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Senior Member
Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 494
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

Here is something cool on GBASE. That is one early pick-up.

Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2760
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

That is really cool. I know someone who has an old lap steel made by Rickenbacker that has a similar pickup.
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 308
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Those old Rick bakelite frypans just scream! Wonder what the bass sounds like!
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 919
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

Last month I got a lead on a pre-war Ricky Silver Hawaiian which I could not pass up..... So after about two years of no laps, pedals only, I'm back in the lap steel game!!!! Everything they say about these old horseshoe pickups is true. One of my last lap steels was a frypan reissue where the "horseshoes" were not magnetized~ there for aesthetics only...What a difference! I let that one go for a third of what it was worth, so when I found this one, the karma came full circle...

When I was dating mine, I came across a funny story re: Adolf Ric, and his patents: When the bakelite B-6 "panda" was released, patents for the bakelite construction and horseshoe pickup were applied for, but no patent for the method of attaching the neck to the body~ the original "bolt-on"... :-)

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