Model Name: Dirty Northern Town
Model Number: 003
Built: Sep 2009
Body: 1 piece mahogany
No. of Frets: 21
Pickups: Single Gibson P90 Neck pickup in the bridge position
Magnet: Alnico 5
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
Pickup Switching: 3 way
Position 1: Bridge Pickup straight to jack
Position 2: Bridge Pickup with 0.047uf cap & tone control
Position 3: Bridge Pickup with .00047uf cap
Bridge: Custom cut Wilkinson steel stamped ashtray bridge with brass compensated saddles
Machine Heads: Grover Kidney Bean
Scratchplate: Flexible charcoal Polyethylene
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Unique Features: Complete one-off, custom cut bridge, single P90
Strings: Fender Pure Nickel Wound Original 150s
String Gauges: Regular – 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Named after a comment I overheard whilst climbing off the train at Manchester Piccadilly station, as a group of guys climbed on, eager to get back home south.
A tele take on the Les Paul Junior. Whilst waiting for a batch of parts to arrive so I could wind the single P90 needed, the guitar was wired up with an old Gibson P90 I had lying around. Eager to hear a P90 in the bridge position the old Gibson pickup was only ever meant to be temporary measure, especially as this was a neck pickup, the pole spacing too narrow for the wider telecaster bridge.
So the guitar was strung whilst waiting for the P90 magnets to arrive – plugged in and played. I never got round to replacing the pickup, it just sounded right. The weaker neck pickup really breaks up when pushed. The bite and snarl warmed up through the mahogany wood.
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, one-piece mahogany body, custom cut stamped steel telecaster bridge, glove fit P90 rout and custom scratchplate and a single Gibson P90 wired to The Creamery’s own twist on the original Fender electronics with a .0047uf cap where the resistor should sit – this is essentially the same as the ‘Eldred Mod’ giving the out-of-phase or cocked-wah sound in the front position – a guitar to be played loud.