Thomas Nilsen of Cream T Pickups was recently interviewed by Reverb.com for their latest article on PAF pickups. Thomas has played over 60 sets of vintage PAF pickups in his time building pickups which is why Reverb reached out for his opinion and anecdotes. You can read the full article here
Billy F Gibbons has just dropped his latest track ‘Desert High’ What a track! Recorded using Cream T ‘Whiskerbucker’ pickups. Listen now via YouTube and all streaming platforms.
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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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