Let’s salute the humble guitar strap. It’s an essential accessory, yet it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. A blend of form and function, it fights the good fight against gravity while you shred away. It also expresses your style. Like a tailored suit or the perfect pair of boots, your strap should be an extension of yourself — so comfortable you almost forget it’s there.
I still see discussions on internet forums about whether the wood in an electric guitar has any effect on its tone or if it’s all in the pickup. There are some people who insist the instrument itself makes no difference in its tone.
There was a good series of articles a few years ago in the Guild of American Luthiers quarterly magazine about how just the body shape of a solid body electric guitar affects nodal patterns of vibration at different frequencies—just the shape of the body!
When replacing potentiometers (pots), there are differences in shaft size you’ll need to be aware of. The shaft we are referring to is the part of the pot with threading that sticks through the guitar top or pickguard where it is held down by a threaded nut. First, there are differences between metric vs imperial shaft diameters; metric being about 1/4” in diameter and imperial being 3/8” in diameter. Continue reading →
And just like that, another 365 days have come and gone…
As 2017 rolls to a close, we look back with nothing but smiles and appreciation for all the wonderful things that have happened here at Lollar Pickups – and, perhaps, a little bit of relief to be on the other side of some of the tunnels, so to speak. Continue reading →
Don we now our gay apparel… Let’s not kid ourselves, after holiday dinners, everyone would rather be donning SWEATPANTS!
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 →