Post Number: 494
|Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:35 pm: |
Here is something cool on GBASE. That is one early pick-up.
Post Number: 2760
|Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 4:29 pm: |
That is really cool. I know someone who has an old lap steel made by Rickenbacker that has a similar pickup.
Post Number: 308
|Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 4:40 pm: |
Those old Rick bakelite frypans just scream! Wonder what the bass sounds like!
Post Number: 919
|Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm: |
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"...