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Replacement Bass Pickups


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

From the vintage 50s & 60s styles to more modern designs I also make purely custom Bass pickups, including 5+ string designs plus custom versions designed to replace standard reissues, especially on more esoteric and vintage lower output Bass guitars.

I don't have Bass pickups all boxed up ready to send out, each order is custom made so I often modify the specifications to suit the indvidual player or guitar. Get in touch if you'd like a custom set of Handwound Replacement Bass pickups.

Custom Solo '14

Custom Solo '14

Cut through the mix, with a powerful, rich sound for solo playing, lead-lines & hooks.

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Custom Bass VI Set

Custom Bass VI Set

Replacement Pickups for the Jaguar Bass VI. Designed specifically for both Low End & Higher Register.

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Classic '60 Jazz Bass

Classic '60 Jazz Bass

Based on the late 1960 Jazz Bass Pickup for a tighter, punchier sound with great clarity, definition and tight bass.

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Classic '58 P-Bass

Classic '58 P-Bass

Based on the flat-pole design introduced soon after the switch to the split-coil pickup.

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Classic '52 Tele/P-Bass

Classic '52 Tele/P-Bass

Based on the slight staggered Alnico 5 single-coil bass design introduced in 1952.

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Classic '65 P-Bass

Classic '65 P-Bass

Based on the '60s split-coil, flat-pole design but with slightly lower output to the '58.

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Creamery Custom Handwound Bass Pickups

Custom, Handwound, Replacement Bass Pickups

Initially concentrating on the classic Precision & Jazz Bass styles, I'm slowly adding alternative Bass pickup sets as I finalise the designs - featuring Bass VI, Mustang, Tele versions with new ones for Music Man, Gibson and others coming soon.

All Bass pickups are custom handwound (scatterwound) for a richer, more harmonic voice, here in my workshop here in Manchester.

 

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



  • Classic Bass Pickups

    Classic '60 J-Bass


    Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '60 Replacement Jazz (J) Bass Pickup

    Magnets Flat Pole Alnico 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Bridge Output 8.6k
    Neck Output 7.8k

     

    Classic '60 Jazz Bass

    The Tighter, punchier, Late 1960 onward, Jazz Bass Sound - Custom Classic '60 Replacement Jazz Bass Pickup

    Based on the late 1960 Plain Enamel Jazz Bass Pickup, my Custom Handwound Classic '60 Replacement Pickup has that tighter, punchier sound with great clarity, definition and a tighter bass response - great for cutting through the mix or band set-up.

    The Neck pickup is wound with RW/RP for humbucking in the middle position.

    Wax potted with vintage cloth wire, a great classic sounding, replacement Jazz Bass Pickup.

     

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  • Custom P-Bass Pickups

    Custom '14 "Solo" P-Bass


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    Magnets Flat Pole Alnico 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Magnets Custom Made Alnico 5 Rods
    Output 11.4k

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    Custom '14 - Handwound Replacement 'Solo' P-Bass Pickups

    Based on the need for a P-Bass pickup design that could cut through the mix, with a powerful, rich sound for solo playing, lead-lines & hooks.

    Great clarity & string definition with a sharp, rich attack and tighter bottom-end to really cut through without overpowering the rest of the band. I designed this after a number of band requests, using taller stronger custom made Alnico 5 rod magnets and offset, overwound coils, geometrically different to a standard P-Bass to really cut through the mix.

    Wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire, a great set of split-coil replacement P-Bass Pickups for those who want the bass to take the lead.

     

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    Classic Bass Pickups

    Classic '52 Tele / P-Bass


    Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '52 Single-Coil Replacement Tele or Precision P-Bass Pickup

    Magnets Vintage Staggered Pole Alnico 5 or Alnico 2
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Output 7.6k

     

    Custom, Handwound Replacement Classic '52 Tele / P-Bass Pickup

    Based on the slight staggered Alnico 5 design introduced in 1952, the Classic '52 is a bright, single coil Tele or P-Bass pickup with a tight bass response, more in the higher frequencies, a punchier sound and vintage output.

    Great clarity & string definition for the classic Tele Bass single coil.

    You can also choose an Alnico 2 version for a slightly warmer, slightly rounder sound.

    Fibre flatwork, wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire and available with black or aged white protective string wrapping.

     

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    Classic Bass Pickups

    Classic '58 P-Bass


    Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '58 Split-Coil Replacement Precision P-Bass Pickups

    Magnets Flat Pole Alnico 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Output 11.6k

     

    Custom, Handwound Replacement Classic '58 P-Bass Pickups

    Based on the flat-pole design introduced soon after the switch to the split-coil design pickup, my custom, handwound Classic '58 replacement P-Bass Pickup is wound to a RW/RP vintage output with 42AWG plain enamel wire for that classic humbucking, split-coil sound.

    Great clarity & string definition with a slightly warmer attack and solid bottom-end due to the slightly higher output than my Classic '65.

    Wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire, a great set of split-coil replacement P-Bass Pickups.

     

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    Classic Bass Pickups

    Classic '65 P-Bass


    Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '65 Split-Coil Replacement Precision P-Bass Pickups

    Magnets Flat Pole Alnico 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Output 10.5k

     

    Custom, Handwound Replacement Classic '65 P-Bass Pickups

    Based on the flat-pole design introduced soon after the switch to the split-coil pickup, and slightly lower output of the CBS era, my custom, handwound Classic '65 Replacement P-Bass Pickup is wound to a RW/RP vintage output with 42AWG plain enamel wire for that classic humbucking, split-coil sound.

    Great clarity & string definition with a ever-so-slightly brighter attack and slighter bottom-end due to the slightly lower output than my Classic '58.

    Wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire, a great set of split-coil replacement P-Bass Pickups.

     

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    Classic Bass Pickups

    Classic '74 P-Bass


    Creamery Custom Handwound Classic '74 Split-Coil Replacement Precision P-Bass Pickups

    Magnets Flat Pole Alnico 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Output 10k

     

    Custom, Handwound Replacement Classic '74 P-Bass Pickups

    Based on the later '70s era P-Bass Pickups for a punchier sound, clear & defined with that growl - Snappier and tighter than my '60s era versions, the replacement '74 P-Bass Pickup is wound tighter to a RW/RP vintage output with 42AWG plain enamel wire for that classic humbucking, split-coil sound.

    Great clarity & string definition with a ever-so-slightly brighter attack and tighter bottom-end due to the slightly lower output than my Classic '58 & '65 sets.

    Wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire, a great set of split-coil replacement P-Bass Pickups.

     

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  • Custom Design Bass Pickups

    Replacement Musicmaster / Bronco Bass Pickup


    Creamery Custom Design Bass Pickups - Replacement Bronco Musicmaster Bass Pickup

    Magnets Custom Alnico 2 or 5 Blade
    Coil Wire 43AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Bridge Output 10.0k

     

    Creamery Replacement Musicmaster / Bronco Bass Pickup

    Single Coil, Single Alnico Blade for a rich, balanced, defined sound

    Rather than use the standard Strat style pickup for your Musicmaster or Bronco bass, I designed this custom, replacement, single Alnico blade version for a more even string balance, and rounder, fatter and more muscular sound

    Great clarity & string definition for a fatter, fuller single coil bass sound.

    You can also choose an Alnico 2 version for a slightly warmer, slightly rounder sound.

    Fibre flatwork, wax potted, vintage cloth covered wire and available in black or white closed covers or black or aged white protective string wrapping.

     

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  • Custom Design Bass VI 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.

     

     

     


    Custom Design Bass VI 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.

     


    Custom Design Bass VI Pickups
    Sonic '60 for Bass VI

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

    Magnets Alnico 2 or 5
    Coil Wire 42AWG
    Lead Wire Vintage Cloth
    Bridge Output 7.2k
    Middle Output 6.6k
    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.

     

     

     


    Custom Design Bass VI Pickups
    Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' for Bass VI

    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
    Bridge Output 10.2k
    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.

     


    'Twin Sound' Coil Tapped Jaguar Pickups
    Sonic '60 'Twin Sound' Bass VI

    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
    Middle Output (6.6k) 9.7k
    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 modern 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.

     

     

     

     


    'Twin Sound' Coil Tapped Bass VI Pickups
    Alt '88 'Twin Sound' Bass VI

    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
    Middle Output (7.7k) 10.7k
    Neck Output (7.5k) 10.5k

     

    Creamery Alt '88 'Twin Sound' Pickup - Specifications

    Loud, Quiet, Loud - Attacking, Aggressive Jaguar Pickup. Designed for more modern 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 modern 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 separately for bridge & neck giving you a wider range of sounds.