"LeoSounds" Boutique Pickups

LeoSounds Pickups, if only the best is good enough

We played almost every pickup set on this planet to find THE vintage sound everybody is chasing - we played the sets from the big guys down to the smallest boutique company and backwards and we never thought that we might say this: THE best vintage pickups are made in Germany !!!!! LeoSounds is a small boutiquer from the south of Germany and its goal is to make the finest and most accurate pickup replicas, down to the smallest and oddest deatils for an unbeatable price by selling them directly from the factory. So we are very proud, that we are allowed to cooperate with LeoSounds and to offer this fine pickups on our webpage. Currently LeoSounds makes different sets for Stratocaster and Telecaster, PAF style Humbucker and P90/P94 pickups. Our favorite is the "Vintage Player" series, the most accurate and highest quality vintage replica pickups weīve ever seen, donīt miss to try them ! Because of the LeoSounds direct sales strategy, you will have to place your order directly at the company, but as a special bonus we offer you this money saving deal: if you buy something from us and also from LeoSounds, you will receive everything with one package, so you only pay shipping charges one time. Same vice versa, if you order something from LeoSounds. So check out the LeoSounds homepage for all the pickups, soundsamples and unbeatable prices - you can also click on the picture above to go to the LeoSounds homepage. If you order something there, please donīt forget to tell them that weīve sent you !

LeoSounds Pickups, if only the best is good enough

We are licensed Vovox PURUM custom tailor, and we can use this wire and wiring technique for all wirings inside guitars, basses, amps, speaker boxes, fx-boxes and the like. Together with LeoSounds we can offer all of their pickup sets as PURUM version, using Vovox PURUM wire for the pickups as well for absolutely no compromise in tone ! If you want to find out more about the Vovox PURUM concept, please click the PURUM logo below for more information and the pickguard for more high-res pics.

Vovox PURUM pickups

Vovox PURUM concept


Harnesses and Prewired Pickguards

Guitar Harnesses and Prewired Pickguards

For all you guys and gals that donīt want to solder, we are offering our troublefree pickup installation service, so you simply have to screw it in and jam away. We offer different solutions, so you can decide what will work best for you:

Guitar Harness: We install everything on one of our templates and do the soldering job for you, exactly to your individual specs. After testing the complete circuit, we remove the template and the harness is whatīs being left. We carefully wrap it into bubble foil and send it over to you. All you have to do, is to screw everything on your own pickguard and put the pickguard back into your axe. Very easy to do !

Prewired Pickguard: The process is very similar, but we donīt use a template to install everything - we use a pickguard, so there is no need for you to install anything afterwards. Simply put the pickguard into your axe, and thatīs it. This is a real time saving "plug and play" solution, absolutely troublefree for you !

Guitar Installation: Some guitars like the Les Paul, SG, PRS etc. donīt have a pickguard installation, so the only possible way is to get a harness and screw it in yourself. If you donīt want to do this, you can simply send us your guitar, and we will install everything directly into your axe and get it back to you afterwards. Naturally you can also send us guitars like Strats or Tellies to have them completely installed, for this kind of guitars itīs ok to just send the body without the neck !

For the most flexibility, we created a price system in three different steps, so you can decide what will work best for you and of course what will save you some good bucks, eg. you can buy the parts from us, but maybe you still have all the parts you need, then send them over and we will install them for you.

1. Installation Flatrate: This is the fixed price for the work, depending on the guitar model and including all the small parts like washers, screws, solder, ground wires, heat-shrink tubing etc. We use our standard black and white wires to install everything, this is also included in the flatrate price. Basically the price is the same for all three variants: harness, prewired pickguard or guitar installation. For guitar installations on semi acoustic guitars, we charge an additional fee for the work !

- Standard Telecaster: $ 50.40 / 42.00 €uros
- Standard Stratocaster: $ 57.60 / 48.00 €uros
- Standard Les Paul, SG and PRS Guitars: $ 76.80 / 64.00 €uros
- Semiacoustic Guitars (Gretsch, 335, etc.): $ 86.40 / 72.00 €uros
- Standard Precission Bass: $ 50.40 / 42.00 €uros
- Standard Jazz Bass: $ 62.40 / 52.00 €uros
- All other models: call for a price

2. Hardware: You can send us your own pickups and hardware, or buy the hardware directly from us and the pickups from LeoSounds. Also a mixture is possible, eg. you send us the pickups of your choice and the rest of the hardware like pots, switches etc. is coming from us. You can also upgrade the wire here and use our teflon/silver or reissue cloth wire instead of the standard wire that is included in the flatrate price. If you want a prewired pickguard, you can send us your individual one or tell us what exact pickguard you need, and we will get it for you. We have bad experiences with standard OEM pickguards, chances are good, that they will not fit your guitar - they may be to small or to big and often the mounting holes does not fit. Same with knobs, pickup covers, mounting rings and all this other small parts. But as always, we will work out a solution together with you ! Here are some hardware parts, you can get from us:

- pickguards, knobs, pickup covers, pickup rings, switch tips etc.
- pots, wires, cables, baseplates etc. as shown here in our webshop
- pickup selector switches from Fender, CRL, OAK, Eyb, PRS, Switchcraft and many more
- all kind of toggle switches
- all tone caps from our webpage
- output jacks from Neutrik and Switchcraft
- all other parts from our webshop, like our knobs, anti hazard kits, treble bleed networks etc.

We are licensed Vovox PURUM custom tailor, and we can use this wire and wiring technique for all wirings inside guitars, basses, amps, speaker boxes, fx-boxes and the like. If you want to find out more about the Vovox PURUM concept, please click the PURUM logo below for more information and the pickguard for more high-res pics.

Vovox PURUM concept

Vovox PURUM pickguard wiring

3. Add Ons / Specials: At this stage, you can customize your wiring to your individual wishes: coil splitting, coil tapping, out-of-phase wiring, auto split, direct-through options, 50īs vintage wiring, 4-way Tele switching, 7-sound Strat wiring .... everything is possible and we can do it for you ! We stock all the parts we need, so no additional waiting times here. Here you can also choose our "solderless" option for your wiring. This means that we are using high-quality connectors as shown on the pics for the connections to the output jack (especially interesting for all Stratocaster guitars) and/or to the pickups (eg. for all Telecaster guitars). Otherwise there will be no way to avoid soldering this connections, our "solderless" option gives you real "plug and play" !

solderless option

So far, if you need something special, please drop us some lines and we will come back to you as soon as possible with the details. The turnaround time for orders will be approx. 10 days.