Woodstock

Sound Like Jimi.

$99$297

  • Single Coil
  • Clean & Articulate
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

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( 7 genuine reviews)

Do you want to sound like Jimi? Well, don’t we all! Our Woodstock, also known in the past as our “Woodstock ’69s”, features a vintage output, a left-handed Tall G stagger, and grey-bottom bobbins. With our Woodstock, you’ll instantly get era-authentic specifications mixed with a little “Jimi Mojo!”

 

 

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Baseplate

Add a Baseplate on the Bridge Pickup.

Include Additional Set Of Covers

Not sure what cover color will work best for your setup? Include an additional set of covers here. Covers come in a set of 3.

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Be sure to read our article on Pickup Polarity here.

Notice

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

Recommendation

We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

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A nod to Lindy's favorite guitarist.

Want to learn more about our Woodstock? Here's all the information you'll need:

Features:

Woodstock – an era-authentic nod from Lindy Fralin to Lindy’s favorite guitarist – Jimi. Built as a replica of sorts, our Woodstocks feature era-authentic specifications, with one cool tweak – a left-handed “Tall G” stagger. Perfect for any Jimi enthusiasts, this set features a vintage output that’s in line with our best-selling Vintage Hots.

Also, these pickups have classic Grey Bottom bobbins, traditional cloth-wire, and USA-Made 42-gauge plain enamel wire.

  • Left-Handed Tall G Stagger for unique responsiveness and tone
  • 100% USA-Made Parts
  • Wound with USA-Made 42 Gauge Plain Enamel Wire and Grey-Bottom bobbins for an era-authentic look
  • Modified Vintage Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Bright, clean tone with balance across lows and highs
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • RW/RP Middle for Hum-Cancelling in Positions 2 & 4
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • 6K Neck & Middle, 6.6K Bridge

 

 

Sound

Woodstocks sparkle and sound open. These pickups sound big and full, with an even balance of Bass, Middle, and Treble, clean or dirty. Furthermore, the tone cuts through with distortion – while remaining very dynamic and thick.

Expect a precise low-end and an emphasized acute attack on the treble. Single notes cut through with ease, while chords have an excellent string-to-string definition.

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. Our Woodstocks consist of locally-stamped fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. We produce our bobbins in small batches and wind each pickup using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique, which gives the pickup a sweet, bright tone.

Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics for years to come!

Sound Samples for Woodstock:
About this Sound Clip:

All sound samples are played from Neck Position First and Bridge Position Last.

Tonal Graph For Woodstock:

The tonal graph below for our Woodstock features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

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MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Tech Specs:

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Woodstock.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:6K 1
Middle Ohm Reading:6K 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:6.6K 1
Neck & Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South to Strings
Reverse Middle Polarity:Counter-Clockwise Coil Direction, North to Strings
Recommended Pot Value:250K
Magnet Material:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire Material:USA-Made 42-Gauge Plain Enamel
Bobbin Material:USA-Stamped Fiberboard
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.


2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.


Polarity Information:

Here's how we wind and magnetize our pickups:

Fralin Stratocaster Polarity Image

Note: All of our coil directions are depicted from Ground (Black Wire, or Start Wire) to Hot (White Wire, or Finish Wire).

Woodstock Dimensions:

Fralin Strat Sizing & Dimensions
Our Strat® replacements are standard Stratocaster sizing and spacing. All string spacings are 52mm.

Woodstock FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Woodstock have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs Tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 2-3 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Woodstocks to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.

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Customer Reviews

7 Genuine Reviews for Woodstock

  1. Thomas

    Verified Purchase

    Fitts perfectly to my Fender Strat plus. Far better than stock pick-ups.
    Fralin Pus best I‘ve ever played.

  2. Alex

    Verified Purchase

    They’re great sounding pickups , now I’m trying’em on different strat bodies with different woods and bridges , just another world to discover.

  3. Russell

    Verified Purchase

    I ordered my woodstock pickups overwound to 6.3,6.3,6.8 with normal pole pieces and a metal baseplate and they are just perfect. Lindy called me personally after seeing the notes in my order and took the time to really understand what I wanted. Bottom line is they can make just about anything you want so give them a call and get some great pickups from a really reasonable price.

  4. Tom James

    Just put a set of the Woodstocks in a 90s ’57 RI Strat and it has completely transformed the guitar. The original pickups were pretty bland and early on I had put some Texas Specials in it but over time never got out of the guitar what I wanted. I could never find any mojo. These Fralin Woodstocks are beyond belief. Robust, clear and beautifully nuanced Strat tone. Amazing even straight into the amp (a RI Blackface Twin in my case). All I can say is… wow, wow, wow! Thank you Lindy Fralin, this is the Strat tone I’ve been looking for all these years. Btw, I added the baseplate, blender, and treble bleed that really add to it as well.

  5. Richard Wallace

    I have a fairly new USA strat and bought the set of these in the cream color. I use a modeler a lot of the time, Fractal Audio, and I have been blown away with these. I have amps and this plugged straight into a clean amp is phenomenal. For example, one preset I happen to use a lot is called “50 Watt Plexi” and these in the neck position with the volume backed off about 1/3 of the way is “Wind Cries Mary” perfection. Boost the guitar volume and its a nice tight and punchy lead tone. I own a bunch of guitars and these are the only Fralin pickups I own but I am probably going to swap out pickups on five or six of my other instruments!

  6. Paul Davis

    Verified Purchase

    Wow! Now I know the difference!

    I was playing around with some Hendrix backing tracks, with Woodstock in the neck position…Good tube am… Absolutely awesome!

    I put these wonderful pickups in an early nighties USA deluxe Strat, that I bought up here in Canada a longtime ago.

    I have been shopping for some hand wound pickups, made by someone who cares about music, for some time now… Lindy Fralin cares, really cares, about music.

    Hendrix would have been proud to put a set of these in his guitar, of this I have no doubt.

    It’s the first time I got to (actually) sound like Hendrix. LOL

    Amazing pickup, thanks again Mr. Fralin.

  7. Pat

    I have a jimmy Hendrix voodoo strat I don’t play it a lot because the pickups sounds like crap my wife got it for me for Christmas 3 years ago she paid 900 for a jimmy Hendrix voodoo that has low output you can call me at 13364197183 I don’t have the money to buy pickups right now I was going to sell it but my wife told if i sell it she will never buy me a guitar again

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