Collings City Limits Pick Up Question

Jason Carter

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Anybody change out the Lollars in their City Limits guitar? I find them a bit loose and squishy in the low end, not a bad thing. I may try a Pearly Gates I have to see what that may sound like.
 

pgurlea

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I swapped out the Lollars which are wonderful pickups for a set of Wolfetone legends in my CL and could not be happier. Both are great pickups and it is a matter of personal preference. For me, the Legends are more of the classic Les Paul PAF vibe tone I was chasing. Lots of chatter on this subject on TGP. Good Luck.
Paul
 

cugel

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try adjusting the height. are you talking about the bridge? i have never thought imperials (regular wind) lacked anything. in fact they are damn aggressive and as was pointed out probably too much oomph to be really a paf.
 

Jason Carter

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Changed to a set of D'addario NYXL 10's, which I normally use, as well as adjusted the pickup height. That made a difference in what I was hearing, enough where I'm not looking to make any changes.
 

e???

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Changed to a set of D'addario NYXL 10's, which I normally use, as well as adjusted the pickup height. That made a difference in what I was hearing, enough where I'm not looking to make any changes.
Yea pickup height can change things completely. Those nyxl's also change the tone a bit. I didn't like them in the end for the p90 sound, but was amazed at how those things NEVER go out of tune. It was crazy, they just never slipped somehow.
 

ducmike

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Changed to a set of D'addario NYXL 10's, which I normally use, as well as adjusted the pickup height. That made a difference in what I was hearing, enough where I'm not looking to make any changes.

Yep, adjusting the height is a huge factor. I have to say that the Imperial standards in my CLD are the tone I have had in my head for years. I can't imagine pulling them out. I need to get a 4 conductor bridge imperial to try in Suhr too.
 

Jason Carter

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The string change really helped with what I was hearing. I've been playing the NYXL's for about 6 months. Honestly I never thought I would hear a difference in strings. It was mainly the low E and A that was loose, strings could have been dead as well. Overall, post string change, I find the Lollars well balanced and clean up nicely when paired with the CLD. May still try a set of Thornbuckers....its TGP afterall :)!
 

pgurlea

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Let me know your thoughts if you swap in a set of Thornbuckers into your CL. I have been thinking about this as well. :JAM
Paul
 

bikeracr

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I played one this last week that had a set of Throbaks in it & it sounded phenomenal!
 




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