New Classic ’71 Wide Range Humbucker

Creamery Custom Classic 71 Wide Range Humbucker Reproduction Pickups

Creamery Custom Classic '71 Wide Range Humbucker Reproduction Pickups

New Repro Wide Range Tele / Thinline Humbuckers

With true individual threaded pole magnets and internal reflector plate. Custom nickel silver / nickel plated covers and available in separate pole spacing for bridge & neck.

Creamery Classic '71 Wide Range Tele/Thinline Humbucker

Creamery Classic '71 Wide Range Tele/Thinline Humbucker

 

Finally, after working on these for well over 18mths they’re finally ready – my true spec take on the original Seth Lover designed Wide Range Humbuckers.

Magnets: Threaded Pole or Optional Alnico 2
Coil Wire: 42AWG
Lead Wire: Vintage Braided
Bridge Output: 10.7k
Neck Output: 9.8k

The vintage Wide Range Humbucker sound

A true replacement for the modern Wide Range Tele / Thinline Humbucker reissue pickups. Classic fat “Doubled Up” single coil tones – 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. Vintage nickel-silver baseplate, ferrous internal reflector plate, full-size custom bobbins with medium scatterwound coils – The Creamery Wide Range Tele / Thinline Humbucker, a direct replacement for those modern reissues.

Creamery Classic '71 Wide Range Tele / Thinline Humbucker Pickups

 

Pole spacing for Bridge & Neck position

Unlike the originals & reissues, I’ve made the Classic ’71 Wide Range Humbuckers with 53mm Bridge pole spacing & 50mm pole spacing for better string definition in the neck position.

Calibrated Outputs

I’ve also lowered the neck output a little to give much better volume balance between bridge & neck pickup.

Vintage style threaded magnets

My vintage take on the original pickups have either 12 threaded magnets or a combination of 6 threaded magnets and 6 x hidden Alnico 2 rod magnets. With the threaded & Alnico 2 rod magnets together 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 position.

Covers

I’ve had custom covers manufactured especially for these pickups. VIntage nickel/silver material, plated in nickel fitted to vintage nickel/silver baseplates.

PLEASE NOTE: These pickups are a direct drop-in replacement to fit the modern Fender® reissue Wide Range Humbuckers.

You can find more details & order a set of my Classic ’71 Wide Range Humbuckers here.

 

Creamery Wide Range Humbucker - Standard Humbucker Size

Creamery Wide Range Humbucker - Standard Humbucker Size

 

Standard Humbucker Version

Recently reviewed in Total Guitar magazine where they received a “5 Star/Best-Buy award”, you can now get my standard humbucker versions in new custom nickel covers. More rounded than a standard humbucker cover, they’ve a great retro look.

More details of my Wide Range Humbucker – standard humbucker sized versions can be found here.

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  1. Saving up for a set of these!!!!!  Love the way my ’72 Telecaster Deluxe reissue feels, and sounds acoustically, but just not impressed with the electronics. 

    I’ve had to fix the switch twice, it’s broken AGAIN.  I’m no tech, but it looks like the string spacing on the neck pickup is waaaaay off!

    So what do you do when you love the look, and feel of a guitar but it sounds like crap?  You find a guy who makes a replacement pickup to save the day!!!

    Trouble is…..not many folks are making a replacement for the enormous wide-range pickups from the ’70’s.  (Turns out the collars weren’t the only big things!)

    SO HAPPY to find this option and I’m happy to pay the shipping to get these things in Canada.

    There are only two things I’m not 100% clear on.  Should I use 500K pots for these pickups as the original Deluxes did….but the reissues use 250K.

    Also, not sure if I want the classic look or the “H” look.  Both cool.  Would the “H” be better for coil splitting, or no matter?

    I’d value any opinion on this as I’m just not sure.

    Many thanks for making these awesome things!

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