Its on its way, just in time for Christmas …
The final prototype covers are on their way and providing all the measurements are correct, the new true spec Creamery Classic ’71 Wide Range Humbucker pickups will be available on the site start of December.
A Direct Replacement for Fender® reissue pickups
The prototype above is made from brass but the final commercial covers will be nickel with nickel plating. Baseplates are nickel as well.
Still working out pricing but here are some specs:
Magnets: Threaded Pole or Optional Alnico 2
Coil Wire: 42AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided or 4-way
Bridge Output: 10.7k
Neck Output: 9.8k
The vintage Wide-Range Humbucker tone
A true replacement for the Fender® Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker reissue pickups. Classic fat single coil tones – Great clarity and string definition with a bright warmth. Individual threaded pole magnets charged to around 2/3rds or full capacity allow you to dial in each string. A warmer mid-range than standard single coils and with a higher output, they’re great for breaking up an amp. With a great fat bridge tone sounding akin to a “doubled-up” Tele and a neck with a warm, sweet brightness.
Custom nickel baseplate & ferrous internal reflector plate, full-size bobbins with handwound coils – The Creamery Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker, a direct vintage spec replacement for those modern reissues.
My vintage take on the original pickups have either 12 threaded magnets or a combination of 6 threaded magnets and 6 Alnico 2 rod magnets. With the threaded & Alnico 2 rod magnets the tone is ever so rounder, warmer with a few less highs – Great if you want to take a little ‘spank’ out of the bridge.
Available in both standard humbucker and true spec Wide Range Humbucker sizes with pole spacing unique to bridge & neck for better strings definition.
Only available in Nickel covers (Nickel plated, Nickel Silver material).
You can read more about my Vintage, Modern & Wide Range Humbucker Upgrades here