Steel Guitar Pickups

 
 
Horseshoe Pickups
Price: $600.00
Our "Lollar improved" version of the pre-war, 1-1/2" wide horseshoe magnet lap steel pickup. We use real nickel plated horseshoe magnets, and bobbins with adjustable poles - Much better volume balance on the outside strings than the originals. Our standard version is slightly longer overall (compared to the original), allowing easier height adjustment via the thumbwheels. We also offer a retrofit version (shorter baseplate) for use in original pre-war Rickenbackers.

Available in 6, 7 or 8 string versions, with these string spacings only (center to center - outside poles):
6 string 2.053"
7 string 2.44"
8 string 2.875"
Call (206)463-9838 or email to order.


Lollar Horseshoe Pickups
 
Chicago Steel® 6-String Pickup
Price: $155.00
Wide lap steel string spacing. Based on the Oahu/Valco/Supro lap steel pickups. High output, high clarity pickup. String spacing center-to-center of outside strings is 2.20".
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Chicago Steel® 7-String Pickup
Price: $155.00
Based on the Oahu/Valco/Supro lap steel pickups. High output, high clarity, full frequency response pickup. String spacing outside-to-outside of strings is 2.625".

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Chicago Steel® 8-String Pickup
Price: $155.00
Wide lap steel string spacing. Based on the Oahu/Valco/Supro lap steel pickups. High output, high clarity pickup. String spacing center-to-center of outside strings is 2.625".
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Chicago Steel® 10-string Pickup
Price: $165.00
Based on the Oahu/Valco/Supro lap steel pickups. High output, high clarity pickups. String spacing outside-to-outside strings is 3.125".
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Chicago Steel® 13-string Pickup
Price: $175.00
Based on the Oahu/Valco/Supro lap steel pickups. High output, high clarity pickups. String spacing outside-to-outside strings is 3.875".

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Set of 2 Stringmaster™ 8-String Reproduction Pickups (no covers)
Price: $210.00
A nice full range of tone, clean trebles. Full but defined bass. Often considered a sonic upgrade from the original 50s Fender sets. Sets of 2 are RWRP for hum-canceling. String spacing outside-to-outside of strings is 2.656". Alnico 5 magnets, scatter wound coil. Sets are available with a pre-wired blend pot for an additional $10/set.
NOTE: Covers not included.
Equal dc resistance Neck and Bridge: 8.6K

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Set of 2 Stringmaster™ 10-String Reproduction Pickups (no covers)
Price: $230.00
Stringmaster tone and performance for 10-string steel. Same specs as Stringmaster 8. String spacing outside-to-outside of strings is 3.125". Sets of 2 are RWRP for hum-canceling. Sets are available with a pre-wired blend pot for an additional $10/set.
NOTE: Covers not included.
Equal dc resistance Neck and Bridge: 9.1K

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Gibson Console Grand 8-string Pickup
Price: $165.00
Direct replacement for Console Grand. An exact copy of an original. Full midrange, clear tone, punchy attack. String spacing outside-to-outside of strings is 2.685".
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Supro® Steel Guitar Pickup
Price: $250.00
This is an exact copy of the Supro®/ Valco/ National string through steel guitar pickup as used on the "Coodercaster." The pickup is humbucking yet it sounds exactly like a single coil. Output is remarkably high yet it has all of the clarity of a low output pickup. The steel plate that goes over the strings spreads the magnetic field to surround the strings. This increases the pickup's sensitivity and reduces magnetic pull on the strings which increases sustain. Chrome plated to look as good as it sounds.

Alnico 5 magnets, dual split coil humbucking construction with adjustable poles. My replacement pickup is made without the bridge built in like the original pickups so you can mount it on any guitar. The pickup requires a small route 1/8" deep or it can be surface mounted on top of a pickgaurd. For guitars with tall bridges we make shims to raise the pickup.

String height of less than 7/16th high off the body requires insetting the pickup into the guitar, string height taller than 7/16" requires shimming.

Foot print is 2 X 3-5/8". Pole spacing is 2.175" center to center of the two outside poles. Accommodating for narrower spacing is achieved by angling the pickup.


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