These higher end pups are so much more touch sensitive and you can really feel the amp. The Gibson pickups actually tend to sell pretty well too but not like a Fralin or a Lollar. A pair of Darkbursts, or a Crossroads neck and Darkburst bridge would get you in the same neighborhood as the "hot Fralin PAF for the bridge and Lollar Imperial Low-wind for the neck" as Brad737 suggested.   Your link has been automatically embedded. guitarcat46, April 22, 2011 in Electric Guitars. The Gibsons have generally sounded best to me, with SD Antiquities a … Mr Wagner is one of the ones I was referring to who is 'lesser known' but playing 'in the same park'...Mr BG is another. But the way you worded the OP's first paragraph, it doesn't mention what Klein, Lollar, and Fralin models you want to compare the D.Allen CS to. That neck is so flutey and clear even with it cranked I like the snarl of the bridge as well. I definitely don't need anything custom wound. I don't get into the corksniffery boutique pickups because they are pretty pricey and for no particular reason, but after my experience with Kinman I'd put his pickups high on any list. I'm looking to get close to a Don Rich, Vince Gill old school Tele bridge tone. I've tried some Fralins, regular or noiseless, plus Lollar and SD Antiquities. I have listened to many lollars and they are stellar stuff also. Lollar, & Fralin pickups in a different league than Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, etc.? I still have a Darkburst and a Crossroads. I've never owned either brand, but every single guitar I've played with Lollars has sounded REALLY good. Up for sale is a brand new Lindy Fralin loaded pre-wired pickguard with a set of Vintage Hot pickups (you can choose blender wiring or traditional wiring, same price). Very much trying to recreate his individual sound from what most consider their best days in the ’70s, it has a very sharp and tight bottom end, mirroring the sound on so many tracks we’ve heard. Furthermore, if you look long enough and hard enough, you CAN get the boutique ones for much less. More detail is revealed on the fralin, especially in the mids/lower mids freq. I have a set of split rails coming for cv strat can't wait. Do what makes you happy. Each of our guitar, bass and steel guitar pickups is custom-built and handmade from scratch, merging old-school craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. 4 Emg Geezer Butler Signature P Bass Guitar Pickup Set. Both are budget guitars although the PRS SE line is head and shoulders above the Xaviere. Very nice. I know I will always have the guitar that I'm installing it in. The Gibbo is slightly more powerful and definitely darker, whereas the Fralin is more clear and articulate. Ok so I've been looking for sometime for some single-coil noiseless pickups (well mostly noiseless) because I the Fender SCN noiseless i have are really missing something, mainly the low bassy notes, and they have harsh ice pick treb, The pickups came with the guitar and i don't have any deep knowledge of the telecaster mythos. All electric guitar pickups have a build time of approximately 8 weeks due to so many people ordering during this crazy time and the fact that I make each pickup by hand for each customer and will ship as soon as they are finished. At Lollar Pickups, we're obsessed with tone. Also, I think Carvin AP11's sound outstanding in Bolt. I think that's partly due to the hollow construction and my pickiness around neck pickups. By View Profile View Forum Posts Toneologist Join Date Nov 2005 Posts 735. I have a Fralin and Gibbo. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. (2) string the guitar through the body Compared to lollar blackface (I swap pickguard with a friend), the blues special has more "flavor". This includes some of the brands people have mentioned in this post but I don't want to name them because they are good too, just not as good. But if you're working with a nice axe to begin with, I think it makes sense. Tyler Delsack - Fralin Pickups says. The Low Winds are great pickups for semi and hollow bodies. Maybe a stupid wiring issue but gonna ask. I've had some nice e-mail responses to pickup questions I've had from Lollar recently. This aftermarket bridge has a modification on the treble side that makes hybrid picking (and fingerpicking) a lot more comfortable. Whereas the Fralin pickups have a more rough, "raw" edge to them, the Nordstrands also tend to be very warm, but without losing clarity and detail. B. bassmannlespaulman Senior Member. They are worth the money no doubt. You make a lot of sense. Both guitars benefitted hugely by the upgrades. Pickups are such ghetto ass 1950s technology anyway. Show me your HM Iced Tea or Dirty Lemonburst LP’s. Strat. High quality is high quality. Do you agree with this? Custom Cables ship in 2 business days. Joined Apr 1, 2013 Messages 840 Reaction score 488. You can get these fine pickups at almost any local guitar shop… It insinuates "all" Klein, Lollar, and Fralins are 240 buck CS sets. I have had GFS in my house before and I will never have any again. I'm not saying the Fralins or Lollars are worse or even, I'm saying it all depends on what the person wants. So many factors to which pup is best in a particular axe. Upload or insert images from URL. ×   Pasted as rich text. I have not had a set of lollars yet but I am repeatedly amazed how much better my Fralins sound than my other pickups. It's like taking picture of the same object, but with higher resolution camera. I like most of my pups that are all rather generic. have all three, all three are fantastic however wolfetone in the bridge is the nastiest and the fralin noiseless is for sure the smoothest. Besides, the reverse wound bridge enables the hum cancelation while both the pickups are turned on. yeah, that might have been because of a massive typo. Fralin says he doesn't recommend coil-spillting the True PAF. At Lollar Pickups, we're obsessed with tone. If I want/need customwound stuff, I still shop for the best bang for the buck. If you want something a little different with a paisleyesque tone then it's the fralin. Fralin, Lollar or VooDoos....? What a great sounding guitar it is. I'm considering a future upgrade for my SG, and, I'm just taking in all of the options. Seymour Duncan does offer vintage, but that ones that compare to Fralin and Lollar are their Antiquity series, which are higher in price. EMG has teamed up with Black Sabbath’s bass guitarist Geezer Butler, to produce this signature Precision bass pickup. Powered by Invision Community. Ask the guy I sold a Les Paul Studio which had a set of Fralin P92 in it...I offered to switch out the pickups for about 5 or 6 options at the time (including stock Gibson) at no cost and there was no way those pickups were coming out of that guitar. It has a mid-6K output, dual ceramic bar magnets, adjustable poles and a responsive character that reacts to your pick attack and volume knob. The bridge pickup has Lindy Fralin bassplate installed and it adds 10% more bass responses. I plan to get a double cut tv yellow lp later I in the year so I'll probably try the lollar then. What matters is what tone do you want? https://www.dogtone.net/Amps/Magnatone260/AD/Sample-2.mp3. I put a Fralin up that was an 'extra' (I had Fralins in multiple other guitars at the time)...bidding war ensues and it sells for the same price that most of the Seymour Duncans sell for new. I am new to the P90 party. I had a set in my HBII for about a year and a half. It's absolutely incredible how many choices are availble for aftermarket pickups in all price levels these days. I was thinking about it today, how can this be? DiMarzio has very, very little overlap with Fralin or Lollar. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. Joined: Oct 19, 2018 Location: Texas. Example: I put a load of pickups on eBay over the last year and almost nothing sold unless it was about 50% of retail including shipping. Does the nasty and the sweet equally well and just a very musical tone no matter how you have it set. However, what justifies the price difference of a set of Lollar pickups, or Fralins over something from Seymour Duncan or DiMarzio? Clear editor. I love the neck pick up from Bareknuckle though. I know that tone is subjective. That's what I … They're expensive but if I was in the market for an upgrade I'd probably shell out for them, I think it would be worth in the long run. and again the cost goes up...but you need a Rickenbacker toaster Pu in a humbucker case, they'll do it! There is nothing basic about his pickups. I'm far from a cork sniffer and i have heard some outstanding pickups made by Seymour Duncan,DiMarzio,Lace and other mass manufactures.. Fralin and Lollar would be my primary choice if building new guitar orreplacing some cheap pups, but that's me. So today I ordered a pair of BOTH!! Here's my personal review of these two famous single coil pickup sets so that you can appreciate the real and subtle (or not!) I went with the Wolfetone Meaner 90 in my LP Junior. My Gibbo is right about 8k and the Fralin is about 7.9k. Kinman Vs Fralin Pickups. I read something online recently when searching, and someone described the Lollar, and Fralin pickups as being in a different league over the Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio pickups, etc. It's a matter of taste, for which there can be no argument because it is subjective. It's absurd to arbitrarily pick or praise brands. Pickups. Lollar and Fralin both have been around a long time, winding pickups for top players, do yourself a favor and look at these two companies for all your pickup needs- you'll thank me later. Re: P90 (Fralin vs Lollar vs SD vs Gibson) IMO Gibby P-90s are hit and miss. There aren't any magic parts that make any PU better than another, not a '59 PAF, not a '51 Broadcaster PU, not a any. It’s more unabashedly P-90-ish than the Fralin, though, so Porter recommends using it in guitars whose twang needs taming. Irony - In my main guitar (a modded two single coil pickup Strat) I have a Lindy Fralin 9.4k overwound pickup with baseplate in the bridge and in the neck I have a GFS Premium Alnico. However, I'm wondering how much of a tone difference you are getting from a set of these higher priced competitors? I like the sound of the '60 PE J bass pickups they have. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I have had a few WCR models as well, Darkburst, Ironman, Crossroads. The blend sound clips they have sound tasty. For someone to say that is pure cork-sniffery. Much like Seymour Duncan, these days both Lollar & Fralin utilize a team of winders and automation to mass produce pickups. × Put a Seymour Duncan up for $60 including shipping and you'll get offers all day long for $45 and $50. Other than Seymour Duncan, Lollar & Fralin are the biggest names in the business. You can post now and register later. DiMarzio doesn't make vintage-style PU's, some are vintage voiced, but not really vintage-spec. So, if you want classic tones, Loallr and Fralin are much more to taste. You would struggle to find a real difference in the construction of a pretty good single coil and a Fralin. Going by your description, the Lollars seem to use a philosophy I like of improving tradition. Age: 64 828. Lollar Single-Coil for Humbucker Set With their eye-catching black-and-nickel design and subtle curves, Jason Lollar’s take on humbucker-sized P-90s may be the prettiest of our contestants. Fatter in the low-mids than most of their rivals, they emphasize warmth and complexity over snappy attack. I'm just saying, if you want to compare certain models, fine. Std. Furthermore, the total weight is only 2 pounds. Hey Christopher, If you’re purchasing the Single Coil P90s, then yes – but, all you need to order is 2-Conductor With Shield lead for reversing the coil direction. In addition to the 4-way switch and the Lollar pickups, some other things I'd strongly recommend for a tele are (1) the Joe Barden bridge that includes the Danny Gatton scoop. I don't believe for a second that their custom wound products are any less than their higher priced competitors, i.e. Check out our website and let us help you find the best passive guitar pickups for you! Seymour Duncans are my personal favorite. I guess I was just trying to find out, in a round about way, if they sound that much better! Example: I put a load of pickups on eBay over the last year and almost nothing sold unless it was about 50% of retail including shipping. Fine pickups but not the vintage sound I like. May 28, 2009 McGill, Nevada. Much better sounding than the Seymour Duncan’s that werein there. I remember back in the day when Dimarzio was just about the only aftermarket pickup maker out there. Mids and highs are exaggerated in a bluesy way. Can’t go wrong with either. The -10% was just way too low like 6.5k I needed something with more warmth smoothness and mids. But there is absolutely nothing about Fralin or Lollars materials or process that anyone can't replicate. Hot Vintage Strat Pickups - Lollar vs Fralin vs SD? It's a keeper! Thread starter bassmannlespaulman; Start date Jan 24, 2019; 1; 2; Next. Installed a set of WCR Crossroads in it, again, huge difference. Some are great others are ok. Go. I hope demo helps others know you can get scooped tone like Dippers from a set of Lollar Dirty Blonde pickups for $275- $300.00 from Lollar direct. The boutique pickups lifted both budget and premium guitars to another level, especially in the vintage arena that I'm attracted to. Acoustic and Mandolin pickups will ship within 2-6 business days. ... (P90 in a Tele bridge pickups) with a Lollartron (Lollar's take on a Filtertron in a humbucker casing). If you are NOT going for classic rock/blues rock/hard rock, chances are Fralin and Lollar have absolutely NOTHING to provide you. But ill have to request it be unpotted and not rwrp in the middle....i need those mids it's like both kill the overtones and the mids on pickups. I’ve also had his bass pickups as well and I can’t say enough good things about Lindy’s products. From what I understand, both Wolf and Lollar are really into P90s. i'm glad the WCR, Fralins, and what not work for you guys... but there is no way in hell i'd drop $300 on pickups... that's just me... however, if i were in the market for noiseless soap bars i would find a way to get the Kinman's:D. See with Chris Kinman it's more about the tech itself. My answer is that I have Fralins and Lollars and would not hesitate to spend the money again to get more...in fact, just ordered a set of Lollars last week when I came to the conclusion that I was not going to find a set second hand. A buddy had them in his 335 at the same time. I was much like you till i had my first set of John Suhr Boutique pickups installed in a Strat.I was amazed how much better they sounded then the same voiced Vintage 60s styled Dimarzios's that they had replaced since then i have given the boutique pickups a chance and not once have i been disappointed.. After re reading your post i think i may have misunderstood your point .. No, what I'm saying is one can't make a blanket statement that one is better than the others. I've played a lot of expensive gits with expensive pups. The Gibson pickups actually tend to sell pretty well too but not like a Fralin or a Lollar. Messages: 4. But pickups like the SD Antiquities have a great rep too (and aren't cheap either). But if there was no difference why would Duncan and DiMarzio both have custom pickups that cos as much or exceed the price of Fralin,Suhr or Lollar pickups? I really like the P90s I've had on recent Gibson guitars. The neck pickup was still a little too wooly in the HBII for my taste. Those are some nice sounding pickups. My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. I had Burstbuckers in my '06 Les Paul Std. 1 of 2 Go to page. Not sure about the mags and such,I just play the damn things,brother! WCR and Lollars are where it's at for me. It measures 10 x 8 x 10 inches in size. Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by tim747, Oct 19, 2018. tim747 New Member! If I could get a set tomorrow for that I'd go to the bank machine right now. Have Seymour Duncan single coils on Fender Mexican strat, looking to switch it up. They’re bold pickups with a sophisticated sound. To the price point: My new set of Lollars weren't even $250 with shipping included. Geezer Synchromatic. Lew 09-30-2008, 05:40 AM #6. open. I put a Wolfetone Mean and Meaner set in a Hamer Special. Check out our website and let us help you find the best passive guitar pickups for you! 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