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    Horseshoe magnet pickups

    Anybody ever play a guitar or bass with the Rickenbacker Horseshoe magnet pickups?
    Certainly they add some weight--but the one I played was a light lap steel--so the extra weight wasn't an issue
    When a store owner puts it in your hands & says--try this--hey--who am I to argue--if I had the cash on me I WOudl own a vintage Rick lap steel.

    It was a different one than this one--and it sounded different--but heres a video sample:



    they work great for lap steel.

    Maybe it was on a bass if you tried it:


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    I've not tried one- would love to try out a Rick bass

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I've not tried one- would love to try out a Rick bass
    Not all have them--and most of them would have a smaller version of it.
    On vintage lap steels they are more substantial.
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    & of course they were on the Frying Pan...
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    I always thought it would be neat to own one of those, but I don't really play lap steel

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    they were actually used as regular guitars as well--they apparently made ones with round necks.
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    Probably hard to find them in good condition

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    There weren't a lot of them...
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    This is a cool video of something that looks closer to what we would expect a guitar to look like.
    the designation Spanish guitar means it was played like we normally play them today--as opposed yo lap steels--which along with square neck dobros & similar guitars were often referred to as Hawaiian Guitars.
    Gibson used Spanish & Hawaiian in guitar designations for their model names (ES & EH)

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    very nice!

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