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.


Rewinds are $75 per coil. Included in this service is the whole restore process and Wax Potting.


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.

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!



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.


      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

Do not send pickup covers, mounting hardware, or harnesses unless previously approved. To work on pickups, we need the Pickups Only.


Our Rush Fee is $50.00. This guarantees a week or less in the shop*.


*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.


    1. Hey Ryan, Thanks for checking in! As it turns out, we do not work on Maxon strat pickups. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

  1. the neck pickup on my ’72-73 tele custom technically works but output is very weak. i get 14K ohms off the bridge but 1M ohms off the neck. any ideas?

    it the humbucker needs restoration, do you rewind to original specs?

    thx, david

  2. Hey guys, I have a mid 60’s Jazzmaster pickup that needs to be repaired or rewound. Noticed you didn’t list Jazzmaster pickups above. Does that mean you guys don’t work on them? Thanks

  3. Hello Lindy

    Hello I’m from Hong Kong . My vintage 1956 Strat neck pickup output is so weak ….. can I send it to u to repair or rewind?
    How much about the cost ?

    1. Hello Ian,

      We can repair or rewind it for you! Most of the time, a really weak pickup is caused by weak magnets. If we can recharge the magnets and fix it, it’ll be $30 plus $50 international shipping. Please send it to us using the instructions above.

  4. I’ve got a Gibson Victory Artist bass and the pickups went microphonic. Finding a pickup that will work in the neck has been impossible as the volume of the E and G strings is lower than the A and the D strings. I was wondering if y’all had any of these old things laying around anywhere or any advice in regards to building a new pickup or a different replacement. Thanks a bunch in advance.

    1. Hey Brad,

      As it turns out, no we do not work on that style of pickup. I would see if Tom Brantley Rewinds does.


    1. Hey Roberto,

      We re-wind and repair P-Bass and Jazz Bass Pickups as well.


    1. Hey Andrew,

      We do not repair or rewind Gibson Ripper pickups. For this style of pickup, Tom Brantley is your man.


  5. 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.


    1. Hey Ben,

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


      1. I recently replaced a pretty old Tele bridge “ashtray” plate. And during the process, the the thin copper wire from the hot lead was broken between the solder joint and the the windings. I was afraid I had just lost my much beloved Fralin Blues Special T-bridge pickup!
        However, I am fairly well experienced with electronics.. SoI just took the broken (42awg copper?) wire looped it around removing a bit of wire for slack and then desolder/resoldered it back in place with a couple wraps around the through hole joint (which is how the negative side looked to be set).
        -I haven’t had a chance to put it back into a guitar to test it, But was wondering if there will be any audible difference from removing approximately-4in for slack?
        -Also in order to redo the joint I had to pull out the hot/white lead. And no matter what I tried couldn’t get it back through again alongside the black wire like it was originally (how the heck do you guys manage to fit those through?!?). I had to rig it up with thin heatshrink to make it work. Bottom line do you think the pickup will be ok, assuming of course I reworked everything correctly? It’s a little funny looking but won’t be visible once it’s mounted on the new plate.

    1. Hey Christopher,

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


  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!


    2. I take offense to your comment. This is the most honest, conscientious and down to earth company I’ve ever had the pleasure to do business with. There is a distinct, palpable lack of ignorance anywhere in this company’s workforce. Sure USPS would be cheaper, take longer and have a larger risk of carrier loss or damage. This company ships FedEx, not USPS, if that bothers you there are many inferior products that might be willing to ship USPS. With that attitude you’re obviously in the wrong place anyway. Why would they only hide profit in two states that probably account for the least of their sales? Why wouldn’t they just charge more for shipping across the board? If the shipping prices are right out there for you to see, where’s the “hidden” part? If these guys were greedy they would charge twice as much for these pickups, god knows they would get it. They have a constant waiting list. Have you even researched this company, their products or reputation? I would say the ignorance is yours my friend, that much is obvious. How you ended up here is a mystery to me but you should probably stop and ask directions, you seem to be lost and you’re definitely in the wrong place.

  11. 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?

  12. 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

  13. 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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