Tell me about Lollar and Duncan Antiquity Minihumbuckers...

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  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    Thinking of putting a set into a Les Paul Deluxe and was wondering which one to go with. I haven't heard either in person, are there differences? Which has more output, which has a better bridge tone (less thin)?
     
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    I had a set of the Duncan antiquities. No thin-ness on the bridge pickup at all. Nice and crunchy! I really liked them.
     
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    Bump. If anyone could describe the tonal difference between the Lollar Firebird style and the Lollar Deluxe style I would be thankful. I'm thinking changing out the hot Duncans in my Hamer Eclipse. Thanks.
     
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    According to Lollar, the Firebird is even more clear, more single coil like than the Deluxe.
     
  6. dewman

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    How about Duncan vs. Lollar minis, which one is thicker versus brighter/thinner
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    I have Gibson, S. Duncan, DiMarzio, and Lollar minihums in a number of different guitars.

    Lollar minihums are the best.....
    (the Lollar split-coil sounds are great as well)

    just my 2 cents...
     
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    Last question- How do the Lollars compare to stock Gibsons from the 70s or from the reissues. Are the 70s minihums good enough or do the Lollar minihumbuckers destroy vintage pups?
     
  9. diamonddavewv

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    I emailed Lollar a few months ago about his Firebird versus minibucker, and he replied as followed:

    [FONT=&quot]"Well P-90s have more midrange than the others, minibuckers sound more like a full size bucker but are a little brighter- you can hear those on my site and firebirds sound more like fat telecaster pickups- less bass and punchier than a mini[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]attached ia firebirnd neck througha super reverb"[/FONT]

    He sent me a mp3 of the Firebird neck pickup in action. I probably still have the file on my computer somewhere.
     
  10. Jet Age Eric

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    I would LOVE to hear that MP3. -E

     
  11. dewman

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    Anyone have any more Lollar clips, either of the minihums or the firebird pups from Jason??
     
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    The Duncans sound more like an aged pickup to my ears. The Lollars sound good but not quite as greasy or something.
     
  13. dewman

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    which one has more low end?
     
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    Lollar vs Dimarzio for about 1/2 the price too. Comments?


    :munch
     
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    I have a 70s SG Special with the black plastic cover minis and larger pole screws. I can compare Lollars to those in about a week as they are on the way.

    As for stock: neck 5.78k - decent tone and output. Bright. Kind of gutsy.
    Bridge 5.75k: awful. Weak/ shrill. I believe they might be ceramic magnets.
     
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    I love my stock 76 LP minihumbuckers' tone but they can get a bit microphonic with high gain and volume. I wouldn't mind a tad more grunt and definition .
     

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