Current Lead Time: 5 weeks

Designed to be Different

Precision Winding

Deep dive the gear forums on pickup winding and you'll see tons of voices claiming that handwinding and variable tension is where the magic is. We challenge that concept and have the data to prove it. Every set that leaves our shop is within 1% tolerance of every pickup we've ever shipped. No more wondering if you got a lemon model. Whether you're playing to your dog or you're on stage for 100,000+ fans, the Lambertones are the same.

Made in USA

We fully believe a product should be able to stand on its own, where the location of manufacturer doesn't automatically qualify/disqualify it from a perceived quality. That said, we're proud to design, manufacture, wind, fulfill in house here at our shop in Southern California.

Crafted with Care

Premium Materials

We exclusively use nickel-silver baseplates for our soapbar and JM style Ristrettos to reflect the magnetic field appropriately, giving a punchier and more consistent sound with every amplitude of playing.

Flexible Applications

Each Ristretto set comes with a 3-wire lead option, giving the highest flexibility in wiring opportunities. Having a 3-wire allows you to have a series/parallel tonal option with a 4-way switch or a Fender style S1 switch. In addition, if combined with another style pickup of a different manufacturer a 3rd wire allows you to reverse the winding direction to maintain phase. The pickup leads are the highest quality possible cloth covered pre-tinned Gavitt wire to give you the best signal chain start and an easy solder connection.

Shipped with Style

Premium Packaging

Every pickup set comes in its own premium box with laser cut foam and every cover has mm thick 3M protective shielding to aid in a successful install without scratches or scuffs.

Special Gift

Every pickup set is shipped with a special gift for you to enjoy. We're very passionate about this and hope you love it as much as we do, so tag us in an Instagram/Facebook post and we'll repost it to our story!

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Sean B.

I bought a used Fender Tele thinline with P90s, and it sounded a little muddy. But then I put some Ristrettos in it and I can't BELIEVE the difference. These have both clarity AND a full sound. I'm especially impressed by the neck pickup's ability to maintain clarity and brightness without adjusting EQ. The ordering process was also great. I sent them a photo of the guitar to get advice in what to get. They emailed me right back and gave me some advice about upgrading the tone pots while I was at it (which I did). Once ordered, I received pretty regular emails from them with little things like YouTube videos showing off how they sound, etc. The package itself is a fun experience to unbox--like opening a new Apple product. My experience with Lambertones has been so good I plan to get the Cremas for another guitar next!

Hyam C.
United States United States


You can notice that the pickups were treated with high attention to detail .From the materials used in the pickups to the really cool packaging. The Ristrettos are a low output that cut through any mix with ease. They are super clean, but take overdrive really well. If you are reading this i highly recommend these pickups!

keith c.
United States United States

New better tones in my thinline tele

Great communication from order date. Ristrettos in black arrived in scheduled time frame. Replaced a mismatch output set of Duncan sd90 and gfs goldfoil. The tones out of the Ristrettos are more pure and have plenty of power and single coil sound. I notice on multiple delay settings I can more clearly hear repeats, which makes the 1/4 dotted 1/8 thing easier to play with. I hear more "air" to the tone and definitely cuts through the mix better than stock or several other sets I've tried. LP 4 knob is my setup with 500k pots, PIO caps. Since these are true single coils there is some noise as all singles have, but they cut so well I could turn some of the gain settings on Helix down and gate up to compensate, quieter than my stock strat pups. Bridge more crunchy than I thought it would be and neck is warmer. The both on hum cancelling position is my go to rhythm sound, full range clean signal with no noticeable hum there. Use bridge or neck on. Big choruses or leads , I go back to both for quieter long trailing reverb and delay to avoid hum on hanging diamond chords. If you want new p90 pickups these are great, just make sure your rig and playing skills are up to hearing yourself more, for better or worse. It has made me have to play with better technique because I can totally hear when I don't now. Buy these if you are after modern worship tones or just want to have a more HD signal from your p90 guitar.

Lambertones Pickups the Ristretto Review
Corey F.
United States United States

Tone Heaven

Lambertones pickups from the attention to detail to the packaging, pickup materials, these pickups scream quality. The Ristrettos are a low output P90's that cut through any mix with ease. They are super clean, but take overdrive up to any level and keep it from getting muddy, and lossed in the mix. Highly recommend these pickups!

Lambertones Pickups the Ristretto Review
Andreas H.
Denmark Denmark

Wow!! Just wow

I am a producer, engineer and composer working both in the music and TV series industry. In my work I use a lot of different tools and instruments and very often different types of guitars. The sound of the instrument is obviously very important, but also the feel of the instrument. I recently bought the Ristrettos to see if I could revive one of my old guitars with P90s. I looked online for ages until I saw a video on the Worship Tutorials youtube channel and was really impressed by the sound.They were using Lambertones pickups and they sounded great. But it´s not always easy to know if it´s the pickups, amps, post processing or many other different things that are shaping the sound, when you listen to a youtube video. But I decided to give it a shot. I didn´t think it was possible for there to be such a huge difference just by changing pickups, but wow!! I´m super happy with the new sounds I can get out of my old guitar and the difference in tone, is amazing. It´s hard trying to describe what you hear and how it feels, but the Ristrettos have low end defeniton without rumble or muddiness. Really great midtones with just the right bite without any harshness and crispy smooth highs again without harsh frequencies. I just couldn´t believe that just the pickups could make such a huge difference, but they can! It´s become my absolute favorite instrument again:) Thanks Curtis and co for inviting me into the family. I will definitely be back! All the best Andreas Holtti

Lambertones Pickups the Ristretto Review