Creamery P90 Pickup Reviews

Creamery Custom Replacement Humbucker Pickups - 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 P90 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

Back home now and gave the pickups a good trial on tour. Verdict fantastic! Improved both my guitars. The humbuckers have bags of tone and character! The old Gibson ones sound cold and neutral in comparison. Totally pleased. You’ve sure done something right and well impressed the band, me and the crew! I’ve been bigging you up to everyone!

Bernard Sumner (Joy Division / New Order) - Custom '13 Humbucker for P90 Dogear

I LOVE that P90, Jaime. Such a great sounding pickup.

Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) - Custom Hum-90

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

Freddie Cowan (The Vaccines) - Strat-90 Bridge

The Casino is sounding amazing through the tremolux! It's a beast thanks to you. Couldn't be happier with the sound Jaime. Guitars on the new record are a great ad for your work sir - Edwyn and Seb LOVED the sounds!!

Fancy a wee plug on the sleeve??

Joe McAlinden - Classic '61 Casino Set

I installed the pickups on friday and they sound great. the sound is excellent with plenty of definition.These are just the pickups i was looking for. Thanks again

Laurent Kinzinger - P90 Sized Fat Humbucker Bridge

Hi Jaime, Just got my Lp Jr back from the tech who installed the p90 and had a jam session with a full band last night with it - absolutely delighted with the tone and clarity. Was just the sort of sound I was after, Thanks a million for everything! Will be in touch in the future as i have my eye on a mustang/jag/jazzy which I’m sure i won’t be happy with the stock pickups in :p Thanks again Jaime

Sarah Dempsey - Custom '13 Dogear Bridge

Installed your pickup on Friday and noticed an immediate improvement. Did an A/B with my historic doublecut junior and they are very close. Yours seems a little brighter with better definition on the bass end, and overall makes a great improvement to the ‘57. Gigged it on Saturday and was complemented on my sound so all is good. Thanks.

Stuart Hurley - ’57 P90 Dogear

I went to take the guitar back this morning from the luthier, and what can I say? They sound great, are awesome! Thanks, thanks a lot!

Miguel Gallego - Classic ’61 Casino Set

Hi Jaime. Just wanted to say thank you. Pick ups arrived yesterday morning (saturday), I fitted them straight away and as your reputation was so good , I took a chance and actually gigged with them last night with no back up whatsoever.

All I can say is AWESOME, So clear and just improved the sound 500 percent. Cheers mate, I will spread the word...

Nick Foti - Classic ’61 Casino Set

I'm replying to let you know that the new p90 humbuckers you made finally got fitted, The Pickups are great!

I had a few issues with the guitar I was installing them into, I wanted to get that fixed at the same time so it took a while to get the guitar back. They sound wonderful, great clarity and Chime but with a nice fuller humbuckers sound which is nice and warm. I had the guitar coil split so I could take full advantage of all the possible sounds available through the pickups, really great!

Martin Macrae - P90 Sized Humbucker Set

I'm thrilled with the P-90 sized humbucker you made for me

Martin Sullivan - P90 Sized Humbucker

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

Krysalan Hawk - Strat-90 Set

Hi Jaime, Just put it in today and it sounds KILLER!!!!

Very articulate and clear, even with heavy overdrive. It can get nasty as hell, but does the clean chime thing very nicely as well.

I'm tempted to rip the HB's out of my SG... You make an awesome product my friend!!!!

Gary Porter - Hum-90 Bridge

Hiya Jaime, I just got my guitars back a couple of days ago with the new pickups. They're a MASSIVE improvement in every way! Both sets are fuller, louder and more responsive, just a great set of pickups!

Kieran McGee - Jag-90 Set

Hi Jaime, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for the P90 Sized Fat Humbucker I just received.

I got it as a replacement for a slightly wild p90 that came in the bridge of my baritone, the pickup fitted in the space left by the old pickup perfectly and I now have that lovely tight and focused sound I was after!

Thanks once again and keep up the good work,

Matt Goss - P90 Sized Fat Humbucker

Dear Jaime, I have got my Custom Shop 50s Gold Top back from Charlie Chandler, with the two pick ups you made, installed. They sound better than I imagined possible, the PAF is fantastic and the p90 balances with it beautifully, together they sound great too. I love closely voiced pick ups and this pair are subtly different and switching from neck to bridge or back the change in extremely useful authentic tone is pure magic. Thank you very much, you have created a masterpiece! All the Best David.

David Chesterman - Creamery '59 Bridge & calibrated Hum-90 Neck

Just to let you know I got the pickups fitted, eventually, yesterday. I have a full rehearsal tonight, but even with 5 mins at home I can tell that these pups are gems!! They'll be staying in the guitar for sure.

BTW, I had a local guys fit them for me, Robert van der Linde, who was RAVING about your pickups! I don't know of you know him, but he's been a guitar builder in the past (Cadillac Guitars) and he' starting up again, saying he will use your pickups.

Peter Graham - P90 Sized Humbucker Set

I bought a set of P90s from you a couple of months ago, unfortunately my guitar repairman has been quite ill so it has taken a while to get them fitted. They are now fitted. They have transformed the guitar and it sounds mighty! If I upgrade anything else in the future, you'll be my first port of call.

Frank Robinson - Hum-90 Set

Man, what I have to say is: what a incredible sound!!! I do not know what kind of magic you did but all I know it sounded great! Well worth the wait. Thank You so much.

Ruy Sarno - Classic ’61 Casino Set

The '61 Casino PU's are absolutely amazing

Mik Thybo - Classic '61 Casino Set

You rock! My P90 made me not looking further, it's amazing!

Micke Gustavsson - Classic '57 P90 Bridge

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

Hi Jamie. Just put the pickups in my casino. Wow man! Great job. Dynamics are great, the bridge has got evil bite!! Way cool!

Mik Thybo - Classic '61 Casino 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

Put them in yesterday, guitar needed to settle after being stripped down and having a different brand of strings on. Sounded pretty good last night, they sounded superb today.

Most noticeably the dynamics of them, play gently with your fingers and they are totally clean, give t!hem some stick with a thick plectrum and they roar without changing any amp settings.

Very clear sounding, just what I wanted. I can now do clean blues to classic rock just by altering my picking, amazing. For me they are the perfect balance between a Strat single coil and a humbucker.

Nick Smith - Hum-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

Put them in yesterday, guitar needed to settle after being stripped down and having a different brand of strings on. Sounded pretty good last night, they sounded superb today.

Most noticeably the dynamics of them, play gently with your fingers and they are totally clean, give t!hem some stick with a thick plectrum and they roar without changing any amp settings.

Very clear sounding, just what I wanted. I can now do clean blues to classic rock just by altering my picking, amazing. For me they are the perfect balance between a Strat single coil and a humbucker.

Nick Smith - Hum-90 Set

Hi Jaime, I have just re-installed the new pups (got the hot and ground mixed up). Only had 5 minutes to run them through the amp but from that 5 minutes I can say they have completed my SG. Your pups match the sound in my head and for that I thank you. I can't wait to get back later to run them through the entire rig and see what sounds I can get.

Hum-90 Bridge & Domino Neck - Mark Davies

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

Ray Russell - Strat-90 Bridge

The humbucker is a vast improvement on the stock one, it has clarity and attack without being too harsh, and when split gives a fantastic Tele bridge pick up tone.

The P90 mixes well with the humbucker, and has that great smooth P90 sound. Altogether I'm damn happy with them.

Simon Smith - 12-Pole Wide Range Humbucker & Calibrated P90 Neck

thanks for the pickups. I received them yesterday and installed them today. They sound awesome. Compared to my 'Crafted in Japan' ones they sound a lot fuller.

Florian Weinhart - Jazzmaster P90 Pickup Set

I got the pickup today and I got it on my 1960 TV Junior right away and it was as brilliant as I thought. Nice body and clarity. Nice response to turning down on the guitar volume pot.

Micke Gustavsson - Classic '57 P90 Bridge

Hi Jaime, After some band inactivity thru the Summer months I have finally started to use your sublimely voiced 1957 chrome dogear P90's you made for my 1997 Korean Epi Casino.

The tonality is inspired and these little works of art have made this cheap guitar really shine.

I play 50's style vintage blues and have a bunch of great old 50's guitars that are now taking a back seat, as my nitro-fueled Casino has such a range of warm jump sounds melded with some real gnarly bridge tones that it's become my current go-to for studio and gigs.

Just wanted to say thanks for the perfect pair! I am so happy with these '57's and would certainly highly recommend The Creamery to anyone. It's great to support a UK builder too. Very best mate!

Ade Miller - ’57 P90 Dogear Set

Hey Jaime - Pickups sound great! Definitely gives me a different palette of sounds compared tomy my previous set up! Thanks again!

Micah McCuistion - Tele-90 Bridge & Neck Set

Hi Jamie, All worked fine, pup is in! It sounds really good, very impressed! Thanks for the help,

Matt Isaac - P90 Sized ‘Fat’ Humbuckers

Great stuff. Thanks so much!! They’re a massive improvement! I’m not generally a P90 guy, but they sound fantastic. That syrupy Another Brick in the Wall solo tone is just right there.. :D

Mike Riddle - Classic ’61 Casino Set

Pickups fitted and they sound fantastic

Peter Aviziurs

The P90 sized Humbuckers sound beautiful! Many thanks

Pete Fletcher

Earthquake again? No! Your Humbucker sized P90 pickup shakes this house, Thanks.

aki4cris from eBay

Just great pickups. Brought my Epiphone Goldtop to life. Thanks.

Simon Harris

Thanks for the custom P90s, they sound fantastic

Glenn Fowler

Just wanted to say thanks for the work done on this fantastic neck P90. The Alnico 4 & the low vintage wind matches perfectly with the TV jones Classic in the bridge. I've tried a few P90's in the guitar and this is one that finally gives it the voice it deserves. Plummy / flutey on its own and THE perfect rhythm sound when mixed with the humbucker, seriously couldn't be happier with it.

James O'Driscoll


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