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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Tele Wiring Battle Royale – Vintage VS Modern

BATTLE ROYALE!!!

BATTLE ROYALE!!!

Occasionally we’re asked whether we suggest that our customers wire their Tele’s in what is known as the “Vintage” wiring schematic (also known as “Dark Tone” or “Blackguard” styles). A simple answer: No.

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Like a long tailed cat in a roadhouse full of Telecasters

Got a sqealing TeleCATster? We just might be able to help you out with that.

Got a squealing Tele-CAT-ster? We just might be able to help you out with that.

As a follow-up to our last post about pickup potting and the effect it can have on microphonics (which can be found here: http://www.lollarguitars.com/blog/2014/01/what_is_potting/), we thought we’d address the issue some players have with their Tele bridge pickup squealing like an angry cat. This can be caused by an overly microphinc pickup, the bridge plate, or both. We’re here to help you narrow down what is causing the problem and how to go about fixing it.

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If you don’t talk to your pickups about potting, who will…?

"I learned it from watching you..."

“I learned it from watching you…”

We will, that’s who!

Potting is the process of soaking the pickup in melted wax, in order to saturate the components, which will isolate them and reduce movement of the coils. Because of this, potted pickups have reduced likelihood of excessive handling noise, microphonic feedback or mechanical failure. However, if a pickup is potted too much, the pickup can often sound lifeless and dull, lacking character and “vibe”.

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