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The Creamery - Custom Guitars, Handwound Boutique Pickups - Made in Manchester  -  Vintage, Modern, Custom & Alternative Design Pickups - Made in Manchester

Sorry but the order book for guaranteed Christmas 2019 delivery is now full. Every pickup is custom made and due to the volume
of outstanding orders I've had to push the timescale back to early Jan 2020 now for new orders. Sorry about this, just been so busy.

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960

Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount
 

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960

£130.00
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Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960


Magnets Custom Manufactured Alnico 5
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Braided
Bridge Output 4.3k
Neck Output 3.4k

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup Set - No Ears Mount

I wanted to recreate the old classic Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickup of the early '60s - That bright, single coil pickup in a standard Gretsch® 'No Ears' mount size just to get those great clear, rockabilly sounds with bite, with twang that really cut through the mix. A totally unique single coil sound with a little more mid-range due to the thinner coil wire and Tele-like twang due to the use of large internal ferrous plate.

Crisp, clear with single coil definition its essentially 'half a Filtertron' design - one coil rather than two but with a thick bar magnet, sideways mounted to an angled steel plate that holds the coil and six adjustable plated steel pole piece screws.

Although the Black Cat "HiLo" '60 is a single coil, it has its own unique sound, unlike the traditional Strat single coil pickup - It has more of the brittle bite of the Tele bridge with rockabilly twang mixed with a slightly sweeter high-frequency roll off, a little more mid-range than the output reading woudl suggest due to its use of thinner coil wire.

These are a direct drop-in replacement for the standard 'No Ears' mount Gretsch & Cabronita pickups and I can provide them with mounting screws for Gretsch style guitars or direct-to-body mounting screws for Cabronita guitars.

Currently available with chrome covers included.

 


You can find more details of my Creamery Custom, Handwound Black Cat Filtertron Design Pickups here.