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How to make a single coil guitar pickup! This will show you how to make your own guitar pickup. It won't look or sound exactly like a regular pickup, ...
There are just a few parts to a pickup, and the bobbin(the thing that holds the coil) is the first thing you need put together. To do this, you'll...
Now you need to drill the holes for your post pieces. Before you drill mark where the holes will be, as this isn't exactly something you want to do f...
After your bobbin pieces are drilled, you're ready to assemble. First, screw the screws part of the way into the top piece of the bobbin. Then sandwic...
There are a lot of things you can use as a pickup winder. You could use your hands, obviously, but that can be kind of slow and inaccurate. You could ...
Pickups are made using very thin copper wire, 42 or 43 gauge. I would recommend buying your wire in a spool to make the winding easier, but you can fi...
Once you're done winding your coil, you need to solder the lead wires. Before you can solder though, you need to scrape the reddish coating off of t...
Potting or saturating a pickup with wax is done to help keep the wires in the coil in place and prevent the pickup from becoming microphonic. I used...
There are just a couple more things left to do! After your pickup has totally cooled from the potting process, you can put the magnets on your pickup...
This is the crude rig I use to test my pickups since I don't have a spare guitar to ruin. Also on this page is a picture of another pickup I made.
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You can either direct mount it by screwing it into the body or use a pickgaurd and springs.
Posted:Jan 17, 2008
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