PRESS RELEASE: “It was the mid-80s,” Jason Lollar recalled. “Someone loaned me an original late-‘50s Les Paul® Custom for a gig. Ever since then, I’ve been fascinated with the sound of the original P-90 staple pickup. We modified the design of the original Gibson P-90 staple pickup so it fits most soapbar routes with no modification to the guitar. Though the design is updated, I voiced it to sound just like the legendary Les Paul Staple pickup that was loaned to me.”
Unlike Lollar’s alnico pole P-90 pickups that use round pole pieces and sound very “Fendery,” their new Staple pickup uses rectangular shaped pole piece magnets. The Staple’s tone is midway between that splashy harmonic-laden Fender® tone and the more liquid and woody sounding Gibson P-90 tone. Lollar’s staple has a punchier attack with more clarity to the overtones than a typical P-90.
Lollar’s Staple pickup uses hand-beveled, alnico 5, non-adjustable pole pieces; 42 gauge coil wire; approximately 8.2K Ohms DCR; and it’s available with black, cream or white soapbar covers. It is recommended for the neck position and comes in soapbar style only. USA retail price is $145.
About Lollar Pickups – Jason Lollar’s Basic Pickup Winding and Complete Guide to Making Your Own Pickup Winder was first published in 1993 and is now in its third edition. Jason and Stephanie Lollar founded Lollar Pickups in 1999 and continue to oversee production of artisan-built pickups in their Tacoma, Washington workshop.