2 thoughts on “Lollar Imperial Pickups: Unboxing

  1. This is the 4-conductor wire version of the Imperials, which I intend to use with coil-tapping so I can turn them into single coil versions, in case that sounds good. I also got the “aged” finish.

    From the Lollar site:

    Captures the airy top end, tight lows, balanced midrange, and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickups. In reviews it is consistently given high marks for its balanced frequency response. Unbalanced coils keep the bottom end tight for the amount of fullness the pickups have, overtones build after each note is played. Alnico 2 magnets in the neck & alnico 5 magnets in the bridge are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck and bridge positions. Nickel silver pickup cover, single conductor braided shield wire-options available. Sold as singles or as sets. Neck 7.6K, Bridge 8.4K

    More info here, including sound files:


  2. I’m getting the same pickups for my build, except with chrome covers, and I won’t be doing coil-splitting. It will be interesting to compare the sound, since that will be the only major similarity.

    You can tell that they put a lot of care into manufacturing these just by looking at those pictures. Thanks for posting them.

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