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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!!!

30/07/2020

“Oracle” Scanner Reveals the Secrets of Handwound Pickups

Our good friends at Reverb.com have interviewed Thomas Nilsen of Cream T Pickups. In this article Thomas talks about some of the work he has done with artists such as Billy F Gibbons and gives a rare insight into the mystery of the ‘Oracle’ pickup scanner used to create the ‘Whiskerbucker‘ pikcups. Read the full article here.

23/06/2020

Signed ‘Whiskerbucker’ set WINNER announced!

For the past 8 weeks we have been running a competition to WIN a signed set of ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups by the man himself Billy F Gibbons! We’d like to thank everyone who entered. If you didn’t win please check out our other competition. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to WIN! What was up for grabs 1ST PLACE PRIZE – Set of ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups signed by Billy F Gibbons. 2ND PLACE PRIZE – Set of Cream T Billy F Gibbons ‘BFG Bangers’ pickups. 3RD PLACE PRIZE – Billy F Gibbons Dunlop Accessories goodie bag. Introducing the... Read More

19/06/2020

Introducing the ‘Friday Corner’ video series!

Each week we’ll be releasing a short video containing news, sound clips and a behind the scenes insight into the world of pickup building. This week Thomas is looking at why it is important to consider your environment when reading the output of a pickup. Has your guitar been in a cold space prior to a gig? Are you playing in a hot venue?Are you playing outdoors?All of these environments will produce a different output reading so it is important to consider that when dialling in your tone. More on... Read More

10/06/2020

Subscribe to our YouTube & WIN!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel before 10th July for a chance to win 🎸 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE 1st Place – Set of ‘BFG Banger’ pickups + T-Shirt2nd Place – ‘BFG Banger’ bridge pickup + T-Shirt3rd Place – T-Shirt Competition open worldwide. Winners outside of EU responsible for postage. Good Luck!

10/06/2020

‘Whiskerbucker’ Pickups T-Shirts

We are please to announce that we will start producing Cream T Pickups merchandise. What better way to start than with a Billy F Gibbons ‘Whiskerbucker’ T-Shirt. Available from Small to XXL you can pre-order yours now. We are looking to see them ship during July 2020.

10/06/2020

Cream T ‘Bolero’ & ‘BFG Banger’ HSS Demo

Watch Steve Kay demo a set of Cream T HSS pickups made up of: Neck – Bolero Middle – Bolero Bridge – BFG Banger Humbucker You can hear more from Steve here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sacramen… Steve recorded the pickups using his Patrick James Eggle ’96’ through a Victory V30 MKII amplifier into a Boss TAE and then into a Two Notes C.A.B M. More about the pickups… BFG Bangers After years of work between Thomas (Cream T Pickups) and Billy F Gibbons the BFG Bangers were born. If you want a pickup... Read More

29/05/2020

How accurate are guitar pickup output readings?

Can you blindly rely on the value of resistance when you measure the Ohm on a handheld multimeter? The Answer is no. Why? In this blog I will touch the basics on why we can’t solely rely on this! First let’s look at multimeters that people can buy in various shops and online stores. When you try to buy a multimeter and search online, you will see there are thousands of different brands and models. The small cheapest multimeters can give you a rough pinpoint, but will ultimately give you... Read More