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 If you have questions on an order please call 209-271-3937 text or email jim@reedjamescustom.com. Posting on talkbass and other forums will not get you an answer, We do not search online forums. We want to help you so please contact to sort any lost or missing order thanks 




Any Questions on orders or to place an order please call 209-271-3937 or email jim@reedjamescustom.com

Plese feel free to contact Me if your missing your order 


 My Email adress is jim@reedjamescustom.com 


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Reed James Custom Pickups
We have been in business since 2006, and we pride ourselves on providing customers with the best-quality products and personal service. You can order from us using our online catalog, order over the phone, or visit one of the retail locations that carries our products.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 209-271-3937

We are continuing to add to our collection of Pickups, Rings and Guitar Accessories. If there is anything you would like that is not listed, please contact us with a description and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Whether you are interested in maintaining a vintage look and sound with our Vintage Style pickups, giving your guitar an exotic look and sound with our Exotic Wood pickups, or even custom work, we can will build you custom covers and are rings out of plastic. we want to be here for you to provide you with one on one service for your custom guitar project
 If you’re looking for the tone you want to hear? We can make it happen

Check out the New RJ NEO Bass Pickups!

Reed James Engineering takes great pride in using high quality materials, innovative manufacturing techniques and consistent attention to detail. We strive to make our custom pickups with the best tone in the business while presenting a striking visual appearance.


Every custom pickup in the Reed James Collection is custom wound. These pickups are not wound until you place the order so they will meet your needs and taste in tone. I will wind them for the tone you want.


With the introduction of our Robowound™ products and technology, we offer some of our more popular pickups as standard items. If you are looking for that vintage PAF tone, the only way to achieve it is with technology that duplicates the winding pattern, an impossible task by hand!


While we continually expand the range of pickups we offer, I will build a custom pickup for any instrument, even if it is not on our list, as long as we can specify the requirements.


If you’re looking for the highest quality possible, Reed James Custom Pickups are second to none. We will work with you to produce the tone you have been looking for while improving the visual appeal of your guitar. 

we have spent untold hours of research and development time achieving the great tone and amazing harmonic and sonic qualities of our pickups and hope you enjoy them in your guitar!




James Reed


For the Luthiers out there, production order discounts are available if you want to feature our pickups in your products.

production orders discounts available 


We take an enormous pride in creating our products, and hope that you'll find something in our catalog that you like. We also can create custom orders; call or email and let us know what you want.



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Reed James Custom Wound Pickups

 If you’re looking for the tone you want to hear? We can make it happen 



All pickup orders for standard models have a lead time of approximately 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the type of order. Custom orders will take longer. Lead times quoted are approximate and orders may take longer depending on my current work load. Please understand that all pickups (other than eBay items) are built to order and that although we work hard to get things out the door in the time quoted, sometimes things get hung up and take longer than expected. This is the reality for any small custom job shop.



Expect a longer lead time to process custom orders. Unfortunately, once an order is processed, NO CHANGES MAY BE MADE. (Please ask any questions before finalizing your order!) Lead times may exceed 6-12 months, but that is extremely rare. For custom orders, 4-6 months is not uncommon, but we do our best to get custom orders out in 3-4 months.



Reed James Engineering does not accept returns or cancellations on any custom or made to order pickups. Store credit may only be issued on stock items. Returned items must be in perfect condition, and returned within 30 days. By placing your custom order you agree that all sales are final and that there are no charge backs or cancellations.



Delivery times vary. Currently all orders are shipped USPS.  It is possible for packages to get held up at times shipping to certain locations. All packages are insured in case they are lost are damaged. If you wish to use a different shipping company, please make that request at the time you place the order.


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