COOL GEAR ALERT: The Creamery Wide Range humbuckers

PRESS RELEASE:Jaime Campbell, who makes custom guitars & handwound pickups from ‘The Creamery‘, his workshop in Manchester has just launched some new designs of pickups based on the old Fender® Wide Range Humbucker and true to the original design.

In addition to a full-sized, direct drop-in replacement for those modern Fender® Wide Range Humbucker replacements I’ll be launching soon, I’ve designed a similar pickup to fit a standard humbucker size.


Wide Range Humbucker – Standard Humbucker Size

Magnets: Threaded Poles
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided
Bridge: 10.4k – Neck: 9.6k

Classic fat single coil tones true to the original Seth Lover Design – Great clarity and string definition with a bright warmth. Individual threaded pole magnets charged to around 2/3rds 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, these Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker style pickups are a great if you’re looking for something more to replace a standard humbucker.

Slightly brighter with a tighter bass response that the full-size Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker repro due to the slightly narrower coil – the output is reached by using the thinner 43AWG coil wire … (click for more)

PLEASE NOTE: These pickups are a direct drop-in to fit a standard humbucker size cavity/scratchplate.


Modern Wide Range/Thinline Humbucker Reissue – Upgrade

As you can see from the picture, the modern Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker Reissues are simply standard Humbucker sized coils encased in wax to fit the larger Wide Range Cover. As with standard Humbuckers they feature a bar magnet underneath, the difference being the use of threaded slugs to mimic the threaded magnets of the original late ’60s-70s pickups. Having a bar magnet underneath the slugs means these pickups will have a different voice to the clarity, definition and fat brighter tone associated with the original, vintage versions.

If you’d like to upgrade these reissues you have in your guitar then now you can choose from 3 options, from simple magnet replacement to complete rebuild with true threaded pole magnets and vintage spec handwound coils: .. (click for more)

 

Magnets: Alnico 2, 4 or 5
Coil Wire: 42AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided or 4-Way
Bridge Output: 10.7k
Neck Output: 9.8k

Not your standard humbucker tone but more of a fat “doubled-up” single coil tone. Another direct drop-in replacement for the modern Wide Range / Thinline Humbucker reissues. A larger version of my standard 12-Pole Humbucker, these pickups feature great string definition & clarity due to the 12 pole magnets that offer true single coil tones when split. A rich, biting attack with the warmth that comes from slightly longer, wider coils. With higher output you can enable a great true single coil tone when coil split (tapped). The Vulcanised Fibre baseplate helps to keep the higher frequencies at this output … .. (click for more)

PLEASE NOTE: These pickups are a direct drop-in replacement to fit the modern Wide Range / Humbuckers and the output can also be custom to your requirements.