Lollar Gold Foil Pickups
After two years of research, testing and development, Lollar Pickups releases the new "Gold Foil" single coil pickups.
Basic Pickup Winding
With high demands for the now rare and expensive gold foil type pickups, Jason Lollar decided to make his own recreation featuring custom made parts.
Vintage "gold foil" pickups are sought after because of its unique look and big single coil sound, commonly associated with slide guitar playing. Jason and his team decided to recreate the classic look and sound while implementing their own 3D tone flavor.
Although it looks much like its vintage counterpart, these new pickups utilized modern parts that are built to strict specs. According to Lollar Pickups: " We use custom made parts, built to our specs. We hand stamp the foil inserts, one at a time - even the rivets holding the pickup together are custom made. As with all the pickups we make, every aspect of the design has been scrutinized and tested – to sound right and last a lifetime."
This new single coil pickup comes in a humbucker sized housing that feature gold foil appointments, of which its name was derived from. It is built using rubberized ferrite magnet with 44 gauge wire, with the same attention to detail as found on Lollar's other pickups.
Jason describes the pickup as "a single coil pickup with unusual clarity and power. Expect crystal clear top end with lots of in-your-face harmonic overtones, and a wide dynamic range that can make a typical tube amp give up the dirt - while retaining all the detail and “3D” you expect from a Lollar." Although popular among slide players, this recreation provides a bit more tonal versatility for modern players that interchange between slide and regular fretting.
Jason and his team took their time to get this pickup to look and sound right. After two years worth of R&D, the Lollar Gold Foil recreation is finally ready for mass consumption. Here is a demo video so you can see and here the pickups in action:
The Lollar Gold Foil pickup is currently available as singles or in two and three piece sets (neck 6.2K, middle 6.8K, Bridge 7.25K). You can also select between nickel, chrome or gold covers to match your guitar's existing hardware. The current price tag is $180, to order and for more information, visit Lollar Guitars.
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