“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.
Find out more at lollarguitars.com.