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Bootstrap Pickups

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by messhead, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. messhead

    messhead Tele-Meister

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Has anyone tried Bootstrap pickups? They sell on Reverb, appear to be a small operation in Ohio. They specifically say they are made in Ohio, not sourced elsewhere and sold from Ohio. I can't find any other information about them. For $30, I ordered a set of their Palo Duro telecaster pickups (vintage output type pups) and they arrived today. The materials look right (actually quite nice), but it will be a few weeks before this project is up and running. Just wondering if anyone has heard of them, tried them, has any opinion, etc.
     
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  2. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

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    Oct 31, 2016
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    Never heard of them before but I found the own website. Interesting product description on some of their items.

    Hope yours work good for you ☺

    www.bootstrappickups.com

    Bootstrapt USA Honeybee Pro Humbucker Set for Gibson®

    Regular price$49.99

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  3. RomanS

    RomanS Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    If by "interesting product description" you mean the latin text - that's just the generic placeholder text used by graphic designers - obviously, somebody forgot to fill in the real text there...
     
  4. Bootstrap

    Bootstrap TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    Feb 22, 2018
    Ohio
    Well now that Lorem ipsum is just embarrassing, I’ll get working on our site tonight.
     
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  5. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Holic

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    Nov 17, 2010
    Arizona
    Haven't heard of them until now, but i will definitely take a look
     
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  6. messhead

    messhead Tele-Meister

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I’ll reply back once they’re installed. I will say again they look great. Yup, I get off a bit just looking at guitar parts. And the company definitely shipped quickly and in safe packaging. So far, so good.
     
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  7. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    priced nicely let us now how they sound. Shipping to Canada is more than the pickups cost Oh Well.
     
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  8. Bootstrap

    Bootstrap TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    Feb 22, 2018
    Ohio
    Alrighty, the website is back up. Sorry for that, I was digging through Shopify and didn't take down all the unfinished product pages. Probably not the best way to introduce myself to TDPRI, but it's fixed now. :p

    Anyways, just to confirm, Bootstrap Pickups are indeed wound in Ohio and are not rebranded imports or anything of that sort. We only have a few models right now, but I do take a lot of care in making them and I really believe they could stand up to some big names.

    Also, shipping to Canada can be discounted, please feel welcome to shoot me a message through Reverb.
     
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  9. HolyTele Tube

    HolyTele Tube TDPRI Member

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    Jan 5, 2018
    Prosperity, Sc
    Any chance I could get black covers for the p90 size?
     
  10. Bootstrap

    Bootstrap TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    Feb 22, 2018
    Ohio
    I do apologize, I don't currently have any black covers in stock. I have some burnt chrome covers coming up, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for pricing from my suppliers and look into adding black covers on the next order.
     
  11. HolyTele Tube

    HolyTele Tube TDPRI Member

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    Jan 5, 2018
    Prosperity, Sc
    Thanks!
     
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  12. Felino

    Felino Tele-Meister

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    Apr 28, 2016
    Belgrade
    Looks great!
     
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  13. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    I like the "free pickups" deal....hmm....
     
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  14. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    I can see a pair of new toys happening in the next few weeks.

    Partscaster 2.0 ...
     
  15. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

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    Oct 31, 2016
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    I wish you good luck with your new business :)
     
  16. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Holic

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    Jun 17, 2008
    omaha
    Somebody dropped my ugly Squire strat (Cthulu) back to me, after lending it to them for a few months. I just ordered a set of bootstrap pickups for it flat poles/modern wire, after seeing this post earlier today. I'm looking forward to installing them.
     
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  17. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

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    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO
    The specs look good so I ordered a set of the Palo Duro telecaster pickups. I don't have a guitar to put them in right now but for 39 bucks delivered I figured what the heck.
     
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  18. messhead

    messhead Tele-Meister

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Update. Wired up the Bootstraps in the Surf Green Tele today. I must say this is quite a set of pickups. Very clear, open sound. The neck pickup is a tele neck pickup, love them or hate them, but I do not find it muffled or muddy at all. The middle position, once I dialed in the pickup level, is very very classic Fender sound. I'm one who rarely uses any neck pickup alone, but stays in the middle position most often. I'm quite impressed with these pickups. Thank you, Bootstrap Pickups.
     
  19. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Holic

    844
    Jun 17, 2008
    omaha
    I ordered some bootstrap off of the website, they showed up yesterday and I installed them in a squire strat today. I rewired the guitar while I was at it with US 250K pots and 5Way. I used a no-load fender tone pot for and used the SD diagram so that the 2nd tone control controls the B/M pups together. The pickups came nicely packed up, with white covers, grey flatwork tapped with screws and springs, cloth wiring and RWRP middle pickup. All three pups were 5.1x I believe. They sound real good straight into my blackface champ with lots of quack, harmonic complexity and a bit of breakup as I turn them up. They are not weak or muddy or harsh or ice-picky, I think I like the A5 magnets with the low wind style, it has I think more definition and crispy crunchiness than alnico 2's I have tried out. The have excellent clarity and and nice clear voice. The bridge pickup is a little zingy with the no-load tone pot engaged, but it's certainly not harsh or ice-picky. I also played the guitar through a blues cube, and it sounded good through that as well.

    These are great sounding nicely assembled strat pickups at 4x the price!!

    I think they would be an upgrade (to my ear) in a typical mim or American standard strat, and they are worlds better than the ceramic bar type pickups I replaced with them.
     
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  20. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

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