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Pickups And Steel Wool: An Amicable Separation.

Opposites Attract – Steel wool is the opposite of good for your pickups.

This picture shows how tiny ferrous pieces of steel wool (or iron shavings, in this case) are attracted to magnetic fields.

(Author’s note: As steel wool can be so harmful to pickups, we are not willing to risk the integrity of our pickups by allowing steel wool into the shop, even for photographic purposes. Because of this, I have used stock images for illustrative aides.)

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to tell our customers that their beloved pickup has gone belly up because of something that was completely avoidable – the usual suspect; STEEL WOOL! In fact, more often than not, they themselves (or even their “reputable guitar tech”) are the ones to blame. Many times when my diagnosis of, “I’m sorry, but your pickup is dead – most likely due to all the steel wool in it. Unfortunately the only way to fix it is to completely re-wind it” solicits a response along the lines of, “How could that even happen? I don’t use steel wool near my pickups.”

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Mustangs Revisited

We have been asked quite a few times over the years if we make a replacement for the stock pickups in Fender’s Reissue Mustang Bass, the answer was always, “Yes and no…”

Fender’s Reissue version of the Mustang Bass features slightly different dimensions than the original vintage version of the instrument. Until now there wasn’t a high quality replacement for the Reissues.

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These Are Not The Mustangs You’re Looking For…

*waves hand*

These aren’t the Mustangs we’re looking for… move along.

Due to demand, Lollar Pickups will be making direct replacement pickups for Fender Reissue Mustang Basses*.

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On With The Show!

Hello Bellevue! Are you ready to ROCK?!

Lollar Pickups will be at the Seattle-Tacoma Guitar Show this Sunday, May 18th, from 9am to 4:30pm at the Meydenbauer Events Center in Bellevue, Washington!

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IT’S SHOWTIME!

IT'S SHOWTIME!

It’s Spring 2014 Guitar Showtime, that is!

Lollar Pickups is very excited to be attending the Spring 2014 Seatac Guitar Show on Sunday, May 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, Washington!

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