Technical Data for Lollar Pickups

Important considerations when using these charts

DC Resistance (Ohms)

  • DC resistance (Ohms) is a handy but rough measure. The DC resistance of any given pickup will change based on other variables like temperature. For example if the pickup has been sitting in a sunny window and is warmer, the dc resistance will read higher. If you took that same pickup and stored it in your basement/practice room and it was cooler in temp, the dc resistance would read lower.
  • The dc resistance will also read lower once the pickup has been installed into your guitar.
  • DC resistance is actually just a measurement of how many feet of wire there is on a particular coil assuming you know what gauge the coil wire is.
  • The size and shape of the coil can make a dramatic difference in ohms, for instance a Jazzmaster has a low wide coil compared to a Strat that has a taller narrower coil. A jazzmaster with the equivalent amount of turns a Strat pickup has will have a much higher ohm reading due to the extra length of coil wire around the perimeter of the wider pickup.
  • Another factor is variation of copper wire. Although it's manufactured to rigorous specs, variation exists between spools of copper wire—including spools made by the same manufacturer and from the same lot number. A microscopic size variance that's still within wire gauge spec can affect dc resistance.
  • Wire guage effects DC resistance. Larger diameter wire reads lower and thinner wire reads higher so so you can have a lower resistance coil with more output that a higher resistance coil.
  • Equipment calibration can vary between ohm meters and can also change if your battery is low.
  • Some people's body chemistry can cause false resistance readings if they are touching the meter leads while measuring coil resistance.

Magnets

  • Magnet "strength": To list magnet type like AL-2, AL-3, or AL-5 can be a little misleading. This is because we use our own proprietary techniques to gauss and/or de-gauss our magnets.
  • AL-2, AL-3, AL-5 are not a measure of magnet strength. The formulas of different proportions of trace metals that are mixed with ferrous material. These different mixtrues give different magnetic and tonal qualities.
  • Magnet type like AL-2, AL-3, AL-5 is also not a "stand-alone" thing. It has to be considered along with the type of wind and overall design of the pickup assembly. The results aren't necessarily "cut and dried." In other words, you still have to do R&D on the overall sound. It's the variables added together that shape the overall sound.

Inductance (H)

  • When iron or an iron-based (ferrous) metal moves within a magnetic field, it has the capacity to induce a current in any conductive material also in that magnetic field (i.e. the copper wire coil). This is inductance—a measure of the physical property to induce a current. In general, the greater the inductance, the greater the output and greater the bass response.

Strat® Style

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Lollar Special S Series®
Neck 6.7 3.01 AlNiCo5
Middle 7.1 3.26 AlNiCo5
Bridge 7.6 3.6 AlNiCo5
Lollar Vintage Blackface®
Neck 6.4 2.5 AlNiCo5
Middle 6.5 2.63 AlNiCo5
Bridge 6.8 2.78 AlNiCo5
Lollar Vintage Blonde®
Neck 5.6 2.2 AlNiCo2
Middle 5.8 2.46 AlNiCo2
Bridge 6.0 2.68 AlNiCo2
Lollar Vintage Tweed®
Neck 4.9 1.7 AlNiCo2
Middle 5.3 2.0 AlNiCo2
Bridge 5.7 2.3 AlNiCo2
Chicago Steel®for Strat
Bridge Only 7.0 5.24 Ceramic

®Strat & Stratocaster are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments, Inc.
®Chicago Steel and Lollar Guitars are registered trademarks of Jason Lollar.
®Special S Series, Vintage Blackface, Vintage Blonde, & Vintage Tweed are registered trademarks of Jason Lollar.


Telecaster® Style

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Lollar Special T Series®
Neck 6.3 2.5 AlNiCo5
Bridge 8.0 3.98 AlNiCo5
Lollar Vintage T
Neck 5.6 2.1 AlNiCo5
Bridge 7.4 3.48 AlNiCo5
Lollar '52 T Series®
Neck 6.7 2.1 AlNiCo2
Bridge 6.7 3.3 AlNiCo2
Lollar AlNiCo 3
Neck 7.6 2.35 AlNiCo3
Bridge 7.3 4.15 AlNiCo3
Charlie Christian
Neck 3.2 5.9 AlNiCo2

®Tele & Telecaster are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments, Inc.
®Lollar Guitars is a registered trademark of Jason Lollar.
®Lollar Special T Series, Lollar '52 T Series are registered trademarks of Jason Lollar.


P-90s®

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Lollar P-90/Standard
Neck 8.2 6.5 AlNiCo5
Bridge 9.15 7.4 AlNiCo5
Lollar P-90, '50's wind
Neck 7.1 5.36 AlNiCo2
Bridge 7.4 5.66 AlNiCo2
Lollar P-90 underwound
Neck 7.8 5.9 AlNiCo5
Lollar P-90, overwound
Bridge 9.45 8.65 AlNiCo5
Lollar P-90, 3-piece set
Middle/Standard 8.73 7.01 AlNiCo5

® P-90 is a registered trademark of Gibson USA.
®Lollar Guitars is a registered trademark of Jason Lollar.


Miscellaneous Single-coil Pickups

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Charlie for Humbucker
Neck Only 2.9 5.5 AlNiCo2
Lollar for Jazzmaster®
Neck 8.4 4.3 AlNiCo5
Bridge 8.8 4.7 AlNiCo5
Stringmaster 8
Neck 8.6 3.95 AlNiCo5
Bridge 8.6 3.95 AlNiCo5
Stringmaster 10
Neck 9.1 4.1 AlNiCo5
Bridge 9.1 4.1 AlNiCo5
Chicago Steel®
6-string 7.0 5.47 Ceramic
8-string 8.5 6.5 Ceramic
10-string 9.6 7.8 Ceramic
For Strat (Bridge) 7.0 5.24 Ceramic

®Jazzmaster is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments, Inc.
®Chicago Steel and Lollar Guitars are registered trademarks of Jason Lollar.


Humbucker Pickups

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Lollar Imperial®
Neck 7.6 4.09 AlNiCo2
Bridge 8.4 4.80 AlNiCo5
Low Wind Imperial®
Neck 7.0 3.61 AlNiCo2
Bridge 7.9 4.29 AlNiCo5
High Wind Imperial®
Neck 8.4 5.0 AlNiCo2
Bridge 9.3 5.9 AlNiCo2
Mini Humbucker
Neck 6.6 3.36 AlNiCo2
Bridge 7.2 3.83 AlNiCo5
Firebird®
Neck 6.1 1.8 AlNiCo5
Bridge 7.4 2.31 AlNiCo5
Fleetwood/Green
Neck 7.3 3.96 AlNiCo2
Bridge 7.9 4.29 AlNiCo5
Imperial® F-spaced
Bridge 8.86 5.0 AlNiCo5
Low Wind F-spaced
Bridge 7.9 4.36 AlNiCo5
7-String Humbucker
Imperial Bridge 9.58 5.56 AlNiCo5

®Firebird is a registered trademark of Gibson USA.
®Imperial and Lollar Guitars are registered trademarks of Jason Lollar.


Bass Pickups

Pickup Model & Position dc Resistance (kΩ) Inductance (Henry) Magnet Composition
Lollar Jazz Style
Neck 7.6 3.5 AlNiCo5
Bridge 8.5 4.0 AlNiCo5
Lollar Original P
Single coil 8.7 4.3 AlNiCo5
Lollar P-Bass
Split coil 11 6.1 AlNiCo5

®Jazz Bass is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments, Inc.
®Lollar Guitars is a registered trademark of Jason Lollar.