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20/04/2021

Tonemob Podcast | Scanning the ‘Pearly Gates’

Big thanks to Blake from The Tone Mob for inviting Thomas of Cream T on to the podcast. If you haven’t already follow The Tone Mob on your chosen streaming platform or listen via their site. You can also support The Tone Mob here On the latest episode of The Tone Mob hear Thomas talk about his time scanning Billy F Gibbons ‘Pearly Gates’ guitar and how he almost didn’t make it home! Is the ‘Pearly Gates’ cursed? Listen here Here are some useful links for The Tone MobSpotify |... Read More

11/03/2021

10/10 Guitarist Magazine Review

Our Billy F Gibbons ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups have been featured in Guitarist Magazine again!This time loaded into a Patrick James Eggle Macon guitar that was reviewed and received 10/10 ‘Guitarist Gold Award’. Issue 470 is on sale now.Read the review & check out the demo video below:

09/02/2021

Ronnie Wood’s 1960 Gibson Les Paul

When it came to designing the packaging for the ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups complete with all the Billy F Gibbons merchandise it got us thinking “where do we put the slide?”. My initial thought was to drill a hole in the box so that the slide could slot in, I got this idea from when I had the pleasure of meeting Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood back in 2014.After a long chat with Ronnie Wood he wanted me to make a him a special bridge pickup for his Black Beauty Les Paul... Read More

05/02/2021

How to fix an out of phase Strat / Tele with vintage wiring.

Stratocaster with vintage wiringIf you have a Stratocaster that is out of phase, then you can try this simple tech tip to resolve.Please note, this only works on a Strat that has standard ’50s wiring without any additional mods. What we want to do is swap the wires on the middle pickup. Take the wire from the middle pickup that goes to ground, and solder that to the switch as a hot wire. Finally you can take the Hot wire and solder that to the ground (on the potentiometer). Telecaster... Read More

19/01/2021

Billy F Gibbons Guitar Tech Elwood Francis on Cream T Pickups

Our good friend Elwood Francis has shared some comments on Cream T Pickups and the story behind how Thomas started working with Billy F Gibbons. “I’ve been working with Billy F. Gibbons since 1995, looking after his guitar and various electronics. My previous experience includes Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Izzy Stradlin and Gilby Clarke of Guns & Roses…The Black Crowes….and so on….. I’ve quietly been around the block. Mr. Gibbons and his famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul, Pearly Gates, have become a benchmark of quality in the industry. As you’d... Read More

14/12/2020

Thomas Nilsen on the latest episode of ‘The 440 Guitar Podcast’

Listen to the latest episode of ‘The 440 Guitar Podcast’ featuring Thomas Nilsen of Cream T Pickups. What 440 Podcast have to sayIn this episode Jerrell speaks with Thomas Nilsen, founder of Cream T Pickups. Thomas has made pickups for artist such as Derek Trucks, Billy Gibbons, Lenny Kravitz and many others. He describes growing up with the curiosity to take a part his guitar and learn how it works at an early age. Ever since the company started, he has been able to capture frequencies in his pickups that... Read More

03/12/2020

‘Whiskerbucker’ Pickups receive Guitar.com Editors Choice Badge!

Huge thanks to the guys at Guitar.com for reviewing the Billy F Gibbons ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups and giving them 9/10. The pickups also received the Guitar.com Editors Choice badge! You can read the full review here ‘When it comes to humbucker tone, original PAFs are indisputably the toughest act to follow but installing the WhiskerBuckers in no way diminished the sound of our guitar. If you favour the juicy midrange grind of hotter PAFs with harmonics that can be pinched out at will, this pickup set is pretty astonishing.’ – Huw... Read More

24/08/2020

WIN a PRS Custom 24 loaded with ‘Afterburner’ pickups!

We are giving one lucky person the chance to win a PRS SE Custom 24 loaded with our ‘Afterburner’ pickups. Celebrating the launch of our Billy F Gibbons ‘Whisker Series’ pickups featuring ‘Eliminator’ & ‘Afterburner’ humbucker pickups. Full details on those here. Watch the video below to hear them in action. Enter our competition here!!!