When Jason Lollar first started designing Strat pickups he was winding for specific customer requests using vintage Fender amps for reference tone. Eventually clear patterns emerged. Some players wanted low output and a clear, spanky tone, while some wanted more midrange with tighter punch. That's how the Tweed, Blonde, Blackface and Specials Strat series evolved.
Lollar Pickups complement and balance tonal profiles to match the sonic signature of each era of Fender amps. For example, a Fender Blackface amplifier has a cleaner bass response and less midrange than earlier designs, so we crafted our Blackface pickups to feed the amp more bass and midrange. Although our Blackface pickup was optimized for a Blackface-era Fender amp, depending on your objective, you still get great tone pairing it with other amps. We encourage you to experiment to find your tone! See our entire line of Strat pickups below.