Our rewind process is not just a rewind – it’s a complete Vintage Restoration. It’s a diagnosis, repair, and careful restoration back to complete, heathy working condition. Our process starts from the ground up – we find what’s wrong with your pickup, and make attempts to repair it first. If we can’t repair the pickup, we completely disassemble it, clean and straighten any parts, and re-assemble it with new lacquer and glue.
When you get a fully restored pickup, your pickup has been completely taken apart and rebuilt with great precision and care. We have special techniques to preserve the way your pickup looks, as well as winding by hand – just like Fender and Gibson did it back in the day.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Rewinds are $75 per coil. Included in this service is the whole restorative process and Wax Potting. Please see below for à la carte services.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Most Rewinds take about 3-4 weeks, in the shop. If you want it back sooner, please include $50 with your payment as a Rush Fee. This guarantees that your pickup will be shipped within 5 days. See below for Rush Information.
How Do I Pay?
You may enclose a check for the entire amount, if you’re sure the cost. For instance, if you know you have a Strat coil that is dead, enclose a check for $91. ($75 Rewind, $16 Shipping – Domestic).
You can also pay via PayPal. For instructions, please see our FAQ here.
If you’re unsure of the cost, and need a diagnosis, follow the instructions below to mail it to us, and include a note explaining that you need a diagnosis. We’ll call you with a price!
WHAT PICKUPS DO YOU REWIND OR REPAIR?
We only rewind and repair Fender® & Gibson Humbucker® Pickups. If you have a Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Mustang, Musicmaster, Duosonic, Jaguar, P-Bass, or Jazz Bass pickup, we can work on it.
We do not work on “Stacked” pickups, like the Fender Noiseless line. If your pickups are filled with Epoxy, we are unable to work on these pickups as well.
For all other pickup rewind needs, or for any rewind not listed above, please contact Tom Brantley.
TO PROCEED WITH A REWIND OR REPAIR:
- Package your pickup carefully.
- Include a note (Preferably typewritten) with the the service(s) you’d like to have us perform, as well as the following:
- Full Name
- Mailing Address
- Daytime Phone Number
Our Rush Fee is $50.00. This guarantees a week or less in the shop.
NOTE: YOU MUST MARK THE EXTERIOR OF THE BOX AS A “RUSH!” TO RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.
Our Mailing Address:
Lindy Fralin Pickups
2015 W. Laburnum Ave. 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23227
à La Carte Services:
Wax Potting: $10 per pickup
We will submerge your pickup in a wax bath until the bubbles cease to escape from the pickup. This cures most microphonic problems and will preserve the life of your pickup tenfold by reducing corrosion and increasing the durability of the pickup.
New Leads for Strat – Style pickups are $10 per pickup.
This service includes new Fender® Style Cloth leads and fresh solder.
New Leads for Humbuckers are $30 per pickup.
This process involves taking the humbucker apart, cleaning up any adhesive and wax, and applying the new lead, replacing adhesive and melting wax around the area. It’s very messy and labor intensive, thus we charge a premium for it. Please specify if you want Gibson Braided Shielded, 2-Conductor, 3-Conductor, or 4-Conductor when you order.