Aah yes. These were first hinted at during Winter NAMM in January 2014 and finally they’re here: Seymour Duncan’s Custom Shop Lemmy Kilminster signature set. They’re available for Rickenbacker bass in direct mount or pickguard mount, in neck, middle and bridge models. If you’re a Rick player you need these. Here’s the press release.
PRESS RELEASE: The sound of Motörhead is defined by the high-output fat tone and midrange grind that Lemmy Kilmister has delivered for decades with songs like “Ace of Spades” and “Iron Fist,” combined with a fast pick attack on his RickenbackerⓇ bass. We started with carefully analyzing the pickups in his bass and then made them even ruder – that’s right, even more attack and punch – while also making sure they had plenty of clarity under heavy distortion. The results are three unique pickups, each hand-built in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop and available in individual neck, middle or bridge models, or as a complete set. The pickups are available in either a direct mount for Lemmy Signature Basses or pickguard mount for traditional RickenbackerⓇ basses. You can also get your choice of nickel or gold.*
You can order these pickups directly from the Custom Shop at: http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/lemmy-kilmister-signature/
*Jack Daniels sold separately.
**The Rickenbacker trademark is property of the Rickenbacker International Corporation and is not affiliated with Seymour Duncan