Tone riders and creamery pickups

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  1. donjuan87

    donjuan87 Junior Member

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    Anyone had any experience with either of these brands? Opinions appreciated.
     
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    bad565ss Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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