Bootstrap Pretzel Pups
Bootstrap Pretzel Pups
Bootstrap Pretzel Pups

Bootstrap Pretzel Pups

Regular price $49.99 $0.00

The new 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.

As with all Bootstrap Pickups, our Pretzel Pups are proudly wound in a small garage in central Ohio. Please allow 5-7 business days for your pickups to be cut, pressed, wound, potted, charged, inspected and shipped in the USA.


  • Forbon® vulcanized fiber bobbins
  • 42/43 AWG pure copper wire with ruby enamel insulation
  • 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: ~9.9kOhm*
  • 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.



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. Forbon® is a registered trademark of Ele Associates Global LLC.

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