Lollar Announces Release of dB Humbucker Pickup

The humbucker sports a double-blade design and offers up aggressive electric guitar tones.

Tacoma, WA (January 9, 2018) -- Featuring unparalleled clarity and dynamics and sporting double 1/8” steel blade pole pieces, the dB Humbucker is unlike any pickup Lollar has previously offered. It strikes the perfect tonal balance between a full frequency response that has a powerful low end; a slightly compressed midrange; and an articulate, harmonic top that cuts through without sounding harsh. The dB Humbucker responds to player input, offering natural, touch sensitive attack that ranges from soft, clear, and delicate when played lightly, to a full-frontal assault that delivers every note with transient articulation and purpose when played harder.

Clean, the dB’s notes blossom and sparkle and the sound is full and organic with ample low end and midrange frequencies. When distorted, the overtones shine, creating fuller, more three-dimensional, and balanced sound than what’s typically experienced from high output pickups. The tight, percussive lows and midrange naturally compress subtly under attack allowing note definition to come through before blooming back to offer a rich, complex balance between chords and notes, creating an almost orchestral attack and sustain.

According to Jason Lollar, “Most of our current pickup offerings are inspired by vintage guitar tones: not the case here. The dB has a totally different look and sound designed to appeal to the player looking for harder, heavier and more aggressive tones.”

While dB Humbuckers sound great with standard 500k ohm pots, Lollar suggests using 1 meg pots, which will help maximize fidelity and offer greater versatility. The dB’s d.c. resistance is 11.20K ohms for the neck version and 12.77K ohms for the bridge version. They have an MSRP/MAP price of $185 each and are available with either single conductor or four conductor lead wires.

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