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« on: March 24, 2014, 01:38:40 AM »

Has the Lollar imperial PUPs. What year did they switch from Lollar to Larrivee PUPs?

Also, what is a good used price for a RS-4 with the Lollar PUPs?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 04:13:00 PM »

Has the Lollar imperial PUPs. What year did they switch from Lollar to Larrivee PUPs?

Also, what is a good used price for a RS-4 with the Lollar PUPs?

Thanks!


I think Matthew switched to their internally designed/built pickups within a year or so of introducing these. I got mine after the change, and mine's from Dec. 2009.

As far as a good used price - that's hard to say... it's really up to what an individual is wiling to pay. I'd say a wide range would be $950 - $1,350/$1,400. But that's one man's opinion...  rolleye I love mine and paid a lot more for it new - and there have been a few new ones around on close out prices for around $1,400/1,500 ... so shop around.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 09:17:25 PM »

Thanks for the response. I'm going tomorrow to pick it up. I'll post some pics and my initial response when I get it. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 09:59:20 PM »

I love my RS-4 with Lollars. They are fine pick ups. I understand Larrivée's desire to have a proprietary pickup, it only makes good business sense and I understand that Matthew has hit a home run with his pick ups, but there is nothing wrong with the Lollar Imperial. I don't think it's worth less money because of them and I doubt most people could tell much difference. Comes down to flavor rather than quality.

I don't even want to talk about price. Being an early adopter of the RS-4, I paid a lot more than everyone else seems to be paying.  crying     
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 02:38:07 AM »

Comes down to flavor rather than quality.
  
+1  and only a subtle difference in flavour at that


Being an early adopter of the RS-4, I paid a lot more than everyone else seems to be paying.  crying    
Not everyone!!     crying
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 06:00:59 PM »

Yeah ... like others around here, I got my RS-4 at just under MAP ... but still think it was worth it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 06:06:11 PM »

Yeah ... like others around here, I got my RS-4 at just under MAP ... but still think it was worth it!

I like to look at it as the price for enjoying it longer.   
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 03:11:09 AM »

I was able to purchase my RS-4 at a little <$1,500. Now, having said that, I suspect there were some corners cut or at least angled on this particular 2013 model. This baby has the dots instead of inlay and a fairly soft finish from what I can tell. But, my goodness, the sound out of this girl is amazing! She is #1 in my humble collection of LP, Strat, Tele, Epi Es-375 and even Gibson CS-356.

This guitar rocks hard!

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