Lollar Pickups has launched the Blademaster, a replacement pickup for Jazzmasters that aims to give a more consistent, rounded output.
The overwound single-coil, instead of using six pole pieces like a stock Jazzmaster pickup, uses a continuous nickel-plated steel blade pole piece. This is nestled between two alnico bar magnets. The continuous pole piece means players can be extra secure in the coverage of the pickup, with no dead spots being hit by bending strings.
Lollar has also modified the winding of the pickup, which it says “offers a fuller and broader tone than a traditional Jazzmaster style pickup, without sacrificing the clarity of the bass strings. Compared to a standard Jazzmaster design, Blademaster pickups have a higher output, a smoother, fuller bottom end, and increased body supporting the top end while retaining articulation and detail.”
Lollar is known for its accurately spec’d and meticulously designed pickups, a lot of which have made their way onto our lists of top pickups – so expect this unique offering to be a worthwhile upgrade to your favourite Jazzmaster.
Find out more and hear the pickups in action at lollarguitars.com.