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

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.

 

 


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J-Bass (Jazz)

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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P-Bass (Precision)

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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Musicmaster/Bronco

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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Bass VI

Custom Design Jaguar 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.

 

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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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