Poll: Fralin v. Lollar v. Wolftone v. WCR, AND WHY

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Wooley, Jun 26, 2008.

Fralin v. Lollar v. Wolftone v. WCR, and WHY

  1. Fralins

  2. Lollars

  3. Wolftones

  4. WCRs

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  1. Wooley

    Wooley Member

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    Hate to be so blunt but a buddy of mine is looking for new buckers to replace his original PAFs in an LP, and I need new P90s (and am also considering a new set of pups for my Strat as well).
    Neither of us want to have to re-buy, so if you had to choose the best pups for original, worn-in, PAFs, which would you choose? He is considering Fralin Humbuckers, Lollar Imperials, Wolftones or WCRs.
    I am interested in P90s (and possibly replacement strats), and would like to know what people think about Fralins v. Lollars V. Wolftones.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. mcdyas

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    I also have tried all the ones in your poll - and if I was replacing vintage PAFs , I would go w/ Wolfetone Dr Vs ( if they are still the same as they used to be - that is )
     
  4. GuitarsFromMars

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    WCR will only do his humbuckers and on rare occasions his strat thing...vintage is his tone,though...
     
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    Closest to old Paf's -No contest on this one, Wolfetone DR.V's, Very authentic sounding.

    P-90's- for me I'd go Fralin. I like anything he does in single coils, Very rich sounding and authentic

    plexi
     
  7. Wooley

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    I'm sorry, I'm not quite following you. Do you support his humbuckers? 'Cause the Crossroads was lookin' mighty nice.
     
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    :agree
     
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    Duncan Seth Lovers.
    Sorry, but I couldn't resist. I am SO digging my Seths right now. They're giving me everything I ever wanted in a PAF-type HB. Just a twist of the pick one way or the other, and I get fat, sweet, bright,dark, crisp, smooth; whatever I want. They have such a purity to them. And yet they're not overly balanced. That's why I prefer them to the Antiquities. Plus I really love the alnico ll sound. More character than alnico V's, in my opinion. And you really can't beat the price.
     
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    You also should try Jim Rolph humbuckers..........
     
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    I really like Duncan Antiquity Humbuckers best out of everything I've tried if you want a vintage PAF sound.

    For P90s Fralins are hard to beat for vintage tones, Lollars if you want a more "wide-range" P90 tone. I've got a 10% overwound (9K) Fralin P90 in the bridge of my R6 that smokes!
     
  12. Wooley

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    What do you like about the Fralin P90s over others.

    Also, has anyone direct compared the WCR, Wolftone, Lollar, and Fralins? Have any of you had more than one of these?
     
  13. Jahn

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    He has original PAFs in his LP? You should convince him to keep them in his guitar, especially if his LP came stock with them, meaning of course that the LP itself is worth tons already and taking the PAFs out kills alot of the value (and possibly tone).
     
  14. Wooley

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    No, I'm sorry I wasn't clear on that. He's had original PAFs in his LP for 27 years, and they finally died on him (confirmed), so he's trying to get as close to that great sound again as he can, or the best PAF-style sound he can find.
     
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    Sheptones, he may even be able to restore or recreate those exact PAF's your friend has.
     
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    +1 again for Dr Vs

    that said - PAFs dont just "die" in a way that cant be fixed. I'd send those to JM Rolph. He redid a '66 Pat Sticker for me and it sounded IDENTICAL to before it died on me

    It'll sound better and be cheaper than any boutique replacement IMHO
     
  18. KRosser

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    I love Fralin's Strat and Tele pickups, much more than Lollar's

    I love Lollar's P-90's, much more than Fralin's

    I think both make superb, albeit very different humbuckers, to the point where I couldn't say which I preferred.

    I personally didn't care for the others on your list.
     
  19. object47

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    Try a set of Tom Holmes before you decide...
     
  20. KRosser

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    The clarity and the response...the Lollar Fender-types feel a little darker and 'stiffer' to me, for lack of a better word

    But that's just me; I know plenty of people that feel the other way around
     

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