Original Banger

Banging Originality 

These pickups are the result of a collaboration between Billy Gibbons and Cream T Pickups.
The Original Banger pickup is a vintage output humbucker pickup with just 6 pole pieces and a grey fibre plate top.
Billy Gibbons designed the pickup and wanted a vintage look using grey coloured fibre material. He also specified having the treble side of the pole pieces further away from the bridge on the guitar. Billy then attached the red tape to top off the look.

Thomas Nilsen (Cream T) came up with the idea of using 42 and 42 awg wire on each coil. Each coil has 50% 42awg and 50% 43awg wire creating a unique tone that both Billy 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.

Original Banger technical specifications

Manufacturer Cream T
Pickup Configuration H
Guitar Style Tele
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8.9
Wire Type AWG 42
Signal Leads Braided Shield
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Famous Users Billy F Gibbons
Made In UK

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