Magnet: Custom Alnico 5
Poles: Slotted Steel Filister Head P90 Screw
Polarity: North Up
Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth Pushback
Telecaster Sized P90 Neck Pickup
A P90 design in a standard Telecaster Neck Pickup size. The Creamery Telecaster sized P90 pickup houses two custom sized unpolished Alnico 5 magnets, wider steel screws and a short, fat 43AWG coil. Fatter, warmer single-coil neck tones still with clarity, presence & a defined voice. Get the grit of a P90 in a standard Telecaster Neck size. Great fat, rounded clean tones.
The geometry of the standard Tele Neck 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 narrower & taller - 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 Neck sized pickup.
Tele-90 Neck 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 Neck.
Please Note: The Tele-90 Neck with the standard Alnico 5 Magnets and about 15mm tall,with the Double-Thickness Alnico 5 magnets the pickup total height is about 20mm tall. Both should fit into a standard Telecaster Neck cavity.
You can select the Tele-90 Neck to be RW/RP for hum-cancelling in the middle position. Due to the design, the pickup has no cover and as its a fat coil, I use black tape wrapped around the coil to protect it.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Shop Handwound Replacement Telecaster Pickups here.