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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / For you fans of the Fender wide range humbucker and the clones

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Jul 15th, 2015 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

this is a great demo comparing the original Wide Range Humbucker, the Lollar Regal and the Creamry wide range pickup..

once you get through the introduction...a minute or so..its worth listening to.


they use 3 different amps, and play clean and dirty..

the differences are subtle....but they are there..

unfortunately, there is no Fender RI wide range humbucker in the demo.... maybe a step down in some people's eyes but they are decent pickups for the money

make sure to turn it up!

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Jul 15th, 2015 11:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now that is a great pickup demo,the way it should be done.I think the Lollar is the best sounding, more clarity and sparkle then the others.

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Jul 16th, 2015 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yeah.. I've spent a lot of time viewing demo's and most of them are just hard to get through....too much talking, too many effects, poor transitions..

this one was well done....
I've been fortunate to own originals and the Lollars as well as the RI's Japanese and Mexican... no Creamery tho..

the Lollars and the Creamery's come off as sounding a bit louder...the Creamery being also a bit more aggressive....

it sounds like the Lollars when driven..at least from my experience, the Lollars took on a different character than the originals....the best way I can describe it is an upper mid range edginess...after awhile, I found it slightly annoying...

with the originals, maybe its due to the age of the pickups, its less noticeable.

but I think Lollar did a fantastic job re creating the vibe of the originals...I would rate them as the best alternative to the originals out there

this demo is a must listen for anyone that is interested in these pickups

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Jul 16th, 2015 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good comparison, but I really wish they had included the stock RI from Fender.

I keep reading how "awful" the RI's are, but I'm quite happy with the sounds I'm getting from my '72RI Thinline and I'd love to hear a good side-by-side comparison with these not-exactly-cheap replacement models.

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Jul 16th, 2015 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Good comparison, but I really wish they had included the stock RI from Fender."

agreed....
The stock Fender version is a decent sounding pickup for the money...The Japanese version is a bit hotter...and has a slightly fuller sound to it

I think where you can really tell the difference is in the bridge position...the RI pickup sounds a bit sterile in comparison....its not a huge difference...but if had to be overly critical of it...that would be it

and with the RI there is a mod to split the coils for a little more versatility... cant do that with the original or the Lollar.

however, the bridge pup gets rather thin sounding when you do it...

overall I would say I I still prefer the original, with the Lollar, the Japanese and the Mexican following in that order

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