Hi all,

I'm new to the forum here and was hoping you all could help me out in my search for these surprisingly elusive Cream humbuckers.

I'm a huge KISS fan, and Ace Frehley in particular is a huge Hero of mine. For whatever reason it's taken me this long to consider purchasing a les paul of my own. One thing I'm adamant about is that this LP has to have those Cream pickups in it just like Ace's.

I haven't had much like finding cream pickups and was wondering if you could help me in my search. I was hoping to find several models to choose from, so I could get exactly the sound I wanted and hopefully had a few different shades of cream to choose from. So....where do you guys find these magical cream pickups? and which ones do you particularly like?



I did a bit of looking around and found this:


So Gibson apparently made a custom Ace Frehley "Budokan" Les Paul, now I don't know if you can still get these, but if you are interested you can click on the "Buy Now" button and check which stores near you are Gibson suppliers, I guess and maybe you can call them and ask about it?

Now if you only want the pickups you can check what pickups are they under the Specs section and that will at least narrow it down a bit, I guess...
Last edited by ApeTato at May 31, 2016,
They're just off the shelf Dimarzio Super Distortions - mass produced and easy to get hold of.
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They're just off the shelf Dimarzio Super Distortions - mass produced and easy to get hold of.

yup. good pickups but nothing magical or mythical about them. of course if you want the true ace experience you'll have to get a 3 pickup LP custom take the middle pup out and put the dry ice in that spot.
Cream/cream bobbins (as well as a lot of other colors) are far from "elusive." SD will make them for you. Just ask.

Same goes for DiMarzio and a lot of other pickup builders.

More than that, you can certainly find bobbin covers for already-purchased pickups: