You can get great spiritual and ministry posts anywhere…but how about a review of some great Strat pickups? Oh come on…many of you don't even know what a Strat is! Anyway, my sweetie bought me an American Stratocaster for our 6th anniversary – "6 strings for 6 years"…cool huh? Anyway, it was a hot-rodded version with humbuckers at the bridge position…well, I swaped out the bridge pickup years ago with an Anderson 2+ which was certainly nasty. But then I bought an Anderson electric guitar that came stacked with 2+ hums. So, now I had two guitars that sounded a bit alike. So, I saved my pennies for a new set of pickups. My online guitar buddy Karl (yeah, he's a worship leader but don't hold that against him) suggested that I check out some Jason Lollar pickups. I wanted a classic strat sound..bell tones, bluesy, the works. So, here's a pic of Jason in the great state of Washington:
Well…the guy looked cool enough…I watched a few of his videos and listened to some sound samples and then ordered a pre-wired set of Lollar Blondes. Now, don't get weird on me…I love ONE brunette – that's the bottom line…but I tell you – these blondes are sweet as well as nasty! You wouldn't want your blondes ANY OTHER WAY! My son Aaron had to finish off the soldering because I am certainly a soldering dork…but after he hooked that up, I ran over to his place to pick up the guitar and take it for my first date. My oh my…my oh my…dynamic, tasty, practically noiseless for single coils. The pickguard that they pre-wired for us is great looking..but the tone! We admit it – Aaron and I are tone purists, er snobs..get over it! You pay for tone though…it is the price of guitar "cool". So, I played some blues this morning…and I'm going to return to it later. Now we're talking…even my pedals and amp sound better when such a small thing as decent pickups are added to the mix. But don't take me wrong…these are far from decent pickups…they are a guitarists dream.
So, check them out some time if you are a guitar playing dude or dudette…if you are not, sorry…you simply can't experience the sweeter things in life!