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Replacement Jaguar Pickups


Handwound Replacement Jaguar Pickups

Vintage, Modern & Custom Jaguar Pickups - From early '60s sounds through to more modern, custom designs, here are my vintage, modern & custom design replacement Jaguar pickups. Available for different sounds & styles, my replacement Jaguar pickups are handwound here in my workshop before being wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax.

Custom Handwound Replacement Jaguar design pickups from The Creamery.

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Sonic '60 for Jaguar

Sonic '60 for Jaguar

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

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Jaguar Bass VI

Jaguar Bass VI

Two styles designed specifically for the Jag Bass VI - both for Low End & Solo/Lead Line playing.

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Jaguar Dark Line

Jaguar Dark Line

Hotter, grittier, dirtier Jaguar sounds. Designed for darker, sleazier, more alternative styles of playing.

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Alt '88

Alt '88

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

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Red '79

Red '79

Bright, Attacking Late '70s Inspired Jag Pickup - Brittle but without that 'Ice-Pick' sound

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'Extra Width' Jag

'Extra Width' Jag

A Hotter, Warmer Jaguar Sound. A great attacking bridge pickup with a sweeter voice in the neck.

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Custom Handwound Replacement Jaguar Pickups

Replacement Vintage, Modern & Custom Jaguar Pickups

Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Jaguar Pickups & Upgrades

Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Vintage, Modern & Alternative Design Jaguar PickupsThe Fender® Jaguar®, introduced in 1962 as a high-end guitar with its intricate controls never really sold as well as expected, ultimately being taken out of production in 1975 - Yet its here where the popularity really bagan to take off. Whereas the Jag originally became popular with the '60s surf sound, it was late '70 post-punk, New Wave & alternative scenes that kept the design alive. Bought cheaply 2nd hand from pawn and thrift stores they quickly became part of the leftfield, especially as the offset design appealed to those looking away from classic rock & blues music - classic Strat & Les Paul designs.

Later through US alternative, UK shoegaze, leftfield and effects laden styles of the '80s/90's onwards, through to modern day independent sounds - many bands and guitarists seem drawn to the offset Jaguar style.

I make a number of different replacement Jaguar pickup upgrades - From classic early & mid '60s bright surf sounds through mid/late '70s Post Punk & New Wave through to modern day, they're all custom made here in my Manchester workshop.

If you're looking for something to the left of classic rock & blues, welcome to my custom, handwound, replacement Jaguar Pickups.

PLEASE NOTE: All my standard 6-Pole Replacement Jaguar Pickup upgrades are vintage correct to US standard 51.5mm Pole spacing but I can create a custom set with alternative pole spacing if you need - Just get in touch and let me know. If you have a Squier or CIJ Jaguar your covers may have a slightly wider 52mm pole spacing - But I do have replacement covers to fit - And of course, you can still use your existing steel claws.

I have developed a specific method of wax potting my Jag pickups with the covers & claws on to really cut down on the potential for microphonics & squealing at gain or with effects & pedals etc but of course, if you'd rather not have your replaceent Jag pickups wax potted with the covers on, just let me know.

Handwound in my workshop here in Manchester

 

 


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Classic

Classic/Vintage Jaguar Style Pickups

Classic '62 Jaguar


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Classic 62

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 6.4k
Neck Output 5.9k

 

Classic, Bright, Jaguar Sounds

The early '60s sound - Replacement Jaguar Pickup for the modern Fender & Squier versions

Based on the original Jaguar specs of the early 60s, I've created these Jaguar style pickups as a direct replacement for the modern reissues and those you find in Squier Jaguar guitars. Bright, vintage sounds. Great attack & bite in the bridge with that classic, spankier voice in the neck.

Available in black, white or aged white (parchment) covers and with or without the ferrous chrome-plated metal claws attached and wax potted to stop microphonic feedback. The Jaguar neck pickup can be reverse wound, reverse polarity (RW/RP) to create a hum cancelling effect in the middle position. Comes with Vintage style cloth covered lead wires with a separate ground wire for the claws to ensure it will work n-phase with other makes & designs.

 

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Classic/Vintage Jaguar Style Pickups

Classic '64 Jaguar


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Classic 64

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 6.8k
Neck Output 6.3k

 

Classic, Bright, Jaguar Sounds

The Mid '60s sound - Replacement Jaguar Pickup for the modern Fender & Squier versions

Based on the original Jaguar specs of the 60s, I've created these Jaguar style pickups as a direct replacement for the modern reissues and those found in Squier Jaguar guitars. Moving to the mid' 60s with a slightly fatter attack & bite in the bridge positon and a slightly fuller spank in the neck - Essentially a slightly rounder sound compared to the earlier '62 design.

Available in black, white or aged white (parchment) covers and with or without the ferrous chrome-plated metal claws attached and wax potted to stop microphonic feedback. The Jaguar neck pickup can be reverse wound, reverse polarity RW/RP to create a hum canceling effect in the middle position. Comes with Vintage style cloth covered lead wires.

 

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Custom/Alternative

Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

'Extra Width' Jaguar


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Extra Width

Magnets Alnico 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 7.5k
Neck Output 6.7k

 

Fatter, Fuller, Warmer Jaguar Sounds

A warmer, rounder take on the classic '60s Jaguar sounds

My rounder sounding version of the classic Jaguar pickup. I've created these Jaguar pickups as a direct replacement for the modern reissues and those found in the Fender Squier range. A slightly hotter output and custom coil gives a fuller, fatter range of sounds yet I've designed these to keep the clarity & definition without losing classic Jaguar characteristics. A great attacking, fatter bridge pickup with a sweeter, warmer voice in the neck.

Available in black, white or aged white (parchment) covers and with or without the ferrous chrome-plated metal claws attached and wax potted to stop microphonic feedback. The Jaguar neck pickup can be reverse wound, reverse polarity RW/RP to create a hum canceling effect in the middle position. Comes with Vintage style cloth covered lead wires.

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Alt '88 Jaguar - Mid-Range


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Alt 88 Mid-Range

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 10.3k
Neck Output 9.4k

 

Alt '88 Jaguar Pickup - Mid-Range

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Fatter, Fuller with more mid-range. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds

The Alt '88 pickup was inspired by the alternative music scene of the mid-to-late '80s and after feedback from Jaguar players the design has now been split into two distinct versions. Whereas the "Alt '88 - Treble" uses thicker 42awg coil wire and taller, stronger rod magnets for a brighter, more cutting sound, the "Alt '88 - Mid-Range" uses the same taller, stronger rod magnets but is wound with thinner 43awg coil wire for a fatter, fuller, more mid-range voice. Both have been designed to have similar, higher, more powerful outputs - the difference comes from how they're voiced.

With less in the higher frequencies the "Alt '88 - Mid-Range" sits in the band mix better, not as dominant as the 'Treble' version, a little sweeter, less brittle, a little fuller, a little darker - the more melancholy side to its brash alternative.

Alt '88 Jaguar Pickup - Magnet Choices

With magnets, Alnico 2 is that bit weaker so ‘holds’ the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate that little more to add a little more warmth & resonance to the overall sound. Alnico 5 is slightly stronger so therefore ‘holds’ the strings that little more for slightly more attack, focus, brightness and a little increased output. Magnets don’t have ‘tone’ but they do have strength to varying degrees which has an effect on the overall sound, all other things being equal. Alnico 2 can be great to tame a bright bridge sound whereas a stronger magnet can help to keep clarity & definition in the naturally darker neck position.

The Alt '88 range has been a real labour of love and these pickups and have gone through numerous changes before launch just to get them right. A great Jaguar rhythm or lead pickup if you want more bite with more of an an alternative/leftfield sound. The Alt '88 Jaguar Neck can also be RW/RP if required.

 

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Alt '88 Jaguar - Treble


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Alt 88

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 8.4k
Neck Output 7.5k

 

Alt '88 Jaguar Pickup - Treble

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Brighter, Attacking, Aggressive Jaguar Pickup. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds

The Alt '88 pickup was inspired by the alternative music scene of the mid-to-late '80s and after feedback from Jaguar players the design has now been split into two distinct versions. Whereas the the "Alt '88 - Mid-Range" uses the same taller, stronger rod magnets but is wound with thinner 43awg coil wire for a fatter, fuller, more mid-range voice, the "Alt '88 - Treble" uses thicker 42awg coil wire and taller, stronger rod magnets for a brighter, more cutting, attacking sound. Both have been designed to have similar, higher, more powerful outputs - the difference comes from how they're voiced.

With more in the higher frequencies the "Alt '88 - Treble" can dominate in the mix a little more, that bit more aggressive, attacking, cutting - the brash side to its darker, warmer alternative.

Alt '88 Jaguar Pickup - Magnet Choices

With magnets, Alnico 2 is that bit weaker so ‘holds’ the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate that little more to add a little more warmth & resonance to the overall sound. Alnico 5 is slightly stronger so therefore ‘holds’ the strings that little more for slightly more attack, focus, brightness and a little increased output. Magnets don’t have ‘tone’ but they do have strength to varying degrees which has an effect on the overall sound, all other things being equal. Alnico 2 can be great to tame a bright bridge sound whereas a stronger magnet can help to keep clarity & definition in the naturally darker neck position.

The Alt '88 range has been a real labour of love and these pickups and have gone through numerous changes before launch just to get them right. A great Jaguar rhythm or lead pickup if you want more bite with more of an an alternative/leftfield sound. The Alt '88 Jaguar Neck can also be RW/RP if required.

 

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Jaguar Dark Line


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Dark Line

Magnets Custom Alnico 5 Duo
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 11.4k
Neck Output 9.7k

 

Dirtier, Grittier, Alternative Jag Sounds

I designed these after conversations with Jag players who wanted something darker, grittier, something more savage & physical from their Jaguars, but keeping a tight, razor focus to really cut through the band mix - Not a traditional rock, indie or blues sound, something much more aggressive & visceral. Essentially the idea was to design a raw, more primal sounding pickup to work with the existing Jag wiring for pure, modern alternative sounds and styles of playing. Much tighter, much more focussed sounds than my Sonic '60s - darker, fatter, grittier than my Alt '88s - the 'Dark Lines' were designed specifically to play loud - For alternative & leftfield playing.

A single plated steel blade sits at the heart of the design inside a much more tightly scatterwound coil of thinner 43awg coil wire, and I experimented with a variety of magnet grades and sizes until finally working on a duo of custom made, square bar Alnico 5s.

Available in a stark black or white open face design, the new Jaguar Dark Line pickups are direct drop-in replacements, designed to turn that Fender or Squier Jag into a much more powerful guitar - I spent a long time getting the design of these just right, putting them aside, coming back to them - They had to be right.

 

 

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Red '79 Jaguar


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Red 79

Magnets Custom Alnico
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 5.8k
Neck Output 5.3k

 

Red '79 Jag

Bright, Attacking Late '70s Inspired Jag Pickup - Custom Designed, Bright, Lower Output, Brittle but without that 'Ice-Pick' sound

A brighter, attacking late '70s Post-Punk / New Wave inspired Pickup

Inspired by the New Wave/Post Punk era of the late '70s & early '80s, the Red '79 Jaguar Pickup has that brittle, bright attack associated with much of the music of that era - Think Gang of Four, Early Talking Heads etc. The lower in output, 42AWG coil wrapped around Custom Alnico 5 magnets gives you that cutting voice that sounds great with effects (a little phase, a little chorus ;-). As with the Telecaster & Strat Red '79s, I settled on the final designs (after many versions) to create a pickup that has that bright, brittle, fractured sound 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.

Its a lower output pickup really designed for that dry, chopped, attacking rhythm playing but works equally well with pedals & effects to really cut through the band mix.

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

 

 

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Skinny 'Scooped Mids' Jaguar


Creamery Custom Replacement Jaguar Pickup Upgrades - Skinny Scooped Mids

Magnets Custom Alnico 5
Coil Wire Thicker 41AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 5.3k
Neck Output 4.8k

 

Custom Designed 'Scooped Mid-Range' Jaguar Pickups

A custom designed replacement Jaguar pickup with the classic bright, hollow sounds - 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' sound from custom magnet design 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 taller/stronger 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 Jag pickups. Although seemingly much lower in output, they're on a par with my vintage spec Jag p/ups in terms of brightness and output, they just have that added distinction of more glassy, clean, hollow scooped mids sound.

Custom Handwound Skinny 'Scooped-Mids' Jaguar Pickups

For me, the sightly thicker 41AWG coil wire helps to emphasise the naturally 'scooped' sound of those late '60s, lower output Jag 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 scooped Strat 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' Strat Pickups but for a Jaguar

Essentially the Fender® Big Dipper Custom Pickups are strong Alnico 5 Lower Output pickups which give you that great hollow sound, 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, funk or more alternative cutting styles - the sound can be rounded out a little by rollign back on the tone pot. 

NOTE: Due to the nature of Jag Bridge pickups in general, The Skinny 'Scooped Mids' Jaguar Bridge is a very dry, cutting, bright pickup and I personally like to use one of my Classic '62 or '64 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 Neck Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in the middle position.

 

 

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Custom/Alternative Design Jaguar Pickups

Jag-90 Jaguar


Creamery Custom Handwound Jag-90 Jaguar Sized P90 Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for claws
Bridge Output 7.9k
Neck Output 7.1k

 

Jag-90, Jaguar Sized P90 Design

Fatter, Grittier Jaguar Pickup - Jag Version of the Classic P90 Design

With its six adjustable pole pieces and dual magnet design, the new Jaguar Sized P90 pickup is great if you're after that fat single coil P90 sound. Due to its design of dual bar magnets and pole screws, the sound is warmer & fatter than a standard Jaguar pickup. In the middle position you'll stil get the classic crunchier sound, just a fatter, more rounded version. Great for a more attacking, grittier style of playing.

As the geometry of the Jag-90 pickup differs from a standard P90 in terms of width of coil, the sound 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 Jaguar pickup with custom magnets to let the strings vibrate a little more adding to the warmth in the sound. The adjustable poles allow you to match the your neck radius for better string balance.

The Bridge can made with regular Alnico 5 magnets or a thicker/stronger set for a much fuller sound - Due to the taller nature of this option, the cavity shielding ground lug (in MIM & Squier Jags) usually found screwed into the wood underneath the pickup would need to be re-positioned just a little further away in the wire channel. Its a very simple process, just unscrewing and re-screwing - simple as that.

I've custom designed the bobbins so the pickups will fit standard Jaguar pickup covers and the Neck Jaguar P90 Pickup can be RW/RP for hum cancelling in the middle position.

NOTE: Available with or without the steel claws. With the claw the sound is warmer, sweeter & more resonant but you do lose some output. Without the claws the sound is brighter, more aggressive & punchy with more pronounced output. With the claw, thr brightness and output is rolled back a little for a slightly rounder, warmer sound.

 

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Sonics

Custom Design Jaguar Pickups

Sonic '60 for Jaguar


Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic '60 Jaguar Sized Tri-Sonic Design Replacement Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2, 5 or Ceramic
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 7.2k
Neck Output 6.3k

 

Richer, Sweeter Jag Sounds

With handwound coils pressed around the custom magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, my new Creamery Sonic '60 Jaguar 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 Jaguar size) and I use my custom made thinner magnets inside the pressed coil, but they're designed & tested to be richer, sweeter and more rounded than standard Jag pickups.

Designed to fit a standard Jaguar guitar with no modifications needed

Unlike the larger originals, my Sonic '60 Jag pickups have been designed to fit a standard scratchplate & body cavity but with outputs of 7.2k & 6.3k respectively - they've been designed to balance the old vintage sounds with a modern spin for a richer, warmer, more rounded, musical sound than a standard Jaguar 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 sound.

Ceramic, being stronger, holds the strings a little more giving a slightly more attacking, slightly brighter, more focussed, less richer sound.

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

True Chrome Plated Jag Covers

Wanting these pickups to be something special I've had custom chrome plated Jag covers manufactured. These aren't plastic covers, they're very thin brass that I've had chrome plated. I've also designed them with the Tri-Sonic® style oversize holes and more rounded/rolled edge covers.

They do look good, especially with the classic aguar chrome control plates.

 

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Custom Design Jaguar Pickups

Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' for Jaguar


Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic '60 Jaguar Sized Tri-Sonic Design Replacement Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5 or Alnico 8
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 11.4k
Neck Output 9.7k

 

Richer, Fuller, Fatter - Dirtier Jag Sounds

With handwound coils pressed around the custom designed magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, the Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' Jaguar replacement pickups give that richer, musical sound synonimous with the old classic Burns Tri-Sonic® design but in a new fatter, fuller, dirtier & grittier sound with more emphasis on the mid-range.

I designd these after feedback from Jag players who loved the brighter standard Sonic '60s I made for them but wanted a fatter, hotter, more mid-range version in their 2nd Jag to compliment - Not everyone has two Jags so if you're looking for more mid-range to your sound, and want something a little different, an alternative to the classic bright Jaguar pickup, then maybe the new Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' pickups could be for you.

Whereas the standard Sonic '60s are wound with thicker 42awg coil wire and are available in a variety of Alnico magnet choices, I spent a long time on the new 'Mid-Range' 43awg versions and concluded, after much testing, that the stronger Alnico 5 and Alnico 8 versions worked best. You can choose either based on your own preference, Alnico 8 being the strongest with a little more output and more cooler focus whereas the slightly weaker Alnico 5 is that little bit sweeter but with slightly less attack.

True Chrome Plated Jag Covers

Wanting these pickups to be something special I've had custom chrome plated Jag covers manufactured. These aren't plastic covers, they're very thin brass that I've had custom tooled and chrome plated. I've also designed them with the Tri-Sonic® style oversize holes and more rounded/rolled edge covers for a unique Jaguar look.

They do look good, especially with the classic aguar chrome control plates.

 

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Twin Sound

'Twin Sound' Coil Tapped Jaguar Pickups

Sonic '60 'Twin Sound' Jaguar


Creamery Custom Handwound Sonic '60 Twin Sound Coil Tap Replacement Jaguar Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 42AWG & 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with Separate Ground Wire for Claw
Bridge Output (7.3k) 10.4k
Neck Output (6.4k) 9.5k

 

Twin Sound' Sonic '60s in One Coil-Tapped Jaguar Pickup

Classic, bright sounding inner coil that becomes fatter, fuller with more-mid-range and a higher output with the added outer coil.

Scatterwound inner coil with a tightly wound outer coil pressed around the custom designed magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, the Sonic '60 'Twin Sound' pickups for Jaguar give the two distinct Sonic '60 voices in one replacement Jag pickup set. With simple push/pull pots (or my preferred push/push pots) you can have the bright Sonic'60 'Treble' sounds - then with simple switching you have a fatter, fuller, rounder, more mid-range sound with a higher output for a more versatile guitar to cover a wider range of styles.

The idea came when collaborating with a well-known Jaguar guitarist on a completely new, custom design - working on a new switching system to allow push/push pots to combine a classic bright Jag sound with the fatter, fuller, stronger alternative Jag sounds with more mid-range that he wanted for studio & live work. I took this idea to the Sonic '60 range for a new coil-tapped design.

Concentric Coils

Not everyone has two Jags so if you're looking for more versatility and a wider pallete of sounds, from bright to mid-range - then maybe the new 'Twin-Sound' range is for you. With two concentric coils, the inner is wound with standard 42awg coil wire to give you the bright, rich, single coil Sonic '60 'Treble' sound whereas the outer coil is wound with thinner 43awg to add more mid-range and change the overall sound to a fatter, fuller, warmer voice with a noticeably higher output to push more - So with the flick of a switch or push of the pot you can suddenly drive & push the sound more.

Available in Alnico 2 for a slightly warmer overall sound or Alnico 5 for a slightly clearer, more defined, attacking sound, I spent a long time getting these new 'Twin Sound' coil tap Sonic '60 pickups just right. Alnico 2 works well for the bridge but with the naturally darker neck position, I tend to prefer the stronger ALncio 5.

Please Note: These aren't hum-cancelling pickups, they have 2 coils in a concentric/coaxial design.

True Chrome Plated Jag Covers

Wanting these pickups to be something special I've had custom chrome plated Jag covers manufactured. These aren't plastic covers, they're very thin brass that I've had custom tooled and chrome plated. I've also designed them with the Tri-Sonic® style oversize holes and more rounded/rolled edge covers for a unique Jaguar look.

They do look good, especially with the classic aguar chrome control plates.

Push/Pull - Push/Push Pots

I've designed these to work well with 500k push/push or push/pull pots - 1 meg versions are available but due to the design and custom magnets I've had manufactured, and after extensive testing, I just preferred the 500k versions. Use one for the volume & one for the tone - that way the coil taps work seperately for bridge & neck giving you a wider range of sounds.

 

 

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'Twin Sound' Coil Tapped Jaguar Pickups

Alt '88 'Twin Sound' Jaguar


Creamery Custom Handwound Alt '88 Twin Sound Coil Tap Replacement Jaguar Pickups

Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire 42AWG & 44AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth with Separate Ground Wire for Claw
Bridge Output (8.4k) 11.6k
Neck Output (7.5k) 10.5k

 

Creamery Alt '88 'Twin Sound' Pickup - Specifications

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Attacking, Aggressive Jaguar Pickup. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds. Now in a 'Twin Sound' Coil Tapped Design

Scatterwound inner coil with a tightly wound outer coil pressed around the custom designed magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, the Alt '88 'Twin Sound' pickups for Jaguar give the two distinct voices for indie/alternative playing in one replacement Jag pickup. With simple push/pull pots (or my preferred push/push pots) you can have the brighter, more abrasive Alt '88 'Treble' sounds - then with simple switching you have a fatter, fuller, rounder, more mid-range version with a higher output for a more versatile guitar.

The idea came when collaborating with a well-known Jaguar guitarist on a completely new, custom design - working on a new switching system to allow push/push pots to combine a classic bright Jag sound with the fatter, fuller, stronger alternative Jag sounds with more mid-range that he wanted for studio & live work. I took this idea to the Alt '88 range for a new coil-tapped design.

Concentric Coils

Not everyone has two Jags so if you're looking for more versatility and a wider pallete of sounds, from bright to mid-range - then maybe the new 'Twin-Sound' range is for you. With two concentric coils, the inner is wound with standard 42awg coil wire to give you the bright, rich, single coil Alt '88 'Treble' sound whereas the outer coil is wound with much thinner 44awg to add more mid-range and change the overall sound to a much fatter, fuller, warmer voice with a noticeably higher output to push more - So with the flick of a switch or push of the pot you can suddenly drive & push the sound more.

Available in Alnico 2 for a slightly warmer overall sound or Alnico 5 for a slightly clearer, more defined, attacking sound, I spent a long time getting these new 'Twin Sound' coil tap Alt '88 pickups just right. Alnico 2 works well for the bridge but with the naturally darker neck position, I tend to prefer the stronger ALncio 5.

Please Note: These aren't hum-cancelling pickups, they have 2 coils in a concentric/coaxial design.

Push/Pull - Push/Push Pots

I've designed these to work well with 500k push/push or push/pull pots - 1 meg versions are available but due to the design and custom magnets I've had manufactured, and after extensive testing, I just preferred the 500k versions. Use one for the volume & one for the tone - that way the coil taps work seperately for bridge & neck giving you a wider range of sounds.

 

 

 

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Bass VI

Custom Design Jaguar Pickups

Replacement Bass VI Jag Set - Solo


Creamery Custom Replacement Bass VI Jaguar Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5 & Custom Options
Coil Wire 42AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 8.4k
Middle Output 7.8k
Neck Output 7.5k

 

Bridge, Middle & Neck Jaguar Bass VI Pickup Set

Designed specifically for the needs of the Jag Bass VI solo & lead line player - both in the Mid-Range and Higher Frequencies

I designed these after requests for Jag Bass VI pickups who play solos & lead lines, wanting a fatter, fuller sound whilst keeping it from straying too far into the Mid-Range - but held off pushing them live until they went through solid testing - a higher output than standard, calibrated & balanced pickup set that gave great attack whilst still keeping clarity, definition and without losing the characteristics needed for bass playing, especially for those who play lead lines on the higher strings.

Tight Bass, Defined Lead - More Punch, More Attack

I tried a number of different methods before signing off the final designs, using my own Bass VI as a test guitar, finally deciding on using custom made taller & stronger Alnico 5 magnets with different geometry to the coil than a standard Jaguar pickup to balance great low-end with clear, defined lead line sounds for the higher strings

The replacement Jaguar Bass VI pickups are scatterwound here in my workshop before being wax potted for a specific time in a combination of paraffin & beeswax.

Custom Versions

Although I chose Alnico 5 magnets for my standard replacement Bass VI set I've discussed variations with a good few Bass VI players and do make purely custom versions. If you'd like to chat about a custom designed set with different magnet choices, just get in touch. Also, if you'd like to buy them as a single bridge, middle or neck, just drop me an email and we can work on the best design for you to balance well with your existing setup.

Available in black, white or aged white covers and with or without the ferrous chrome-plated metal claws attached and wax potted to stop microphonic feedback. The Jaguar Bass VI middle pickup can be reverse wound, reverse polarity RW/RP to create a hum canceling effect in th emiddle position. Comes with Vintage style cloth covered lead wires.

 

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Custom Design Jaguar Pickups

Replacement Bass VI Jag Set - Mid-Range


Creamery Custom Replacement Bass VI Jaguar Pickups

Magnets Alnico 5 & Custom Options
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
Bridge Output 11.6k
Middle Output 10.4k
Neck Output 9.5k

 

Bridge, Middle & Neck Jaguar Bass VI Pickup Set

Designed specifically for the needs of the Jag Bass VI - both in the Low End and Mid-Range

I designed these after many requests for Jag Bass VI pickups that had a fatter, fuller, more mid-range sound but held off pushing them live until they went through solid testing - a higher output, calibrated & balanced pickup set that gave great attack whilst still keeping clarity, definition and just more in the Mids & Bass frequencies.

Fuller Bass, More Mid-Range

I tried a number of different methods before signing off the final designs, using my own Bass VI as a test guitar, finally deciding on using thinner 43awg coil wire and custom made taller & stronger Alnico 5 magnets with different geometry to the coil than a standard Jaguar pickup to balance great low-end with clear, defined mids whilst still holding onto some of the higher frequencies.

The replacement Jaguar Bass VI pickups are scatterwound here in my workshop before being wax potted for a specific time in a combination of paraffin & beeswax.

Custom Versions

Although I chose Alnico 5 magnets for my standard replacement Bass VI set I've discussed variations with a good few Bass VI players and do make purely custom versions. If you'd like to chat about a custom designed set with different magnet choices, just get in touch. Also, if you'd like to buy them as a single bridge, middle or neck, just drop me an email and we can work on the best design for you to balance well with your existing setup.

Available in black, white or aged white covers and with or without the ferrous chrome-plated metal claws attached and wax potted to stop microphonic feedback. The Jaguar Bass VI middle pickup can be reverse wound, reverse polarity RW/RP to create a hum canceling effect in th emiddle position. Comes with Vintage style cloth covered lead wires.

 

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Reviews

Creamery Jaguar 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 Jaguar(Jag)  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.

 



Soooo good! Crystal clear and pack a punch. Perfect! N x

Nathan Connolly - Alt '88 Jag Set


The pick ups. They sound great!!

The presence of the instrument is total in the room. And good punch. And so much less noise. In the 2nd position it's total silence. Can't wait to record with it this weekend.

Thank you so much!

UPDATE: Now I have lived and played and recorded a bit with the new pickups. I have recorded both in my own studio and in studios around Stockholm. And I left the bass at my friend Pär Wiksten's (of the Wannadies) studio because he just would not let it go :) They sound absolutely great. And as soon as the album Pär is currently working on is out I'll send you a link to the songs the pickups are featured on.

Well all in all I'm very happy with the pickups I got from you. Thank you very much.

David Silva - Jaguar Bass VI Set


The Jag-pickups are sounding amaaaaaazing!

Oliver Bees - ’64 Jaguar Set


Hey Jaime, Got my jag alt '88s all wired up and it was exactly what I was looking for! Captures the jaguar sound but with some extra heat. I was also pleasantly surprised with all the output how dead quiet the pickups are. Plays with my effects well and gives me a wider range on tap playing with my guitar's volume knob. My JM jag's series position even creeps into les paul territory. Great job!

Andrew Gaddy - Alt ’88 Jaguar Set


Sounds Amazing !

Olivier Focant - Extra Width Jaguar


Thank you Jaime. I got them all wired up and installed. They sound AMAZING. I am very happy with them, cheers from California!

Cris Pestolis - Sonic ’60 Jaguar Set


My jaguar pickups arrived this week and they're sounding great.

Dale Miller - Alt ’88 Jaguar Set


You did an excellent job there.

The balanced set make a massive improvement over the factory set on my Squier VM Bass VI and the bridge pickup, in particular, is much more usable now for lead parts, either on its own or in combinations. With the factory set, it was impossible to adjust the pickup heights sufficiently to achieve a balanced output across all three pickups.

For lead parts with the tone knob turned up, they sound more like an early 60's set so you can easily channel your inner Jet Harris with confidence. For bass parts, they are equally at home and provide more output than the factory set. I would recommend this set for anyone wanting to upgrade or replace their Bass VI pickups.

Many Thanks,

Dave Pepper - Jaguar Bass VI Set


They sound brilliant!

Rich House - Alt ’88 Jaguar Set


Thanks for the pickups they sound great!

James Underwood - Alt ’88 Jaguar Set


G'day Jaime, Finally installed the pickups, and, my gosh, you've surpassed yourself!

These are everything I would have wanted the Bareknuckles in my J Marr to be. Unfortunately, I don't mess with signature guitars (for the resale value) otherwise I would have replaced them.

As it stands, I'll likely be selling off the J Marr Jag and keeping the Jag that now has your pickups (and a Mastery bridge.) These clearly have what I have come to view as the Creamery trademark sound: chiming, shimmering and, with gain turned up, attitude, with just enough harmonics to make things interesting. The fact that they look good with the chromed covers doesn't hurt things either.

Sonic ’60 Jaguar Set - Dominique Roussel


Hi, Just thought I'd drop you a line to say that I (finally) got round to fitting the Jag pickups I ordered from you, and they're excellent: turned my Jag into a really useable instrument that sounds great. Big improvement on the stock pickups.

Thanks,

Neil Clasper - ’62 Jag Set


The Alt ’88 has both enough twang and a hell of a lot punch and attack. I Love it! It really brought the guitar back to life. Again I love it.

Truly a new fan!

Micke Karlsson - Alt ’88 Jag


Hi, Finally got the pickups soldered in. Sound great, as per your usual.

Cheers,

Matt Hammond - ’64 Jaguar Set


Hi Jaime, love the Alt 88 pickups I got from you last year, they're great!

Leo Moreton - Alt ’88 Jaguar Pickups


Hi Jaime ,just to say I received my Alt 88 pickups on Friday and installed them in my jag today, They sound fantastic!better than I could have hoped for.

James Bishop - Alt ’88 Jaguar Set


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 forgot to send you and email when i received the pickups.

They are absolutely fantastic. I'm running the Jaguar through an Orange OR15 and it sounds great. Really alive!

Thanks!

James Buchanan - Classic ’62 Jaguar Set


I must say the pickups sound fantastic - noticeably more meaty while still retaining that classic jaguar sound (in all positions). I play an early 60s jag but never had the original pickups, so I've been through quite a few different combinations over the years...thanks to you I've finally found the sound I was looking for!

Stuart Mackenzie - Alt '88 Jaguar Pickups


Hi jaime just got my jag back after putting in the creamery's alt 88 in the neck and the creamery's extra width in the bridge with 2 volume controls and a tone capacitor on it and excuse my french but it sounds f@$cking awsome thanks again for your advice and great service now on to the next project.

Extra Width Jaguar Bridge & Alt '88 Jaguar Neck - James Bishop


Thanks Jaime. Every time I pickup my Jag is a rebirth for me since my Alt '88s

Alt '88 Jaguar Set - Thomas Mathos Gossay


Thank you!

These pick ups are fantastic everything i wanted and more. Well worth the money. Will recommend you to others.

Many thanks

Rob Winters - Classic '64 Jaguar Pickup Set


I got the wide rangers into my jazzmaster and the alt 88s into my jag..... WOW!

The jazzmaster sound is much more muscular,a solid resonant bottom and mids with a really creamy chime to the highs,absolutely no icepickiness.. I havent adjusted the pole pieces and cant see why i would. Open chords sound like im playing into a unison effect. Its the Malkmus Pavement sound. Love it!

The alt 88s make my jag sound like I would have expected a fender jaguar to sound, warm, twangy, wet, glassy, chimey. Before I swapped the pickups in my guitars there wasnt to much of a tonal difference between them other than their respective outputs. Now they both have very distinct tonal characteristics. Cant wait to get the broadcasters. Have a good one

Karl Brennan - Classic '71 Wide Range Humbucker Set & Alt '88 Jaguar Set


Hi Jaime,

I've been meaning to e-mail for a while, really just to say how pleased I am with the pickups for my Jaguar. The pickups really have saved this guitar from being left in the corner or worst, sold and never seen again! Currently running through a Fender Blues Deluxe with Fulltone OCD pedal, this guitar now sounds the business - really impressed with the warmth, depth and those subtle 'extra' tones that come through on a sweep. One of my friends has always been sceptical of Jaguars and in particular was never impressed with my one until now - the Creamery Pickups have definitely converted him!

I'm now looking at my stock Gibson SG standard now and the cogs are turning... no doubt I'll be in touch again soon!

Thanks again,

Leigh Nicholson - Extra Width Jag Set


Hi Jaime, The pickup has arrived and is installed !

Great sound , thank you. Very pleased to have dealt with you!

Regards,

Oli Focant - Extra Width Jag Neck


Hi Jaime, Just installed the Sonics in my Fender Hollowbody Jaguar and they are fantastic! Dynamic & Articulate with wide, sweet harmonics. I was on the verge of selling the guitar because no matter what pickups I put in it, it just never spoke to me. Now it sounds great!

Thank you very much!

Douglas Hodges - Sonic ’60 Jag Set


Hi Jaime, I've been using your alt. 88 Jag pickup now for almost two years, and they are awesome. Since the pickup swap I've been in love with the sonic sounds my Jap Jaguar produces, it's has that mellow growl I've been looking for in my guitar sound. So thanks again for this dream come true.

Lennart Verhaak - Alt ’88 Jag Bridge

 

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