Magnet: Custom Alnico 5
Poles: Slotted Steel Filister Head P90 Screw
Polarity: South Up
Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth Pushback
Telecaster Sized P90 Bridge Pickup
A P90 design in a standard Telecaster Bridge size. The Creamery Telecaster sized P90 pickup houses two custom sized unpolished Alnico 5 magnets, wider steel screws and a short, fat 43AWG coil. Huge, fat single-coil tones still with clarity, presence & a defined voice. Get the grit of a P90 in a standard Telecaster Bridge size. Great fat, rounded clean tones - turn up the gain and let the pickup scream.
The geometry of the standard Tele Bridge Pickup size as opposed to a standard P90 means there will always be a slight difference in tone between the two pickups as the coil will be slightly narower - Its for this reason I don't call it a "true" P90 although I've voiced this pickup to have more of that grittier P90 edge. A higher output, fat single-coil tone in a standard Tele Bridge sized pickup.
Tele-90 Bridge available in Alnico 5 and Double-Thickness Alnico 5 Options
I've had two designs of magnet custom made for these pickups, a standard option Alnico 5 (described above) and a double-thickness Alnico 5 for a stronger, more attacking, slightly brighter but a little less resonant tone - for a more modern take on my Tele-90 bridge.
Please Note: The Tele-90 bridge is about 2mm taller with the standard Alnico 5 Magnets and about 4mm taller than a standard Tele Bridge pickup with the Double-Thickness Alnico 5 magnets and whilst it will fit many cavities, if you have a shallow bridge cavity, please check. The total height of the pickup with pole screws is 19mm or 21mm whereas a standard Tele bridge is around 17-18mm. You'll need a minimum cavity space of at least about 14mm to fit the pickup.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Shop Handwound Replacement Telecaster Pickups here.