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Lollar P bass pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by justinellison3, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. justinellison3

    justinellison3

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    Anybody use these? What's your thoughts on them? How do they sound compared to others? And what kind of tone do they give?
  2. woolysock

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    Love them. Even response string to string. Clean, rich, with easy access to overtone/harmonics.

    Can only vaguely recall/compare to the original pup in my 62 ri Pbass. It sounded a wee bit thinner/brighter. You might say transparent.

    The Lollar, on the other hand, has bite and balls. It sounds richer and more complex. Very responsive to touch/attack. You'll also notice it is put together w more attention to detail.

    You won't notice much difference in most band situations, but if your band offers space where you can be heard, or you solo a lot, the difference is readily apparent and well worthwhile IMHO.
  3. justinellison3

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    So if I play just lines and fills there's not much difference in tone vs the 62s?
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    depalm Supporting Member

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    Warm, balanced, total vintage vibe.Worth every $.
  5. woolysock

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    "So if I play just lines and fills there's not much difference in tone vs the 62s?"

    There is a difference. You might hear it. The audience won't.
  6. Willicious

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    I've had one in my P for two years now. It's a beautiful sounding pickup in my bass (ash body, maple neck) — especially with heavy LaBella flatwounds. Captures the classic P sound VERY well.

    I used to think it was spendy @ $110, back when the Fender '62 pickup was selling for $55-60, but now that Fender's raised their price into the $80 range, I'm back to thinking Lollar's price is a good value for what is essentially a handmade pickup.

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