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Upgraded MIJ offset with Lollars. Wow.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by riachuelo, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. riachuelo

    riachuelo Tele-Meister

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    I thought I was done buying Teles. I thought I was done buying any more guitars at all for that matter! But I found an offset MIJ at a good price and couldn’t pass it up. The stock pickups, a neck P-90 and a traditional single coil at the bridge, were a bit dim. Replaced them with Lollars and this thing is now a monster.
     

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  2. heffus

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    Same here, I replaced mine with a set from O.C. Duff. Plankster bridge and custom lower wound p90 neck. Like a different guitar with the new pickups. Which Lollars did you go with?
     
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  3. riachuelo

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    Very similar! An underwound P-90 and their Special T bridge. They sound really well together and each, on its own, is totally different. I had never used Lollars before but had always heard and read great things. Really happy with them.
     
  4. riachuelo

    riachuelo Tele-Meister

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    Meant to reply here earlier, instead of in a separate post:
    Very similar! An underwound P-90 and their Special T bridge. They sound really well together and each, on its own, is totally different. I had never used Lollars before but had always heard and read great things. Really happy with them.
     
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  5. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have the same model and I find the neck P90 to be pretty good, just needs a 500k volume to open it up (not the bridge though, too shrill). Still, I found a used TV Jones T-90 and have that installed now, much better. A TVJ Starwood bridge pickup is in there now, wound up to 12k or so. It’s really something else with this combo, I’m sure the Lollars are similar :)
     
  6. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    These guitars are so cool. What is the neck profile like? I might add this model to my short list.
     
  7. riachuelo

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    It’s a U shape. While a little thicker than the C shape on the AVRI 64 I normally play, I find it really comfortable and easy to manage. Here is a screenshot of those specs. Also, here is the link to when it was still being made. https://shop.fender.com/en-US/elect...an-mahogany-offset-telecaster/5259900321.html
     

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  8. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Holic

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    That's cool. I think your guitar is mahogany which is also different and cool.
     
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  9. riachuelo

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    Mahogany indeed. The whole thing feels and plays very well.
     
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    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yes, very much a U shape, very chunky. Mine is just over 0.90” at the first fret, a full inch at the 12th. Some of these can be close to 9lbs but I got lucky with mine, 7.6 lbs.

    Mods started right away. Flipped the plate back around after I got some extra grippy Glendale knobs.

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  11. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    The Lollar "J" street is one of my all time favorite bridge pickups.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

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    Cool!
     
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    Very nice, and very unique! I think I am being sucked into the offset Telemaster void!
     
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  14. riachuelo

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    Funny. I’ve been calling it Jazzcaster, although the other is more honest for me because I am nowhere near good enough to play jazz.
     
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