Wide Range/Thinline Humbucker Replacement Pickups & Reissue Upgrades
Custom Replacement Wide Range / Tele / Thinline Humbuckers from The Creamery
One of my favourite pickups, I spent 18mths developing, testing & refining these replica/reproducion pickups, having all the final parts custom made to my own specifications - Nothing 'off-the-shelf'. Here you have it, a new, true spec replacement for the modern Fender® Seth Lover Wide Range/Thinline Tele Custom & Deluxe Humbucker reissues.
Whereas the original Wide Range/Thinline Humbucker pickups had threaded CuNiFe magnets, the modern reissues are simply a standard humbucker design with under coil bar magnet and pole screws dressed to look like a vintage Wide Range Pickups. With the right capacitors & potentiometers, they’re not a bad pickup at all, a good, warm take on the traditional humbucker sound – they just don’t have the clarity, definition, dynamics & sparkle of the original Wide Range/Thinline Tele Humbuckers. My custom, handwound versions are true to the original design with custom manufactured, adjustable threaded rod magnets, correct 42AWG coil, larger internal bobbins and internal ferrous reflector plate.
I can also upgrade your Fender® reissue pickups if you want the vintage sound and keep the Fender® logo chrome cover.
I wanted to make replacement Wide Range Humbuckers as close to the original '70s design as possible. It took a long time and much effort & cost having custom parts manufactured but I think its worth it.
I’ve created two varieties – a full sized version intended to be a direct drop-in replacement for the current Wide Range/Thinline Tele Humbucker reissues and a slightly scaled down version to fit standard Gibson/PAF Humbucker size. You can find more details & audio/video demos under the tabs below.
Handwound in my workshop here in Manchester, UK.
You can read the Total Guitar 5 Star/Best Buy review of my Creamery Wide Range Tele Humbucker Pickups here