Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

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Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 am

Anybody using these?

Anything else out there in this general ballpark you’d recommend? I’m pondering either updating my MIJ or finding an Ampro to do the Jazzblaster thing with, but I’d like a sound that’s on the chimier side.

I wouldn’t rule out a traditional style humbucker, but a lot of low mid chunk won’t work with my setup (cranked 5W 1x12 combo).

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Re: Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

Post by Ceylon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:01 pm

Rose Picassos with either AlNiCo II's or VI's would probably get you most of the way there for less money. I have a bridge AlNiCo III on my CIJ JM and should have gone with VI's but apart from that it does the job of sounding like a articulate Fendery humbucker quite well, if a little bit too much on the compressed side. But I have heard good things about the Creamerys.
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Re: Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:57 pm

Ceylon wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Rose Picassos with either AlNiCo II's or VI's would probably get you most of the way there for less money. I have a bridge AlNiCo III on my CIJ JM and should have gone with VI's but apart from that it does the job of sounding like a articulate Fendery humbucker quite well, if a little bit too much on the compressed side. But I have heard good things about the Creamerys.
Huh. Looks like Rose has suspended orders.

Yeah, not really looking for a super compressed sound. Looking for smoother and a little less hashy than a typical overdriven single coil JM sound with a neck pickup that isn’t too wooly.

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Re: Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:29 pm

I can't speak to the JM-sized ones, but I've got a Creamery neck WRHB in my Tele and it's my most used pickup. I've never been great at describing pickups, but they don't sound harsh or overly bassy/wooly either.

Honestly, Jaime at The Creamery is wonderful to work with. I told him what I was looking for when I bought mine, and he made recommendations for magnet type and other things. If you tell him that you're looking for a less harsh and not too wooly WRHB, I'd bet he could figure it out easily.
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Re: Creamery Baby ‘71 JM wide ranges or similar?

Post by JVG » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:25 pm

Similar to the above post, i don’t have the JM sized ones, but i do have Creamery wide ranges in a Tele, and i love them. My request to Jaime was exactly as yours - something a bit more on the ‘chimy’ side. He suggested his “Classic 71 for Starcaster” model, which is essentially an under-wound WRHB. This might suit your needs, and i’m sure he could do it in JM format.

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