:28 am: |
I checked again last night. Contrary to what i wrote before, the bridge pickup is magnitized, but feels less "charged" than the neck pickup.
These came direct from the Mothership, so I'm hoping this is normal.
Post Number: 312
|Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 5:55 pm: |
Can't help with the magnetism issue, but it's good to see the Alembicization of your Ric is underway - actually, my Telembic is on the way too - going to go pick it up this week!!!
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 7:54 pm: |
I'll be psyched to hear about the Telembic as well!