Rewind Process:

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 and healthy 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 fix 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 restore process and Wax Potting.


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. The Rush Service guarantees that your pickup will ship within five days. See below for Rush Information.

As of February of 2019, we are currently running 6-8 Weeks lead time. Rush Fees are still accepted, with lead times 1-2 Weeks in Shop.


How Do I Pay?

You can pay by Check, Credit Card, or PayPal.

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!

Shipping:


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 contain an Epoxy Filler, we are unable to work on these pickups as well.

For all other pickup rewind needs, or any rewind not listed above, please contact Tom Brantley.

 

We Do Not Work On Mini Humbuckers.


TO PROCEED WITH A REWIND OR REPAIR:

      1. Package your pickup carefully.
      2. Include a note (Preferably typewritten) with the service(s) you’d like to have us perform, as well as the following:
        1. Full Name
        2. Mailing Address
        3. Daytime Phone Number
        4. Email

RUSH INFORMATION:

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.

*This lead time is subject to change at any moment, without notice, and is determined by the overall lead time and current shop capacity.


Our Mailing Address:

Lindy Fralin Pickups
2015 W. Laburnum Ave. 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23227


à La Carte Services:

We have a minimum repair fee of $30.

Wax Potting:

Wax Potting: $30 (Set or Single)

We will submerge your pickup in a wax bath until the bubbles cease to escape from the pickup. Wax Potting 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:

New Leads for Strat – Style pickups are $30 (Set or Single)

This service includes new Fender® Style Cloth leads and fresh solder.

We Do Not Put New Leads On Humbuckers.

As of 3/2019, we don’t put new leads on Humbuckers or any other manufacturers pickups. It’s frankly too time-consuming, and the price we would charge would be too high for most consumers. Please see Tom Brantley for any other services.

15 Comments

  1. I have a Kay guitar not real sure what type of pickup. Is this something you maybe able to repair.
    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks

    1. Hey Ben,

      We do. Rewinds are usually half-price, and repairs are done on a case-by-case basis.

      Tyler

    1. Hey Christopher,

      As it turns out, we no longer put new leads on other manufacturers pickups. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      Tyler

  2. Lindy took the time to help me select the right tele pickups for a new build, and he took great care in rewinding the pickups for my 55tele restoration.

    All I can say is that this man brings the love for his craft every day!

    And I apologize for saying the right pickups for the build, because they are perfect, which is way beyond “right”.

    My 55 is riding high in the saddle again thanks to Lindy’s pickups and John Ingram’s Luthiery!

    Happy, Happy, Ecstatically Happy!

  3. I sent Lindy my ’73 Telecaster pickups to be restored to their original glory a couple of weeks ago. He personally called me when they got there to go over with me exactly what I wanted done so that I would be 100% happy with them. They had the work finished and shipped them out to me the next day! All I can say is wow! They sound spectacular! 10x happier than expected! Thank you Lindy Fralin! Customer for life!

  4. I own a 1974 Telecaster. My band mates named it “The Grail” because of the neck pickup tone. The neck pickup stopped working. My tech recommended I have it rewound and insisted I send it to Lindy. I took that advice and had Lindy RWRP the pickup. I don’t know what of magic is performed during this process, but my pickup sounds so much better than what it did originally. All I can say is thank you and I’m glad I took my tech’s advice.

  5. I have an Aria Pro II CSB 300 CSB 380 Cardinal Series Bass Guitar that distorts at about 100k when recording. Would a rewind solve this problem?

  6. Hahaha! Typical Lower 48 business mentality, ALASKA and HAWAII are part of the U.S. It doesn’t cost more than double to ship to Alaska using USPS, thanks for being not only ignorant, but greedy…

    Can you say “Hidden Profit”?

    1. Hey Bill,

      It’s true that USPS ships flat rate to AK and HI! However, we ship FedEx 2-Day. This not only ensures your pickups are delivered in a safe and efficient manner, but it also costs us more, most of the time breaking even.

      Thanks, though!

      Tyler

  7. Ok, my bad. Missed the note- you won’t work on a Kramer, will you? Sorry. I’ll contact Mr. Brantley.

    Is it only Gibson and Fender? Do you not work on PRS’ at all?

  8. Lindy, I live in town and pass your shop every day, and I’ve heard of your incredible workmanship for years. What I’m wondering is, I have an old Kramer (my first quality guitar from about 1989) that’s got bad action since I replaced the neck. If I bring it in for a new pickup, can/ will you do anything other than pickup work, i.e. work with the neck/action at all, or is your workshop exclusively pickup work. I can leave it there indefinitely, there would be no rush whatsoever. I’d love to retrofit it with Tele equipment.

    Buckley Fountain
    6914 Old Westham Rd
    Richmond, VA 23225
    [email protected]
    804-320-6120 – leave message anytime if preferred

  9. Thanks Lindy, and all the folks at Fralin Pickups. Got the rewound Jazzmaster pickups installed yesterday and used the guitar last night at practice. Wow, excellent sound. Just what I hoped for, a “vintage” Jazzmaster sound. The pickups had more output and presence, a real bite to the sound; but, still warm/dark. the trebly sound the duncan pickups were giving me is not the sound I associate with jazzmasters; running through my Blackface Pro Reverb I was able to get great clean tones and overdriven tones with real bite. Thanks again. You guys rock.

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