Welcome To The DULLhouse

We get asked all the time, “Why does my old pickup sound dull?”

There are many reasons the tone can suffer on vintage pickups…

These p'ups aren't just *playing* dead... They're dead!

These p’ups aren’t just *playing* dead… They’re actually dead!

 

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.

 

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Tone Chasin’: The Skinny on Capacitors and Potentiometers (Or Caps and Pots) — Part 1

Tone Chasin’: The Skinny on Capacitors and Potentiometers (Or Caps and Pots) — Part 1

By Jason Lollar

Blog Pots and Caps

Finding your guitar tone involves a mix of science and voodoo. This alchemy includes the role of capacitors and potentiometers, also known as caps and pots. In this article, we focus on pots, and separate fact from fiction and explain how they are typically used to give you greater tone and volume control.

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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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Thunderbirds are Go!

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You hear that rumblin’ coming from Vashon Island? That’s not our collective stomachs waitin’ for the next Team Lollar BBQ… that’s our new T-bird bass pickups, finally ready to liven up the low end of the bass world. We already teased you about their arrival, but we be teasin’ no more. Head over to our website and give your bass the love it deserves.