Vintage Guitar - March 2017 - Open - 83
the Straight Truth About Pickups by Jason Lollar
The "magic" found in some (but not all) classic vintage pickups
was created by accident. Don't let anyone tell you different. And
over time, some pretty stellar accidents happened. The only way
to recreate that magic is to study more than a few exceptional
examples of all the classic pickup types, while acquiring a
thorough understanding of exactly what materials were used
and precisely how each pickup was constructed and wound. Only
then is the "magic" repeatable, if you are willing to spend the time
and money required to chase the dragon. I am.
I personally design and wind over 30 different pickup models,
including all the vintage classics, many obscure works of art
known only to lap and pedal steel players like Robert Randolph,
and even a few of my own designs that never existed in the past.
I invite you to visit our website for sound clips, videos and
current product information, or feel free to give us a call.
Lollar Pickups,Tacoma, WA. (206) 463-9838 www.lollarguitars.com