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Handwound Strat Pickups

Vintage, Modern & Custom Replacement Strat Pickups - Made in Manchester

From the classic Strat Tones to fatter, grittier outputs all my replacement Strat style Pickups are handwound here in my workshop in Manchester, UK

I've tried to create Strat style pickups & sets that chime with certain tones & periods in music but often once you place an order, I'll discuss how we can make the pickup custom to you - If that means over/underwinding a little, different outputs etc etc then no problem, it can be done - they're your pickups, for your guitar.

Custom, Handwound Replacement Stratocaster (Strat) pickupd from The Creamery.

Creamery Replacement Classic '64 Strat Stratocaster Pickups

Classic '64

The vintage Strat sound - Glassy, woody with chime. Staggered, LH or Non-Staggered versions.

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Creamery Replacement Alt '88 Higher Output Strat Stratocaster Pickups

Alt '88

Modern, higher output Strat pickups for a stronger, attacking, more aggressive & alternative sound.

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Creamery Replacement Sonic-Six Adjustable Pole Strat Stratocaster Pickups

Sonic-Six

Custom Strat Pickups with threaded, adjustable magnets to individually dial in each string.

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Creamery Replacement Sonic '60 Pickups for Srat Stratocaster

Sonic '60 for Strat

Direct drop-in replacement Strat size Pickups in custom chrome for a richer, rounder sound.

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Creamery Replacement Red '79 Pickups for Srat Stratocaster

Red '79 for Strat

Biting, attacking replacement Strat Pickups for that wiry, angular & brittle, post-punk sound.

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Creamery Replacement Strat-90 Stratocaster Strat Sized P90 Pickups

Strat Sized P90s

Sratocaster sized P90 pickups. P90 design in a direct drop-in Strat replacement for a warmer, grittier sound.

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Custom Handwound Replacement Vintage & Modern Stratocaster Pickups

With custom designs based on both the pre-CBS handwound staggered pole Stratocaster pickups up to the early 1960s, and later flat pole, hotter & modern variants, I currently make a number of handwound Replacement Stratocaster single coil pickups.

I also make custom designs such as my Strat-90 (Strat sized P90) and my Sonic '60 Pickups.

I don't have pickups all boxed up ready to send out; each order is custom-made so I can tailor a set of handwound replacement Stratocaster (Strat) pickups to suit your own guitar, tone or style of playing.

NOTE: You can order my custom, handwound replacement Strat pickups specifically for Left Handed players. Just select this option at the checkout.

Handwound at my workshop here in Manchester.

Use the tabs below to view the full range of Creamery Handwound Replacement Stratocaster Pickups

Classic

Classic Stratocaster Pickups

Classic '64


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Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '64 Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Staggered or Flat Pole Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 6.3k
Middle Output 5.7k
Neck Output 5.7k

The early '60s Strat Sound

Staggered for Left or Right handed players

A vintage staggered Stratocaster pickup with the classic Strat tone. Snappy highs with a woody mid-range and bright bass. Scatter wound with wax potted coils and staggered Alnico 5 magnets. Medium output. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. A great Stratocaster pickup.

The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Creamery Classic '64 Stratocaster Pickups Set - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Classic '64 Stratocaster Pickups here

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Classic Stratocaster Pickups

Classic '69


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Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '69 Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Flat pole or Staggered Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 5.9k
Middle Output 5.7k
Neck Output 5.5k

The late '60s Strat Sound

Staggered for Left or Right handed players

A vintage staggered or flat pole Stratocaster pickup with the classic bright Strat tone of the late 60s - tight, snappy with clean highs, a solid bass response with a hollow, woody mid-range. Scatter wound with wax potted coils and staggered Alnico 5 magnets. Medium output. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire.

A great pickup to play clean or funk - the tone can be rounded out a little by selecting flat stagger magnets.

The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Creamery Classic '69 Stratocaster Pickups Set - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Classic '69 Stratocaster Pickups here

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Higher Output

Overwound Stratocaster Pickups

'Extra Width'


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Creamery Custom Handwound Extra Width Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 6.8k
Middle Output 6.3k
Neck Output 6.1k

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A Warmer, slightly higher output Strat Pickup

A flat-pole hotter-wound Stratocaster pickup for a fatter twist on the classic Strat tone. Still with snappy highs, a fatter mid-range with rounded bass. Scatter wound with wax potted coils and flat Alnico 2 magnets. Higher output. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire.

A great Stratocaster pickup if you want to balance the early '60s strat tone with a more blusier feel.

The Bridge pickup has individual copper baseplates under each pole to slightly shift the resonances toward the lows which combined with the hotter wind, helps to create a warmer bridge tone.

The Middle Strat Pickup can be RWRP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Creamery Custom Handwound Extra Width Stratocaster Pickups - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Extra Width Strat Pickups here

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Overwound Stratocaster Pickups

Sweet '74


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Creamery Custom Handwound Sweet 74 Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 7.6k
Middle Output 6.5k
Neck Output 6.3k

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A Warmer, more Blusier Strat Sound

Staggered for Left or Right handed players

A higher output vintage Strat pickup set with a combination of Alnico 3 & 5 magnets custom staggered to suit your neck radius. Still with great clarity & definition, the classic Strat pickup tones are boosted by the higher output and rounded with the custom staggered poles. A warmer bridge pickup due to the overwind & custom Alnico 3 magnets really takes you into crunchy blues territory, great for breaking up an amp. Match this with the slightly hotter-than-normal middle & neck pickups gives you a sweet set great for that '70s blues rock voice.

Scatter wound with wax potted coils and custom staggered Alnico 3 & 5 magnets. Medium output. Vintage grey bottom flatwork. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. A great Stratocaster bridge pickup.

The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

NOTE: I can also custom wind you a pickup or set with higher or lower outputs, just get in touch.

Creamery Custom Handwound Sweet 74 Stratocaster Pickups - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Sweet '74 Strat Pickups here

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Overwound Stratocaster Pickups

Alt '88


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Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Overwound Strat Pickup

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 11.6k
Middle Output 10.6
Neck Output 10.2k

Alt '88 Strat Pickups

Overwound Strat Pickups for a Hotter, Warmer Tone

Inspired by the alternative music scene of the mid-to-late '80s this is my overwound take on the Strat pickup. The flat Alnico 2 polepieces are slightly warmer sounding than Alnico 5 but with the taller, stronger magnets, I've managed to keep much of the traditional bright tone and mix it with more of an aggressive, biting output, great for really driving an amp or running effects.

The Alt '88 range has been a real labour of love and these pickups and have gone through numerous changes to get them right. A great Strat rhythm or lead pickup if you want more bite and a modern aggressive attack.

The Alt '88 Strat Middle can also be RW/RP if required for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Overwound Strat Pickup Set - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Alt '88 Strat Pickups here

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Sonics

Custom Stratocaster Pickups

Sonic '60


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Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic '60 Strat Sized Tri-Sonic Design Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2, 5 or Ceramic
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 7.0k
Middle Output 6.6k
Neck Output 6.3k

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Rich Strat Tones

With handwound coils pressed around the custom magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, my new Creamery Sonic '60 Strat replacement pickups give that richer, musical sound synonimous with the old classic Burns Tri-Sonic® design.

Geometry dictates they won't sound identical to the old 60s classics as the pickups are smaller (standard Strat size) and I use my custom made thinner magnets inside the pressed coil, but they do have the richer tone you'd expect.

Strat Sized - Designed to fit a standard Strat guitar with no modifications needed

Unlike the larger originals, my Sonic '60 pickups have been designed to fit a standard scratchplate & body cavity but with outputs of 7k, 6.6k & 6.3k respectively - created to balance the old vintage sounds with a modern spin they have a richer, warmer, more rounded, musical tone than a standard Strat pickup set.

With a choice of magnets, you can choose to have a warmer or brighter version. Alnico 2 'holds' the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate a little more freely giving a perceived slightly warmer, more resonant tone.

Ceramic, being stronger, holds the strings a little more giving a slightly more attacking, slightly brighter tone.

Alnico 5 offers a slightly brighter tone than Alnico 2 but a little more rounded than the ceramic option.

Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic '60 Strat Sized Tri-Sonic Design Pickups - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge, Middle & Neck set of my Handwound Sonic '60 Strat Pickups here

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Custom Stratocaster Pickups

Sonic-Six Adjustable Pole Strat Pickup


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Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic-Six Adjustable Pole Strat Pickup

Magnets Adjustable Threaded Alnico 5
Coil Wire 41AWG, 42AWG or 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output Skinny 5.3k, Low 5.9k, Medium 6.8k or High 10.6k
Middle Output Skinny 5.1k, Low 5.7k, Medium 6.3k or High 9.7k
Neck Output Skinny 4.8k, Low 5.5k, Medium 6.1k or High 9.2k

Customisable, Adjustable Pole Strat Pickups

Either staggered or flat pole Stratocaster pickup in the same design. Adjust the height of the individual threaded magnets to suit your fingerboard radius & string set with the Sonic-Six Strat Pickup.

Unlike my Strat sized P90 design (Strat-90), the Sonic-Six has six individual threaded magnets to allow you to dial in each string, match your fingerboard radius & string set or simply play with individual heights for tonal variety and versatility. Although they look similar, its a whole different design to my Strat sized P90 pickup. The P90 design has bar magnets underneath the coil with ferrous steel screws threaded through giving a grittier tone. The individual threaded magnets here are akin to the individual rod magnets of a standard Strat, giving that clear, glassy Strat sound.

Customisable Output

Available in either my Skinny 'Scooped Mids' wound with thicker 41AWG coil wire, Low or Medium wound with my 42AWG coil wire or Overwound/Hotter versions wound with my thinner 43AWG wire, I can also make custom versions to suit your own specifications. The Low output is similar to my Classic '69 Strat Pickups, the Medium output is similar to my Extra Width Strat Pickups and the Hotter version is similar to my Alt '88 pickup - the only difference being that the threaded magnets are more like Alnico 5 with good strength, giving great clarity & definition.

Adjusting the Strat Poles

A simple flat headed screwdriver is all that you need, simply adjust the magnet height to suit. Closer to the strings gives you more 'boom' but may encounter string interference whereas further away will give you more warmth & resonance but at the expense of clarity & definition. I also recommend starting off almost a couple of mm away from the underside of the string and then further adjust until you find the sweetspot. Play around with following the radius of your neck/nut/string span.

Available in all the usual Strat cover options. The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

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Custom Strat

Custom Stratocaster Pickups

Strat-90


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Creamery Custom Handwound P90 Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 7.4k
Middle Output 7.2k
Neck Output 7.1k

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A Fatter, Warmer, Grittier Strat Sound

Staggered for Left or Right handed players

With its six adjustable pole pieces and dual magnet design, the new Stratocaster Sized P90 pickup is great if you're after that fat single coil P90 tone. Due to its design of dual bar magnets and pole screws, the tone is warmer & fatter than a standard Strat pickup. In positions 2 & 4 you'll stil get the trademark Strat 'quack' tone, just a fatter, more rounded version. Great for a more blusier style of playing.

As the geometry of the Strat P90 pickup differs from a standard P90 in terms of width of coil, the tone will be a little brighter but still with the warmth and fatter single coil voice you'd expect from a P90 design. I've designed the P90 Strat pickup with custom magnets to let the strings vibrate a little more adding to the warmth in the tone.The adjustable poles allow you to match the your neck radius for better string balance.

I've custom designed the bobbins so the pickups will fit standard Stratocaster pickup covers and the Middle Strat P90 Pickup can be RWRP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

NOTE: I can also custom wind you a pickup or set with higher or lower outputs, just get in touch.

Creamery Custom Handwound P90 Stratocaster Pickups - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Strat-90 Pickups here

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Custom Stratocaster Pickups

Red '79


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Creamery Custom Handwound Red 79 Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 5.9k
Middle Output 5.7k
Neck Output 5.5k

A brighter, attacking late '70s inspired set

Can be staggered for Left or Right handed players

Inspired by the New Wave/Post Punk era of the late '70s & early '80s, the Red '79 Stratocaster Pickup has that brittle, bright attack associated with much of the music of that era. The lower in output, 42AWG coil wrapped around Custom Alnico 5 magnets gives you that cutting tone great with effects (a little phase, a little chorus ;-). As with the Telecaster Red '79s, I settled on the final designs (after many versions) to create a pickup that has that bright, brittle tone without the ice-pick shrillness of thin, lower wound pickups. To achieve this the coil is wound slightly shorter with a looser scatterwound pattern to achieve the balance I was looking for.

With the staggered magnet the tone is concentrated more around the D & G strings for a spikier attack whereas with the flat pole version the tone is rounded a little more as the tone is spread evenly through all strings.

NOTE: If Red really isn't your thing you can always order it in White or Black vintage String as well (or standard Strat covers) ;-)

The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Creamery Custom Handwound Red 79 Stratocaster Pickups - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound Strat-90 Pickups here

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Custom Stratocaster Pickups

Skinny 'Scooped Mids' Strat Pickup


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Creamery Custom Handwound Scooped Mids Scooped Mid-Range replacement Stratocaster Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 41AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 5.3k
Middle Output 5.1k
Neck Output 4.8k

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Custom Designed Skinny, 'Scooped Mid-Range' Strat Pickups

A custom designed vintage staggered or flat pole Stratocaster pickup with the classic bright Strat tone - tight, snappy with clean highs, a tight bass response and with the added, custom feature of more of the classic Scooped, Hollow & Woody Mid-Range.

There are a couple of different ways to achieve the unique 'Scooped Mids' tone from custom magnet design & stagger to specific winding patterns and I've tried and tested a number of different designs & prototypes to create a unique Scooped sound I was happy with, finally settling on this custom design of thicker 41AWG plain Enamel wire with a custom scatterwound pattern around a custom set of staggered or Flat-Pole Alnico 5 magnets.

The thicker coil wire gives a seemingly low output but don't let that fool you into thinking these pickups don't work as hard as the more classic Strat pickups. Although seemingly much lower in output, they're on a par with my '69s in terms of brightness and output, they just have that added distinction of more glassy, clean, hollow scooped mids-range sound.

Skinny Strat Pickups - Scooped Mid-Range Tones

For me, the sightly thicker 41AWG coil wire helps to emphasise the naturally 'scooped' sound of those late '60s, lower output Strat Pickups whilst keeping the perceived 'volume' or 'loudness' at similar levels. The winding pattern and magnets I use help to stress this even more. I know there a few other people making similar pickups using different designs but for me, and ultimately it is a personal thing, I settled on this final design after much testing and prototyping.

My own take on the Big Dipper 'Scooped Mids' Pickups

Essentially the Fender® Big Dipper Custom Pickups are strong Alnico 5 Lower Output pickups which give you that great hollow tone, I've just tweaked the specifications to emphasise this woody, hollow 'scooped' sound by a different design for a little more unique voicing.

Vintage style cloth covered lead wire, a great pickup to play clean or funk - the tone can be rounded out a little by selecting flat stagger magnets.

NOTE: Due to the nature of Strat Bridge pickups in general, The Skinny 'Scooped Mids' Strat Bridge is a very cutting, bright pickup and I personally like to use one of my Classic '64s instead in this naturally bright bridge position but I do know many do like the more brittle, bright scooped sound here - Its a personal thing really, just thought I'd mention my own preference. If you'd like this bridge option instead, just leave me a note at the checkout stage (or email me) and I'll know to make it a custom order for you.

The Middle Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in positions 2 & 4.

Available in Flat-Pole, Vintage Staggered or Reverse Staggered for Left-Handed Players.

Creamery Custom Handwound Scooped Mids Scooped Mid-Range replacement Stratocaster Pickups Set - add cartYou can buy a calibrated Bridge & Neck set of my Handwound 'Scooped Mids' Skinny Strat Pickups here

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Hum-Cancelling

Hum-Cancelling Stratocaster Pickups

Double Track, Hum-Cancelling Strat Pickup


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Creamery Custom Handwound Double-Track Hum-Cancelling Replacement Strat Pickup for a Noiseless Strat Tone

Magnets Alnico 5
Poles Dual Chrome or Black Chrome Plated Steel Blades
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Modern 4-Way
Bridge Output 10.3k
Middle Output 9.4k
Neck Output 8.9k

Custom Designed, Dual Blade, Dual Coil, Hum-Cancelling Strat Pickups

A custom designed chrome or Black Chrome Dual Blade, Hum-Cancelling Stratocaster pickup for a noiseless take on the Classic Strat tone.

I've spent a great deal of time getting these hum-cancelling Strat Pickups just right, spending hours on test & prototype versions before deciding on the final design.

I tried dummy coil pickups as an alternative to blades but ultimately, the design just wasn't for me, just couldn't get the clarity and definition I wanted - Would've loved for the hidden, dummy coil design to work but ultimately, the blade design, for me, gives the potential for a much clearer, more defined and ultimately more versatile hum-cancelling pickup.

Hum-Cancelling Strat Pickups with great Clarity & Definition

I use thinner 43AWg Plain Enamel wire which allows me to build a good size coil around each steel blade, offsetting the coils with a looser scatterwound pattern to helps keep a richer tone as I found that too tight, too close a similarity between the two coils gave more of a sterile sound for me. The trick is to balance the coils so they keep a richer tone without losing the hum-cancelling quality of the dual blade design. It took a while to decide on a final specification but it was worth the time and effort to arrive a pickup I was happy with.

Chrome Plated or Black Chrome Dual Blades for a hum-cancelling, noiseless Strat Tone

Available in either my custom Chrome Plated or Black Chrome Plated steel blades, the pickups are wound with thinner 43AWG wire to seemingly higher outputs but in reality they're on a par, in terms of perceived 'volume' or 'loudness' with my Sweet '74 pickups but if you'd like a lower output more akin to the classic '60s Strat tones then just let me know and I'll make a custom wound version, no problem.

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Reviews

Creamery Strat / Stratocaster Pickup Reviews

Its great when I get positive feedback from customers, and good reviews & word-of-mouth really help the custom shop maker so with this in mind, I've created this page of reviews.

All the comments below were either emailed to me or posted to my Twitter or Facebook pages.

Have a read through what others are saying about my replacement Strat / Stratocaster Pickups and get in touch if you'd like me to custom make some pickups for you. I don't have pickups all boxed up ready to send out, each order is custom made which means I can modify the specifications to suit you, your playing and your guitar.



Shall be breaking it in tonight at the Olympic Stadium Barcelona... I gave it a quick blast during soundcheck through Matts rig and both me and Jason (Matts tech) agreed it sounded pretty damn good…

Loving the sound of the pickup combinations..definitely doing all the things I hoped and more...have a feeling its going to see a lot of use in the studio as well as live...

Morgan Nicholls (Muse) - Custom Hidden 12-Pole Humbucker (Chrome P90 Dogear) Bridge / Sonic '60 Neck


Thanks Jamie. Great Bluesier sound. Been using it in the studio.

Freddie Cowan (The Vaccines) - Strat-90 Bridge


Jamie, Absolutely gobsmackingly brilliant!

I would have responded earlier, however, couldn’t find the time to put the guitar down long enough. These ‘Classic 64’s’ are just exactly as the title suggests; both Classic and a carbon copy of that 1964 Stratocaster tone.

Thank you, so very much

Geoff Bell - Classic ’64 Strat Set


Guitar back from the shop. First impressions of the pickups is fantastic. Bright and clear and different enough tone from the tele pickups (also awesome btw) which is exactly what I wanted.

Neil Christie - Custom H-S-S Set


The Extra-Width Bridge pickup sounds fantastic; crystal clear yet without the 'ice-pick' treble of the pick-up I was replacing. I really like the fact it responds to my playing and it comes to life with a bit of overdrive. I wish I'd gone for the full set, perhaps I'll be back for the missing 2 when I can justify it. Thanks very much for making my guitar warmer and clearer.

James Deane, Professional Session Guitarist, Producer & Engineer


Pickups are excellent Jaime, Bridge is crunchy with good amounts of attack and punch, middle pickup has a country twang to it which i like a lot and mixed with the neck makes a very very nice clean sound suited to jazz and blues. Might I add that all 5 selections on the switch sound exellent when distorted and all have very unique elements. Thanks for the pickups they are great value.

Justin Leah - ‘Dirty Shirt’ Bridge Humbucker | Alt ’88 Strat Middle


Hi Jaime My Skinny Scooped Mids are now installed and are sounding amazing! thanks Jaime!! Regards

Christian Caputo - ‘Skinny’ Scooped Mids Strat Set


Still impressed by your Skinny 'Scooped Mids'. The chords in my custom mustang are awesome, clean and defined

Sebastian Cano-Berlanga - Skinny ’Scooped Mids’ set for Mustang


I've just installed my Skinny Scooped Strat Set and it's simply amazing! Every pickup position is extremely pleasing to play in. Especially the second positon. Sounds like a bell from heaven. I'll most definitely buy all my pickups from you in the future. Thanks!

Gustav Bystedt - ‘SKinny’ Scooped Mids Strat Set


Hi Jaime, they've arrived, they're in and they've exceeded every expectation: they're amazing. Thanks so much, exactly what I wanted - you're a very talented chap! Very best wishes,

Jamie Dickinson - Classic ’64 Strat Set


Hi Jaime, The pickups came last week and I fitted them Sunday. They sound fantastic, lovely and bright, and have transformed the guitar! Cheers for the hard work and information.

George Hodgkins - Classic ’69 Strat Set


Jaime Hi I fixed them up in my green and black strat project, Bison style. The Sonic 60s sound fabulous, although took some getting used to, very rich with a smooth but slightly unsettled overdriven sound. Pretty balanced, string to string, too- I love the mids. Bluesy almost in the way firebird pickups can be- through a dimed Silvertone or old Champ, say.

I tried detuning to D# and I liked them better, the harmonics got let loose! I have a feeling in a Jaguar or 24.75" (Burns scale?) fretboard these guys might shine in a way I like even better.

Anyway, just some first impressions- I tend to go for more unhinged raw tones, and I think these are gonna make me happy. Thanks again!

Mark Zepp - Sonic ’60 Strat Set


The extra-width strat set has floored me with its clarity and depth of low end. I was a little apprehensive about Alnico 2 in a strat, for fear of losing bass definition, but the bass is very extended (the clue was in the name) without any muddiness. Using all 3 pickups in parallel is pretty amazing: I can get that thinned-out Prince kind of sound, with amazing pick definition. It's a swamp ash body and one-piece maple neck.

Harry Purser - ‘Extra Width’ Strat Set


Hi Jaime, The pickups sound wonderful, many thanks :)

Krysalan Hawk - Strat-90 Set


Hi Jamie, Just wanted to get in touch and say thanks for the pickups, I had my start back today from having them fitted and I can't believe how good they sound!! Better than i hoped for. Thanks again, I will recommend The Creamery to ever guitarist I know!

Andrew Pimblott - Custom ‘Extra Width’ Strat Set


Hey there! ALL DONE! Pick ups sound great! Thank you so much!

Tobias Hayes - Sonic-Six P90 Set


Hi Jaime, The neck pickup really lends itself to blues/rock tone. Add some drive and it has a thick, clear tone, that breaks up nicely when pushed. I found the Fender stock SCN pickup to be characterless, it needed constant tone control adjustments between songs and styles. This pickup has instant gratification and character, that makes me want to play everything on the neck pickup. Regards!

Tim Redman - 43AWG Strat 'Blues' Neck


I just wanted to say thanks for the pick ups you sent me fairly recently. I only had them installed a couple of weeks ago. After much judicious tweaking of the heights, I have found this guitar to be very very playable now.( It didn't feel so great before ).

It has a beautiful vocal quality and the sound is lovely.Nice and individual. It slots in wonderfully with my other main guitars...a 79 Strat and a USA Legacy G & L.

Plus the pick ups look sweet with the metal roller nut too. Your craftsmanship is fully appreciated.You've brought a fluidity to this guitar that wasn't there before.

Cheers & all the best to you.You don't have to reply.I just wanted you to know that I'm a happy customer.

Harpal Kallah - Sonic '60 Strat Set (Alnico 2)


Well what can I say, somehow you managed to understand what I was looking for. Within seconds I had the sound I was looking for. My experiment has paid off and my 40 quid strat now sounds like a guitar. Superb work!!

Matt J - ‘Extra Width’ Strat Set


Hey Jaime, Just installed the pickup and it's positively gorgeous. I can't believe how great this guitar finally sounds; it's always been a pretty lifeless student Fender. This Bronco absolutely sings with rich harmonics now and has finally learned how to "buck". It does both clean and dirt so beautifully, I am in awe. You are an evil genius my friend. All the best!!!

Gary Porter - Sonic '60 Strat Bridge


Everything is installed. Wow, they sound great. Just the tones I was looking for. Played so long the first day I got it back my fingers hurt.

Lee Stites - ’59 Humbucker, ’64 Strat Middle & Neck H-S-S Set


Dear Jaime, First of all, these pups ROCK!! I love them, they have delivered more than I expected. I really like the no 2 and 4 positions for cleans/dirty cleans, and 1,3 and 5 for higher gain settings.

Pater Sundstrom - Strat-90 Set


I can tell you that they sound magnificent! They really retain the character of an normal single coil, but fatter. In an ideal world I would perhaps want even more of the P90, but the Strat-90s still gives me the "strattyness" a P90 would not. So basically they are something in between a P90 and a strat single coil, and that was just what I was looking for. The 2 and 4 positions sound as the should, but I find that I use the bridge and the neck the most. They have that beefier sound that I would more expect from a P90. I haven't been able to use the bridge before in this guitar with high gain, so I very happy with the sound. I did retain the 250k pots, and I felt that was a good choice, 500k would have been too bright.

Peter Sundstrom - Strat-90 Set


Hi jaime, I got it last thursday, had a couple of rehearsals and i can say i'm really satisfied with it. the sound is sharp, punchy, convex, bright enough and chimey enough, and very responsive to dynamics of strumming

Ante Senjanovic - Strat-90 Set


Hi Jamie, I put the p90 in and it sounds great!

Ray Russell - Strat-90 Bridge


Jaime It's plumbed in now and I just picked it up...sounds literally perfect, you nailed the sound in my head. Thanks so much,

Charlie Grant - Sonic ’60 Neck


Oh my god, your pickups are so clear and powerful. The bass notes are deep and the sustain is incredible. The strat pickups on my 94 are good (Seymour Duncan bridge) but nowhere near yours. Thank you for such a full and clear sounding guitar. Beautiful sound. Really, I am thrilled with them. They are fantastic

Simon Moules


The single coils from the Creamery sound so much more alive and really spur on my playing; from amazing clear bell-like whispering passing notes to tones that could bite the head off an angry Pitbull, the pickups handle it all! My 60’s Classic player Strat sounds so dull in comparison.

Mark Williams


The Strat pickups are exactly what I need ... they show Fender how theirs should sound

Anthony, Moose Guitars


EPIC MATE! they ring out for days - I can't say enough good things. They are so so good. I've never heard a guitar with so much tone. It's the perfect guitar now, the difference between pickups is staggering now!

Allan Hutchison


Nice job. I thought they sounded awesome too - good work. Its good to hear some replacement pickups which aren't just louder. I'll keep sending people your way!

Jack Ellis, Jack's Instrument Services


Got the new pickup fitted.....it sounds amazing !! Loads off oooomph but still retaining that great "tele" sound...........i love it! Thanks for everything. I'm spreading the word …. First outside gig with new pup yesterday - it sang! Thanks again Jaime!

Murray McDowell


I've had a good week to check out how the Classic '64 pickups sound now, and I really like them! I'm fussy too. But these are very detailed and I can hear each note when I play a chord, and complex chords are working very well. The overwinding on the neck pickup has worked out well too, all three pickups sound very even in the guitar. It is ridiculous that USA Strats come with deficient pickups, considering what they cost, but anyway, my guitar is fixed now.

Neil Newton


Awesome mate !!! The reversed middle has a superb sound ... and when i roll the tone back .... WOW !!! Just what i wanted! Cheers again

Murray McDowell


Just had the Classic 64s fitted. Very nice indeed..had some high praise from folk who have heard them

Stuart Russell


Hi Jaime, Just to let you know I have had the pups fitted on my start and that they are absolutely great.

David Parsons


The pickups are fantastic, I am really happy with them! They are so clean and yet powerful, warm and yet with bite, just perfect - thank you.They're SOOOOOOO GOOD!

Lutz E-P


Hi Jaime. Got them installed and they sound sweet - sounded fantastic last night at the gig. Cheers mate.

Gary Whitaker


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