Cream T

Cream T Original Banger Bridge


Special humbucker by Cream T designed for Billy Gibbons with 6 pole pieces and a unique tone!

This Cream T Original Banger Bridge humbucker is the result of the close collaboration between Thomas Nilsen and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top. This pickup can best be described as a vintage output humbucker, but with only 6 pole pieces and a gray fiber plate top. The idea behind this pickup is that Mr. Gibbons wanted a pickup where the pole pieces on the treble side were further away from the bridge, while the pole pieces on the bass side should be closer to the bridge for extra definition. He himself places the red tape around the humbucker and voila: the Original Banger was born!

Thomas Nilsen came up with the idea of ​​using 42 and 42 awg wire on each coil. Each coil has 50% 42awg and 50% 43awg wire which creates a unique tone that both Billy F Gibbons and Thomas Nilsen found very unique. This is complemented by Billy F Gibbons idea of ​​having the treble side away from the bridge and bass side close to the bridge.

  • Humbucker Pickups
  • Boxed in a luxury display case (full sets only)
  • The result of a close relationship between Billy F Gibbons & Thomas of Cream T
  • Neck Output approx: 7.3k*
  • Bridge Output approx: 8.9k*

*measured with HD calibrated high end multi-meter in controlled conditions.
Pickup build may vary