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Lee Roy Parnell on the LRP Humbuckers…

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Lee Roy Parnell has the touch, and we discovered that he has been chasing the sound of those old Gibson guitars for decades. He hooked up with pickup winder Ron Ellis to contrive a new set of Lee Roy’s signature pickups, and Lee Roy describes the process here.  Our review follows Lee Roy’s comments. Enjoy… TQR:  What were you shooting …

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The Great Humbucking Cunundrum: Ron Ellis And Lee Roy Parnell On The Development of the ‘LRP’ Humbuckers

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If you subscribe to the theory that different models of guitars seem to fall in and out of fashion, it seems that guitars equipped with humbucking pickups are experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity. We have recently observed that variations on the Fender offset body design are also hot, usually but not exclusively mounted with fat P90s. Twenty years ago …

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Our Interview With Jason Lollar On His Regal ‘Fender’ Humbuckers

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During the past 60 years the Telecaster has been modified in countless ways, at first by players who sought to make the Tele more versatile and later by Fender designers tasked with creating a more diverse range of instruments to sell. We’ve seen many brass nuts on old Telecasters (most since replaced), humbuckers and mini humbuckers in place of original …

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Turning Coils Jason Lollar

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To everything, turn, turn, turn, There is a season, turn, turn, turn, And a time to every purpose under heaven — Pete Seeger In simpler times, players played the pickups that came in their guitars and that was the end of it. Hispanic women wound coils in Fullerton, Latvian women wound ‘em in Kalamazoo, and less celebrated workers of undetermined …