Cream T Original Banger Billy F. Gibbons Signature Bridge Humbucker Pickup - Fibre Board
The 'Original Banger' humbucker is the result of a close collaboration between ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Thomas Nilsen of Cream T Pickups. It's a vintage-output pickup featuring just 6 pole pieces and a unique grey fibre plate top — a personal tweak requested by Gibbons. He also specified having the treble side of the pole pieces further away from the bridge on the guitar, in order to attain a slightly less brittle sound with a smooth top-end.
Thomas Nilsen came up with the idea of using 42 and 43awg wire on each coil. With 50% of each, this yields a distinctive tone that both Gibbons and Nilsen found to be very musical.
- Pickup Type: Humbucker (Bridge)
- Output (Approx): 8.9k
Finance available at checkout for orders £300+