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C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)
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Author:  love-boat-captain [ Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

My C64S Horseshoe has had the cap bypassed, giving me the bigger sound.

My question is, with the cap bypassed, how different is this pickup compared to if I swapped it our for a Hi_Gain (4003 style)? Or once the cap has been removed from the Horseshoe are they pretty much the same?

Author:  antipodean [ Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

From memory the C64 HS is closer to the RI toaster in DC resistance ~ 7 to 8 kohms. The higain is a lot hotter ~ 12 to 13 kohms.

Author:  lucidsounds [ Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

Did you mod it using a push-pull switch or just bypass the cap with a wire?

Reason I ask is I've thought about adding the switch but was wondering if the cavity was deep enough to accept it.

Author:  iiipopes [ Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

The new RIC bypass switch is designed to fit the cavity.

Author:  dcr [ Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

I put one of the new push/pull pots (from POTR) in my 4001C64S and it lets me switch between a 4001 and a 4003 sound. It was easy to do and I highly recommend it.

Author:  lucidsounds [ Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

Silly question - what's POTR?

Author:  Uffingdon [ Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

Pick Of The Ricks, a dealer Stateside!

Author:  Ric5 [ Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

The re-issue horseshoe pickup that I tried was very similar to the standard high gain pickup in tone and in ohms. The main difference was visual. It looked more retro.

Author:  love-boat-captain [ Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

so... if my C64 horseshoe has the cap in place (thinner sound) and a 2014 4003 has the vintage tone button on (thinner sound also) would these essentially be the same ? or are they kinda different sounding pickeups?

Does anyone know what the reissue horeshoes are wound to? and what bridge hi-gain from a 4003 is wound to?

Author:  love-boat-captain [ Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C64S Horseshoe Vs Hi_Gain (4003)

also... could I put a hi gain treble pickup but still leave the metal shoes intact? is that a straight swap without any drastic mods?

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