"the Grinder"

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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 covers and they are then plated according to the desired finish. Nickel-silver is known to be the most transparent sounding material available for passive pickups.

Flexible Applications

Each humbucker set can be selected with 2-wire or 4-wire condcutor to the highest flexibility in wiring opportunities. Either option uses the highest quality possible shielded Gavitt wire to protect your signal chain from the very beginning.

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.

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Justin T.

Just put a Crema in the neck and the Grinder in the bridge, with push/pull vol pots and toggle for series/parallel into an early 2000s Ibanez, and WOW!! Have so many options for tone it is unreal! These pickups are silent when at rest, and the tone produced when played is world class. For my ears these are the best pickups in the world.

Billy G.
United States United States


What can I say? Kurtis makes some of the absolute best pickups out there. These grinders just woke up my Gibson Les Paul Standard. I’ve now purchased Crema’s, Blondies, triple shots and I am presently waiting on my ristrettos. I will continue to buy Lambertones pickups for all my guitars. Keep it up Kurtis!

Jordan M.
United States United States

Sits just right

I swapped my the 85/15s in my PRS SE Custom 24 for a set of Grinders, and it really upgraded the guitar! I found it has a similar output as the 85/15s, but the Grinders were more articulate and had better low end. These really shine through a full band though, and I found myself fitting in the mix very well! The coil splitting is also useful unlike the stock PRS pickups. There is less of a volume drop and it doesn’t sound very thin. Customer support from Lambertones was also very quick and helpful as I was installing these myself. I can’t wait to get another set of pickups from Lambertones! The whole experience and quality of product is excellent!

Mark F.
United States United States

Cremas Rock!

I love the Cremas! I put them in an LP parts caster and have been beyond pleased. They have a very wide tonal spectrum and never get muddy. I like them so much I bought a set of Grinders. Now I’m just waiting on a guitar to put them in. I recommend Lambertones without any hesitation!

Warren B.
Australia Australia

That delightful mid push :-)

I decided to swap the crema bridge on my tele for a grinder - the crema bridge is great but I just wanted something with a bit more output(so I could raise my crema neck) and wanted a bit more mid-push from the bridge while retaining the highs. The grinder ticks all the boxes and the grinder/crema combo really compliment each other both in output and EQ. The combo is also great for versatility. Very happy customer :-)