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Bootstrap Pretzel Pups

Bootstrap Pretzel Pups

Regular price $49.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $49.99 USD
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Our Bootstrap Pretzel Pups are a versatile twist!

With slightly taller ALNICO 5 poles for the neck position, we're able to fit all the 42 AWG winds of our '54 Vintage Pros in a Tele® neck pickup form factor. Paired with a signal-transparent nickel-silver cover, the neck position delivers a sparkling clean, dynamic tone. The bridge pup with A5 magnets is wound hot for a distinct T-style growl.


  • 42 AWG enameled copper wire
  • Vulcanized fiber bobbins
  • 43/42 AWG enameled copper wire
  • AlNiCo 5 magnets, flat top
  • Push-back cloth leads with 22 AWG pre-tinned wire for easy installation
  • Vacuum potted in beeswax and paraffin
  • Height adjustment screws and spring
  • Copper-clad steel baseplate
  • Nickel-silver cover
  • Resistance Bridge: ~10.5kOhm*
  • Resistance Neck: ~5.6kOhm*

*Please note that resistance values are approximate and may vary due to a number of factors including actual wire thickness, wire tension, ambient temperature as well as differences between multimeters. We accept a tolerance of +/-10% K Ohms. Bootstrap Pickups winds to a a set wind count, not resistance.

Pretzel Pups are wound-to-order in our small Ohio shop. Please check the Shop Notes page for current lead times.


Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Tele®, Strat® and Fender® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC). Bootstrap Pickups is not affiliated with or endorsed by FMIC and we do not sell products made or authorized by FMIC. 

We use either all-black vulcanized fiber bobbins or gray and black vulcanized fiber bobbins depending on material availability. If you have a preference for either bobbin cover, please leave a note at checkout and we are happy to accommodate.
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