It’s that time again; the time when we start reflecting on everything that’s happened in what is soon to be another year gone by. Here at Lollar, we are so grateful for the friends we’ve made – both old and new – and we’ll remember fondly the ones that left us in 2017. Continue reading
We get asked all the time, “Why does my old pickup sound dull?”
There are many reasons the tone can suffer on vintage pickups…
We can’t resurrect or improve every beaten, tired, old pickup that we come across. Some of them, like the ones seen above, are just too far gone. Only a complete rebuild, with brand new parts could bring them back to life – but at that point, you may as well just replace it! You can’t shine a turd, as they say (even if you could, you’d still just have a shiny turd). But, just maybe, your dull sound isn’t the turd you thought it was, so in this edition, we’ll address the possible causes and potential solutions.
We’re pretty excited about what we have on the horizon here at Lollar Pickups!
In the past, all of our sound clip recordings were made in our employee break room on an old standalone Tascam DP 01 digital Portastudio multitrack recorder that we picked up circa 2005. While the DP 01 was pretty cool way back when “Dubyah” was still in the Oval Office, now days it seems a little… antiquated.
We’re obsessed with supporting you on your quest for tone. That’s the Lollar Difference. And now we can support your instrument, too. Literally.
Say hello to our latest creation: the Lollar guitar strap. Made of dyed garment cowhide leather in a small workshop in Spain, they’re hand-crafted with the same precision as our pickups. Some are already calling it the “Lollar of Guitar Straps.” (Ok, that would be us. But still.) Point is, each one is made with pride according to our exact design specs. And due to naturally-occurring inconsistencies in the hide, each strap is one of a kind. We’re mighty pleased with the results and hope you are, too.
Available in black or tan with merlot accents and adjustable from 43-57 inches.
Tone Chasin’: The Skinny on Capacitors and Potentiometers (Or Caps and Pots) — Part 2
By Jason Lollar
In my previous post, I wrote about choosing the best pots for your sound (If you haven’t done so already, you can read it HERE). In this post, I will focus on capacitors (or caps), the different types/values, and how they work to affect and influence your guitar tone.