Bootstrap Pickups

messhead

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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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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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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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Any chance I could get black covers for the p90 size?

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.
 

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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.

I wish you good luck with your new business :)
 

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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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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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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.
 

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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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