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Designed to be Different
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
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.
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
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.
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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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!
Ristrettos + Jazzmaster =
I have a 60th anniversary Jazzmaster and the stock pups were super shrill and ice-pickish… I figured it was time to try the ristrettos and I will tell you these pickups 100% transformed this rig. Kurtis is super awesome at answering questions about the pickups and the way Lambertones walks you through the build/shipping process is top notch. My jazzy is now full, chimey, and bright enough to have typical jazzmaster vibes, but more refined and usable… especially when switching between other guitars. I play strats, tele’s, and jazzmasters mostly and I’ve fallen in love with this Jazzmaster again. You can’t go wrong with the Ristrettos.
I got a set of Ristretto Soapbars for my custom build Jazzmaster. These pickups are amazing! The tone is fat where you want, yet articulate on the mids and highs, and lots of P90 growl. This guitar can literally work for any style or tone need. So happy with these and highly recommend. Also, the support was top-notch! Very friendly and helpful. I posted a question on Sunday evening and had a response within 2 minutes! I will definitely be buying more Lambertones pickups.
Removes the blanket from your tone!
I love these. I'm a strat player my whole life and bought a new P90 guitar to change things up some. The stock pickups were good, but just not the best for worship style guitar (a bit boomy and mid-rangy). Tried a buddy's Jazzmaster with these pickups, and knew I had to have them. Placed my order and everything was ready almost exactly when originally quoted. Out with stock p90s, in with the Lambertones and I'm super happy now. I understand why these are referred to as 'P90's for folks who don't like P90's'. Think of it as like strat turned up a notch. You won't regret getting these!!
I can’t believe how amazing these sound and the customer service. Lambertones communicated every step of the way. What an amazing company. Getting ready to swap all my pickups over to Lambertones!