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Replacement Mini Humbuckers

Modern, Vintage & Custom Replacement Mini Humbucker & Firebird® Style Pickups - Made in Manchester

I wind most of my handwoundreplacement humbuckers with a small coil offset of a few hundred turns just to open up more frequencies. A humbucker by nature cancels some of the buzz you get with 60 cycle hum but in doing so a whole lot of other frequencies are shut out too which can lead to a somewhat sterile sound. I try to claw some of these frequencies back by stepping the coils a little.

Use the tabs below to view the full range of Creamery Handwound Replacement Mini Humbucker & Firebird® Design Pickups. For prices, just head straight to the online Creamery Custom Mini Humbucker & Firebird® Style Shop.

Custom Handwound Replacement Mini-Humbucker & Firebird® Style Pickups

From Vintage to Modern Tones - Custom Handwound Replacement Pickups

From vintage tone Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® design Pickups to modern replacements, my Mini Humbucker range has been designed for a variety of tones - from clear, bright and well defined tones to modern, higher output versions.

My replacement Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® style Pickups are all handwound here in my workshop. Each pickup is wound at slowish speed with 42 AWG (46 SWG) or 43 AWG (46.5 SWG) plain enamel or formvar copper wire before being wax-potted in a measured combination of beeswax and paraffin (though you can order them unpotted for that classic 'honkier' tone.

I wind all replacement Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® design Pickups with a small, specific coil offset to open up more frequencies. A humbucker by nature cancels some of the buzz you get with 60 cycle hum but in doing so a whole lot of other frequencies are shut out too which can lead to a somewhat sterile sound. I claw some of these frequencies back through custom winding on a machine I designed & built myself.

If you're after a custom set of replacement Mini Humbuckers or Firebird® style Pickups, just get in touch with details of the kind of voice/tone/output you're after and I can work on the best design for you. I don't have pickups all boxed up ready to send out, each order is custom made so I can tweak the specifications to suit your own guitar & playing.

Handwound at my workshop here in Manchester

Use the tabs below to view the full range of Creamery Handwound Replacement Mini Humbucker & Firebird® Design Pickups. For prices, just head straight to the online Creamery Custom Mini Humbucker & Firebird® Style Shop.

Mini Humbuckers

Replacement Mini Humbucker Pickups

Classic Mini Humbucker


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Creamery Classic Replacement Mini-Humbucker Pickup

Magnets Alnico 5 or Ceramic
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Braided or Modern 4-Way
Bridge Output 7.0k
Neck Output 6.3k

Creamery Classic Handwound Replacement Mini-Humbucker Pickup

The Classic, Vintage Clean Mini-Humbucker Sound

A classic mini-humbucker sound, rich and clear with great harmonics, somewhere between a humbucker & single coil, a fat single-coil, hum-cancelling sound.

Brighter, tighter with more clarity than a humbucker yet fatter than a single-coil, they're great for the neck position or snarly when cranked in a balanced, calibrated set.

With my replacement mini humbuckers, the coils are asymmetrically wound giving more dynamics, with a richer clarity & string definition. A rich, vintage tone.

Creamery Classic Replacement Mini-Humbucker Pickup - Add to Cart - Buy OnlineYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Creamery Classic Replacement Mini Humbucker Pickups here

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Firebird® Style

Replacement Firebird® Design Pickups

Classic Firebird® Style Pickup


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Creamery Classic Replacement Firebird® style Pickup

Magnets Alnico 5 or Ceramic
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Braided or Modern 4-Way
Bridge Output 7.0k
Neck Output 6.3k

Creamery Classic Handwound Replacement Firebird® Design Pickup

The Classic, Vintage Clean Firebird® Sound

A different design to the Mini Humbucker, namely two coils wrapped around individual bar magnets to give a RW/RP, Reverse Wound / Reverse Polarity Humbucker Pickup. Rich and clear with great harmonics and a fatter, 'doubled-up' single-coil sound. More crunch, spank and a tighter bass response than my Classic Mini Humbucker.

Brighter, tighter with more clarity than a humbucker yet fatter than a single-coil, they're great for the neck position or snarly when cranked in a balanced, calibrated set.

With my replacement Firebird® style pickups, the coils are asymmetrically wound giving more dynamics, with a richer clarity & string definition. A rich, vintage tone.

Creamery Classic Replacement Firebird® style Pickups - Add to Cart - Buy OnlineYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Creamery Classic Replacement Firebird® Style Pickups here

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Staple Style

Replacement Mini Humbucker Pickups

Classic '65 Staple


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Creamery Classic Replacement '65 Staple Nova-Sonic Mini-Humbucker Pickup

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Braided Pushback
Bridge Output 8.1k
Neck Output 7.3k

Creamery Classic Handwound Replacement "Staple" Mini-Humbucker

Based on the 1965 Hofner™ 511 Nova-Sonic "Staple" Twin Coil

A classic mini-humbucker sound that's bright, rich and clear with great harmonics, somewhere between a humbucker & single coil - a fat single-coil, hum-cancelling sound. Crunchier than a standard Mini-Humbucker due to the exposed "Staple" Poles - Making a really unique sound.

Brighter, tighter with more clarity than a standard humbucker yet fatter & crunchier than a single-coil, I make them as a balanced, calibrated set.

With my replacement mini humbuckers, the coils are asymmetrically handwound giving more dynamics, with a richer clarity & string definition. A rich, vintage sound.

The coil wire used in the original 511 Staple Pickups were somewhere between 43AWG & 44AWG (Wire Gauge) so there was a choice of which to use for my own versions. After a number of prototypes using both wire gauges, I finally decided on the ever-so-slightly thicker 43AWG.

Handwound here in my workshop, Manchester.

PLEASE NOTE: My Handwound Classic '65 "Staple" Pickup is a standard Mini-Humbucker size, the original Hofner™ 511 Pickups are slightly wider. I designed these pickups to be a direct drop-in replacement for standard Mini-Humbucker pickups. I do often repair & rewind original, vintage Hofner™ ones, just get in touch.

Creamery Classic Replacement '65 Staple Nova-Sonic Mini-Humbucker Pickup Set - Add to Cart - Buy OnlineYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Creamery Classic Replacement '65 "Staple" Mini Humbucker Pickups here

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