Lollar Pickups has announced its Eldorado Humbucker, featuring twelve magnetic slug pole pieces inside a pair of unique coils and built inside completely custom matte black forbon bobbins.
The Eldorado is a humbucking pickup that started with a simple question, “What if…” What if we ignored convention? What if we built a humbucker based on the design philosophy of other types of pickups? What if we designed it to sound as good split as it does as a full humbucker? What if we designed a pickup for the “I only want to bring one guitar” type of player? We did all of this and we loved the results.
The Eldorado was built entirely upon the premise of wandering rather than chasing. Lollar channeled that knowledge and let it take the lead. The Eldorado is a true convertible pickup that offers the rich tone, full body, and output of a humbucker along with the sparkle, clarity, and articulation of a singlecoil – the best of both worlds. Its combination of percussive, fast attack, and chimey, wide frequency response makes it one of the most versatile pickups we’ve experienced. Another great characteristic is that it retains more volume than a regular PAF-style humbucker when split to one coil and the resulting tone is more musical and glassy, with fuller fundamental frequencies and more harmonic overtones, further increasing its tonal flexibility.
Whether played as a full humbucker or split to one coil, the Eldorado offers a wide variety of harmonically rich, dynamic, and articulate tones not found in any other single pickup.
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MSRP/Street Price: $200 (USD)
Available in: matte black, four conductor lead wire.
Average DC: Neck 9.0k, Bridge 10.4k