The Creamery Wide-O Single Coil Voiced Humbucker
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The Creamery Wide-O Single Coil Voiced Humbucker

Wide-O Single Coil Voiced Humbucker, Guitar Pickup from The Creamery.

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Jaime Campbell, who makes custom guitars & handwound pickups from 'The Creamery', his workshop in Manchester has launched his new design of pickup, single coil voiced humbuckers (nicknamed "Wide-O's").

 

Jaime says that they are "based on an old Wide Range Humbucker trick where 3 of the threaded magnets were removed from each bobbin leaving a hum cancelling single coil tone from the remaining pickup."

 

Here is what the has to say:

 

"While not a vintage recreation of the Wide Range Humbucker & its modification, I've tried to create a pickup close to the tone that will fit into a standard humbucker rout. Essentially a single coil but with more presence and fatter tone. Like the standard single coil, each string has its own magnet for clarity & string definition."

 

"The magnets in the original WR Humbuckers can now be as low as 30% of their original capacity. This can mean a warmer, clean single coil tone with less output. I've tried to create a pickup close to this voicing that will fit into a standard humbucker rout. The magnets I use are Alnico 2 and not charged to their maximum which does lower the output but gives that warm, clear single coil sound. The higher number of winds, 43 AWG gauge wire and Alnico 2 magnets help to keep the balance of output, highs & mids."

 

"I also offer a version with fully charged magnets for a more modern sounding pickup with more attack and edge to the tone."

 

Please note that these pickups fit standard humbucker cavities - they're a direct replacement.

Pricing

Prices are £70 per pickup with a full set of Bridge & Neck at £130.

 

More details can be found on www.at-the-creamery.co.uk.
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