Lollar Split P Bass installation help.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AnotherOneBitesTheBass, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. AnotherOneBitesTheBass


    Jan 19, 2016

    A little dumb question
    Can I install any coil in any cavity or each coil is specific to it's own group of strings?

    As you might have guessed, my knowledge of electronics and wiring are zero, so I'm using a prewired Kit with solderless terminals.
    I received the pickup last Friday and came with no schematics or instructions of any kind so I used the search function here and on the web and have not found an answer. I'm assuming so that they can be installed in any order and any direction, but I want to make sure to avoid having to check it out for myself and prevent any damage.

    I already sent an email to Lollar but being weekend I have received no answer, and hoped to finish the installation today.

    Thank you for your wisdom in advance.
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    I don't think it matters which is which, but orientation certainly does matter. I'd wait on Lollar's response.
  3. actually, with respect I think you have it wrong there. For a p bass pickup, orientation shouldn't matter, and which is which may matter, but probably not. Especially if a: it's a vintage style/voiced pickup, and b: there's no makings on the bobbin saying "e/a" and "d/g".

    but really, just install it, adjust it and have a listen. you can't harm anything by doing this. if you aren't happy, swap them.
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  4. AnotherOneBitesTheBass


    Jan 19, 2016
    Thanks for the imputs!!

    I've been answered by Lollar CS. For everyone that matters here is what they said (read botton to top):

    "<[email protected]> wrote:

    That is all that matters, you want the bottom side of the pickup with the writing on it facing downwards, everything else is basically universal.
    Thank you,

    Customer Service
    Lollar Pickups

    To: Info <[email protected]>
    Subject: RE: Split P Bass pickup - coil location

    One last question and sorry again for my ignorance but the same goes for the orientation of the coils?

    The only thing I know is the face with the protuding magnets goes upwards.

    Many thanks

    Info <[email protected]> wrote:

    Either coil can go in either cavity, they are wound identically.

    Thank you"

    Remember this apply for regular wound Split Coil P Bass Pickups. Mine came dated 2016.

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