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November 08 2011

22:19

Upgrading P90 Pickups – Looking for something different?

Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '57 P90 Pickups

Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '57 P90 Pickups

P90s are great pickups. That fat, single coil tone can really drive an amp giving a gritty, snarly tone great for riffs. But what if you want something a little different from a P90 pickup? Maybe you’re after a higher output? Maybe you want a brighter tone? A fatter tone? More of a humbucker sound? Maybe you just want something different all together, something unique?

Creamery Handwound Classic '53 P90 Pickup with Chrome Cover

Creamery Handwound Classic '53 P90 Pickup with Chrome Cover

Often I’m contacted by guitarists who do want something more form a P90 but just love the vintage look & shape of the Soapbar or Dog-ear P90 pickup. Its with this in mind that I’ve designed a number of custom pickups to fit the standard P90 size that require no modifications to your guitar at all. Sometimes, the new pickup can look pretty much like a P90 though underneath, its a whole different pickup. Have a look.


P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups from The Creamery

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

A true 12-pole humbucker in a P90 cover

No modifications required to your guitar. These new P90 sized Humbuckers even look like a P90.

Pole Magnets: Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth Pushback or Braided
P90 sized Humbucker Bridge: 9.4k
P90 sized Humbucker Neck: 8.5k

A 12-pole humbucker pickup inside a P90 that requires no modifications to your guitar at all. My P90 sized Humbuckers even look like a P90 – Once installed, no-one will spot the difference until you plug in and play.

Great string definition & clarity due to the 12 pole magnets. More of a crunchy tone than the fat single coil voice of my classic P90, these new P90 sized Humbuckers give a rich, biting attack.

Available in both Soapbar or Dog-ear P90 size

Creamery Custom P90 Dogear Sized Humbucker Pickup

Creamery Custom P90 Dogear Sized Humbucker Pickup

All the depth of a humbucker with the sparkle and bloom of a doubled-up single coil. The two, thin 43awg coils help to keep the clarity at higher output while the tone has a sweetness by design of the pickup.

For more details on the new P90 sized Humbuckers – Head to the main site here


The Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Magnets: Alnico 5
Poles: Individual Threaded Magnets
Coil Wire: 42AWG / 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided
Output: Bridge 7.5k, 8.4k or 12.0k
Output: Neck 7.1k, 7.5k, 9.2k

Available in both Dog-ear or Soapbar

The Sonic-Six P90 Pickup – More clarity, brighter tone

Available in three outputs, a brighter, low-output version of 7.5k Bridge & 7.1k Neck, a mid-output set of 8.4k Bridge & 7.5k Neck and a fatter, hotter 12.0k Bridge & 9.2k Neck. Similar in appearance and the exact same size as a standard P90, the Sonic-Six P90 pickup has individual threaded magnets to keep more tonal clarity & string definition. The lower & medium output version use specific 42AWG coil wire to give a fatter single coil but with more brightness and less warmth than a standard P90. The higher output version uses specific 43AWG coil wire to balance output whist still keeping clarity & that fat brightness and attacking single-coil tone.

I’ve spent a lot on these, changing the size of the Alnico 5 threaded magnets and bobbin size a number of times to get these right. If you’re after that bright, fat twang tone from a standard P90 size pickup then the Creamery Sonic-Six pickups may be the ones for you.

Available as a Soapbar style in Aged White (cream), black or chrome-plated covers or as a Dogear style in Aged White (Cream) or Black covers. Vintage braided wire.

You can find more details on my Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickups here on the main site


P90 Sized Wide Range Humbucker Pickups

The Creamery Mastersound Pickup to Wide Range Humbucker Upgrade

The Creamery Mastersound Pickup to Wide Range Humbucker Upgrade

I’m currently working on a version of the classic Fender® Wide Range Humbucker design to fit a standard P90 Soapbar & Dog Ear pickup. At the request of the guitarist, I recently converted his old Maton Mastersound Pickups to Wide Range Humbucker Spec.

They’re very similar in size to a standard P90 and I managed to make a custom set of pickups for him that he loved. Here’s the blog entry on this Maton Mastersound conversion


With a little imagination, there’s much that can be done with the old classic P90 pickup if you are so inclined – alternatively, the P90 is a true design classic. With this in mind, have a look at my Classic ’53 & Classic ’57 P90 Pickups if its the more vintage tone you’re after – and try them without the baseplates, the tone is a little more open.

The Creamery – Custom Guitars, Handwound Pickups – Made in Manchester

22:19

Upgrading P90 Pickups – Looking for something different?

Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '57 P90 Pickups

Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '57 P90 Pickups

P90s are great pickups. That fat, single coil tone can really drive an amp giving a gritty, snarly tone great for riffs. But what if you want something a little different from a P90 pickup? Maybe you’re after a higher output? Maybe you want a brighter tone? A fatter tone? More of a humbucker sound? Maybe you just want something different all together, something unique?

Creamery Handwound Classic '53 P90 Pickup with Chrome Cover

Creamery Handwound Classic '53 P90 Pickup with Chrome Cover

Often I’m contacted by guitarists who do want something more form a P90 but just love the vintage look & shape of the Soapbar or Dog-ear P90 pickup. Its with this in mind that I’ve designed a number of custom pickups to fit the standard P90 size that require no modifications to your guitar at all. Sometimes, the new pickup can look pretty much like a P90 though underneath, its a whole different pickup. Have a look.


P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups from The Creamery

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

A true 12-pole humbucker in a P90 cover

No modifications required to your guitar. These new P90 sized Humbuckers even look like a P90.

Pole Magnets: Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth Pushback or Braided
P90 sized Humbucker Bridge: 9.4k
P90 sized Humbucker Neck: 8.5k

A 12-pole humbucker pickup inside a P90 that requires no modifications to your guitar at all. My P90 sized Humbuckers even look like a P90 – Once installed, no-one will spot the difference until you plug in and play.

Great string definition & clarity due to the 12 pole magnets. More of a crunchy tone than the fat single coil voice of my classic P90, these new P90 sized Humbuckers give a rich, biting attack.

Available in both Soapbar or Dog-ear P90 size

Creamery Custom P90 Dogear Sized Humbucker Pickup

Creamery Custom P90 Dogear Sized Humbucker Pickup

All the depth of a humbucker with the sparkle and bloom of a doubled-up single coil. The two, thin 43awg coils help to keep the clarity at higher output while the tone has a sweetness by design of the pickup.

For more details on the new P90 sized Humbuckers – Head to the main site here


The Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickup

Magnets: Alnico 5
Poles: Individual Threaded Magnets
Coil Wire: 42AWG / 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided
Output: Bridge 7.5k, 8.4k or 12.0k
Output: Neck 7.1k, 7.5k, 9.2k

Available in both Dog-ear or Soapbar

The Sonic-Six P90 Pickup – More clarity, brighter tone

Available in three outputs, a brighter, low-output version of 7.5k Bridge & 7.1k Neck, a mid-output set of 8.4k Bridge & 7.5k Neck and a fatter, hotter 12.0k Bridge & 9.2k Neck. Similar in appearance and the exact same size as a standard P90, the Sonic-Six P90 pickup has individual threaded magnets to keep more tonal clarity & string definition. The lower & medium output version use specific 42AWG coil wire to give a fatter single coil but with more brightness and less warmth than a standard P90. The higher output version uses specific 43AWG coil wire to balance output whist still keeping clarity & that fat brightness and attacking single-coil tone.

I’ve spent a lot on these, changing the size of the Alnico 5 threaded magnets and bobbin size a number of times to get these right. If you’re after that bright, fat twang tone from a standard P90 size pickup then the Creamery Sonic-Six pickups may be the ones for you.

Available as a Soapbar style in Aged White (cream), black or chrome-plated covers or as a Dogear style in Aged White (Cream) or Black covers. Vintage braided wire.

You can find more details on my Handwound Sonic-Six P90 Pickups here on the main site


P90 Sized Wide Range Humbucker Pickups

The Creamery Mastersound Pickup to Wide Range Humbucker Upgrade

The Creamery Mastersound Pickup to Wide Range Humbucker Upgrade

I’m currently working on a version of the classic Fender® Wide Range Humbucker design to fit a standard P90 Soapbar & Dog Ear pickup. At the request of the guitarist, I recently converted his old Maton Mastersound Pickups to Wide Range Humbucker Spec.

They’re very similar in size to a standard P90 and I managed to make a custom set of pickups for him that he loved. Here’s the blog entry on this Maton Mastersound conversion


With a little imagination, there’s much that can be done with the old classic P90 pickup if you are so inclined – alternatively, the P90 is a true design classic. With this in mind, have a look at my Classic ’53 & Classic ’57 P90 Pickups if its the more vintage tone you’re after – and try them without the baseplates, the tone is a little more open.

The Creamery – Custom Guitars, Handwound Pickups – Made in Manchester

April 04 2011

20:53

P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

Creamery P90 Sized Humbucker Pickups

A true humbucker in a P90 cover

No modifications required to your guitar. The new P90 sized Humbucker even looks like a P90.

Pole Magnets: Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth Pushback or Braided
Bridge: 9.4k
Neck: 8.5k

A 12-pole humbucker pickup inside a P90 that requires no modifications to your guitar at all. My P90 sized Humbuckers even look like a P90 – Once installed, no-one will spot the difference until you plug in and play.

Great string definition & clarity due to the 12 pole magnets. More of a crunchy tone than the fat single coil voice of my classic P90, these new P90 sized Humbucker Pickups give a rich, biting attack.

All the depth of a humbucker with the sparkle of a single coil. The two, thin 43awg coils help to keep the brightness at higher output while the tone is warmed by the design of the pickup.

For more details on the new P90 sized Humbucker – Head to the main site here

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