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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.
Toneriders are my fav. pickup brand
The Alnico II set is just so sweet sounding.
I just put a Rocksong in my R8, its a medium to hot output alnico II magnet pickup with lots of definition and chimey high end. Not as bright as a Pearly Gates though and not muddy like the burstbucker 2 it replaced.
Will get round to trying their alnico II vintage P90s eventually, I find the Gibson stock P90's quite nice though so havnt felt the need yet.
I’ve had Creamery Firebird pickups before and they were very good.
Obviously not as fast as buying from a mainstream manufacturer but they were wound and delivered within the quoted time so no complaints on my end.