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 Post subject: In praise of Hi-Gains: Mr. Hall?
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:43 am 
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Howdy,

Since "soapbar" p/u's are a favorite of mine I'm impressed with Rickenbacker's Hi-Gains. My first Rickenbacker was a little 325 "B" from the early 80's with 3 "toasters" and I found thier tone to be somewhat harsh and trebly; brittle if you will. Although this WAS the sound of John Lennon!
Later I acquired other Rickenbackers such as the 330 and 360 (6 string) and really came to appreciate the newer Hi-Gain p/u's. It was easier to get the kind of tone I liked: clarity first, but with some beef and smoother than the "toasters". Hi-Gains delivered.

I understand that John Hall assissted in the develpoment of the Hi-Gain. I'm wondering if the "soapbar" was an influence in the development of the Hi-Gain..Mr Hall?

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Eggman





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 Post subject: Re: In praise of Hi-Gains: Mr. Hall?
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:39 pm 
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In a word- no. We made many prototypes and tested them until we got a sound we liked, without reference to other guitars or pickups. But perhaps the influence was indirect, based on popular music we were listening to at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: In praise of Hi-Gains: Mr. Hall?
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:41 am 
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Hey Mr. Hall... how about a short history of the High Gain. I have to say, I am a fan too.


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 Post subject: Re: In praise of Hi-Gains: Mr. Hall?
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:43 am 
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To my ears the Rickenbacker hi-gains do not sound like P-90s at all. Thank god ;-) ...

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 Post subject: Re: In praise of Hi-Gains: Mr. Hall?
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:38 pm 
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I agree with the good Doctor......


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