pickups

Pickup wizard and innovator Seth Lover, as captured by the author.

Guitarists are always changing pickups. So, what are we searching for?

Everyone knows that tone is in the pickups, right? At least that’s what the prevailing thought seems to be. There must be something to that idea because guitarists are spending a huge amount of cash changing pickups like dirty underwear. Almost daily we hear about a new pickup maker who has “cracked the code” by utilizing materials and techniques that somehow companies with million-dollar R&D budgets missed. I’ve worked with and rely upon a large number of pickup brands, and I truly love a lot of what they produce, but I’ve also learned that it’s easy to get lost in the hype.

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The Broiler is Lollar’s take on the classic sound of the Rickenbacker Toaster, designed to deliver the classic jangle and chime. The Broiler is designed to be a drop-in pickup replacement for Rickenbacker guitars.

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You could WIN a set of Seymour Duncan Hot Chicken™ Strat® pickups! Enter by June 28, 2024.

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