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Discussion in 'Pickups' started by donjuan87, Dec 5, 2017.
Anyone had any experience with either of these brands? Opinions appreciated.
I used some Tonerider Alnico2 Classics in a LP Studio. Replaced the Burstbuckers which I've never cared for.
I though they were quite good actually. Similar to 57 Classics. Can't speak for any other model.
This year I invested in a custom calibrated set of 3 Firebird pickups for my Firebird VII from Jaime at The Creamery. I got what I asked for (and the tone I wanted) within the agreed delivery time and the quality is spot on (absolutely slays SD and DM options). There was a week or so delay because Jaime wasn't happy with the quality of the covers supplied to him and whilst he offered me all the alternatives available to him I decided to wait a week or so for the traditional plain covers.
The basic recipe was 4 conductor, wound to 1963/64 spec with a twist in the magnet choice...... No arguments from Jaime just a reassuring conversation that what I was after would work for my tone. The Bridge ended up @ 7.3k DC through to the neck @ 6.2 k DC. Dynamic, clear as a bell and does the "fat Tele" sound in spades. The guitar has gone from "nice to have" to #1 gig guitar.
I'll be going back to Jaime based on my experience.
I've used Tonerider alnico II classics and alnico IV classics, and they are well made and sound fine.
I have no experience with the Creamery, but only heard good things about his pickups.
I do have a pair of "vintage" PAF pickups from another British winder, Mojo Pickups UK, and I'm very pleased with them. I think he is very busy at the moment, but usually delivers within the promised time.
Tonerider uses premium materials. I did an analysis of the AlNiCo IV Classic http://www.tdpri.com/threads/tonerider-alnico-iv-classics-analysis-and-review.683122/ , and in fact I was using a 57 Classic as a point of comparison. BYO also offers the same overall quality for even less money.
I have Tonerider Alnico 4 Classics in two of my guitars, an Epi LP and a PRS Bernie Marsden. I like them quite a bit. I've also had an SG with their Rebel 90s in it, and those were good as well.
I've had a set of Toneriders (cant remember which ones - I sold the guitar ages ago) and they were fine. Never read a bad thing about them on this forum.
never tried Creamery.
I've got a Creamery Baby '71 in one of my guitars (middle position in an old Ibanez strat-style) and it's basically become my base sound. Fantastic pickup - I've had it in three different guitars and all positions but this is where it really shines!
It's a Wide Range style construction in a standard humbucker format. It's so good I'm having considerable problems finding something that keeps up with it...! Highly recommended winder.