Lollar Pickups has launched a new version of its Regal pickup, designed specifically for Jazzmaster guitars and other instruments with similar pickup routes.
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The Regal For Jazzmaster set is based on Lollar’s original Regal humbuckers, based on the specs of the 1970s Fender Wide Range Humbuckers found in Starcaster, Telecaster Custom and Telecaster Deluxe models.
While the original Regal Humbuckers had deep metal covers with the same four-screw mounting tabs as the Fender models, Regal For Jazzmasters’ covers are the same size as standard Jazzmaster single-coils, making them easy drop-in replacements. Like most Wide Range humbuckers, they have two sets of three pole pieces protruding through the cover.
Both the neck and bridge are wound to 10.7K, however, there is the option to purchase a neck pickup wound to 8.9K if you’d like a little less output in that position. Due to the physics of string vibration, the true-to-original winding with the same output for both positions can lead to a dramatic difference in volume between pickups when installed. Choosing the 8.9K option for the neck pickup will compensate for this.
Lollar describes the pickups sound as offering “a fat tone with clear top-end sparkle and a vocal mid-range with great note definition.”
The pickups list for $215 each. Find out more at lollarguitars.com.