how do you remove the pickup cover on a Les Paul model guitar?

I was wondering how you can remove the object covering the pickup on a Les Paul guitar, revealing the actual pickup. I need to know how and if it is okay for the guitar.

Asked by 8 years ago



96 tacoma starter motor not working starter has fire from battery? switch and clutch engaged,no clicking of silinoid

96 tacoma pickup std trans,starter makes no sound but has fire from battery ,clutch engaged,switch is in start position, no lites to dome /dash lites

Asked by jerry geisert 7 years ago


how do i make a guitar pick up for acoustic guitar .easiest way possible?

Using the simplest and cost effective items.

Asked by 8 years ago


Does this pickup seem ligit?

Http://cgi.ebay.com/Wilkinson-Lic-Pickup-for-4-String-Musicman-Bass_W0QQitemZ260314281489QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?hash=item3c9bf0b611&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14A friend and I are making a bass and need to buy a pickup or two for it. After looking around at some sellers on ebay, we came across this one. It seems like a good price, if it's decent, but neither one of us know a lot about bass pickups (we're taking it to a third party to have it wired). So will this be worth getting? Are there any tell-tale signs that suggest it is or isn't any good?

Asked by st.paul 8 years ago


How do i make a pickup for my cajon to plug in a quarter inch cable? (Its a drum Box)?

Im wanting to know how i can be able to make my drum plug into a quarter inch cable to save me the trouble of using a mic. Meinl just came out with a pickup cajon. I need to know to to make one in mine.

Asked by 9 years ago



reverse connected guitar pickups make strings resonate - how to make it stronger?

Hey all ,  im having a problem ,  i connected some guitar pickups to send frequencys instead of receiving , when close to a certain section of a piano , it makes the strings resonate , and i can play music thru the strings (i even get voice timbres) now , my problem is like that - the vibrations are extremely soft ,and i need to somehow make them stronger ,  i think one of the ways would be to magnetify the strings , but i would really like to know if there is a way to strengthen the pickup signal without blowing anything up , anyone has an idea? i think it has to do with electro-magnet power , so amplifing it should work , but adding a 5 watt small amp didn't make any diference...

Posted by dogme 6 years ago


Projects for a broken Acoustic-electic

Took my ephiphone EJ to show at a party awhile ago. Drunk folks (with steel toed boots, apparently) were messing with it I guess and someone knocked it on the floor and put their foot through it. i took it to my local guitar store and they told me the repairs would probably cost more than the guitar and it would sound terrible anyway. the bracers inside are cracked and completely broken off in some places. so i'm probably going to dismember it for parts. any ideas for projects? theres a little preamp, plus a saddle and a neck pickup inside. ideally i would like to use the pickups to electrify my other acoustic, but it's sort of nice so i don't really want to go putting holes in it .maybe a soundhole pickup? i don't know a lot about pickups. i'm open to other ideas, too. just so long as the pieces of her corpse go to good use. she would've wanted it that way.

Posted by francisambulance 5 years ago



can i make a microphone in to a guitar pickup?

Can i make a microphone in to a guitar pickup?

Asked by orionskys 8 years ago


mods I plan to do to my humbucking pickup on my guitar. could someone check over my wireing before I actually do it?

Please keep in mind this is only mods for the bridge humbucking pickup there are 2 single coil pickups that are not involved in this wireing -pickup is a EMG-HZ (SRO series) passive humbucking pickup

Asked by fastcar123 7 years ago


How to wire a guitar pickup to instrument cable/ rheostat?

I have been wanting an acoustic pickup but don't really want to buy one. I had an old tele neck pickup with a white and red wire and an instrument cable that has one jack taken off and the ground and hot contact exposed. I tried different configurations of the red and white wires to the hot and ground of the instrument cable but all it did was stop buzzing and no sound came out. I think I might need a volume and i have a leftover rheostat but I'm not sure how to wire it, If I could avoid wiring a volume completely and just go from pickup to cable that would be great but I'm not sure how. Help please??

Posted by beardedknome 5 years ago


Dirt Cheap Acoustic Guitar Pickup

Hi I am concerned about the health and safety aspects of the instructable of "Dirt Cheap Acoustic Guitar Pickup by Xuthal". The project encourages people to take apart a smoke detector to obtain a piezo sounder. However no warning at all is given by the author that there may be radioactive material in the device, or how to recognise it and how to deal with it. I tried to post a warning on the article but for some reason it hasn't worked. I could not see how to flag up the item so I am posting here. Whilst the manufacturers of smoke alarms play down the dangers of Americium 241 dioxide (the radioactive material), they would most certainly not condone opening up a smoke detector sensor. Am O2 will most likely pass straight through the gut due to its insolubility, so your readers are probably safe from ingesting it. However, if the source is fractured into dust particles, it could be inhaled and will lodge in the lung for a long time. Being an alpha emitter the Am241 will very likely end up causing a lung cancer. I think this instructable is highly irresponsible and should be removed. In any case the item taken from the smoke detector, a piezo transducer, is readily available from any hobby electronics supplier and costs less than the battery to power the detector in the first place!

Posted by TCSC47 2 years ago


How would I make LEDs light up based on signal from a guitar pickup so they light up with my strumming?

I ordered some 3mm 5000mcd leds (i hope they are bright enough I have no clue) and have my resistor values/ wiring diagram ready I just am trying to figure out how to make them flash like that. I'd like to have a 3 way toggle so there is off - sound activated - steady onthis is a video with someone who has something like I'm thinking.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQaF4bmuojo&NR=1any help?

Asked by Patrick_R 8 years ago


How can I make a simple electric guitar? Answered

So I tried to make a very simple electric guitar today, using instructions from online. It was made from a board with two screws, a guitar string (steel) in between them, connected by copper wires on either screw to a small speaker. Under the string was a neodymium magnet. When I pluck the string, it says it should make a nice sound, however, I got no sound, and I verified with a multimeter that there was no voltage whatsoever. Here is a link to the discussion: http://www.mimf.com/archives/make_pickups.htm

Asked by nsawyer2 6 years ago


What can I make out of old guitar pickups?

I have some old guitar pickups that I took out of my cheap guitar. What can I do with them?

Asked by 8 years ago


wiring p90 pickups?

I wired in two mean 90 p90 pickups to my tele. They came with 3 wires each, hot, neutral, copper. I have the hot and neutral wired, didn't do anything with the copper, I'm getting a hum from the pickups and every now and then pickup radio signals. what can I do?

Asked by 9 years ago


can pickup works without magnet?

Why we use a magnet to build guitar pickup....?can use other thing to replace the magnet?

Asked by wide coverage 8 years ago


Which is the best foreign acoustic guitar pickup now avaliable?

Plz give the clear idea about prices of acoustic guitar pickups.. 

Asked by tijoabraham1 8 years ago


how to use all pickups of my stratocaster in one time??

Hey guys i have a stratocaster- 2 singlecoil and  1 humbucker pickup can any body tell me how to use all pickups in one time ????

Asked by rishubhteotia007 6 years ago


Help with a diy acoustic guitar pickup

I am putting together an instructable for  playing rocksmith free on your pc  , with a small cost for people like me who dont have much money. Not having money means that : 1) the software must be free ( i found the solution to that)  2)i must make acoustic guitars compatible with the game (since i dont have an electric and i dont have the money to buy one)   I need a diy acoustic guitar pickup  to plug in my computer , with low budget and  clear sound no hums and buzzes ( this is the most important part) If anyone can help me  please pm me .  Thank for your time ,  Phevos

Asked by phevtron 4 years ago


DIY Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck

Hi everyone, For a while, I've had this as my "back-burner" project. I'm trying to really get going on it now. It's an Open Source, DIY, Plug-in Diesel/Electric Hybrid Pickup truck. That's really a mouthful, so I'm just calling it the "SuperTruck" project, until I can come up with a better name. The entire concept is that it is a parallel hybrid, which you can charge from the wall, and it has a diesel engine that can run on diesel, bio-diesel, and possibly veggie oil. Either the engine OR forklift motor will be able to propel the vehicle. (Meaning that it will have a dedicated EV mode.) The driver can manually decide to run it on diesel, electric, or both depending on the driving situation. The mechanicals are relatively simple. It uses a manual transmission (rather than a CVT or planetary gearing.) In theory, this will be a project than any advanced grease monkey will be able to duplicate. I'm not much of a car guy, but I have learned quite a bit working on my electric motorcycle, electric car, and experimenting with running my car as a hybrid. Here's a YouTube playlist of what I've got going so far. For the latest on this project, please visit the page for it on my blog: http://300mpg.org/projects/supertruck/ I'll definately need help on this project, so please tell all your friends about it!

Posted by bennelson 5 years ago



Electric guitar pick-up / electromagnetism question? Answered

In this instructable, an electric guitar pick-up is made by winding the wire around a magnet sandwiched between two small pieces of wood to keep the coil in place. If I were to replace the wood with steel discs, would it still work as a guitar pick-up?

Asked by Kiteman 6 years ago


How do I get my car radio back working? Answered

In my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, the radio isn't working. The antenna ran through the passenger door and one day, the exposed wire in the antenna made contact with the door, immediately shuting off the radio. I am assuming it did this because the body of the truck is grounded by the battery. The antenna is no longer attached to the radio, however every once in a while the radio turns on but when I try to play a cassette or a CD it blinks on the screen and will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. If I don't try playing a cassette or CD, It will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. The radio generally shuts down when turning. Once, the truck was parked overnight and the next day, the radio read "8:30" telling me it had been on for either 8 or 20 hours. Recently, it has been not working at all, turning on maybe once a day. It is a radio with a cassette player, and then in the back there is a 5 disc CD changer. I checked every single fuse, and just in case replaced the "Radio" fuse, but still nothing. I also checked in the radio to see if there was an internal fuse, or one on the back of the radio, however I found nothing.   Help would be appreciated, Thanks.

Asked by jacobdlyon 6 years ago


how do i get a motorcycle in the back of a pickup?

What is a good way for one person to get a motorcycle that wont start into the back of a pickup if it is too heavy for one person?

Asked by hawgryderbabe 5 years ago


Schematics/Instructions for guitar pickup Sustainer?

I saw some pickups  for sale, sustainers, I thought "oh thats cool" but they are way above my budget. Besides that I love the sound of my current pickups. What I want to know is how to make a sustainer  with on/ off switch for my 3 coil single coil strat. It would be neat to have on/off but I could do without and just make one pickup sustaining. Any tips schematics links, etc, are very welcome.

Posted by beardedknome 6 years ago



Making an electric Guitar - where do I put the pickups and bridge etc? Answered

there are several great sets of instructions on how to make an electric guitar, but they all same something like. Route the spaces for the Pickups where required. How do I know where the pickups need to go. I guess there is some sort of rule about how far apart the pickups should be from each other, and how far from the neck and bridge?

Asked by tim_p_harris 8 years ago


my pickup was not working i tried to repair it but it is not sounding well please suggest me how can i make it better

I am having peavey raptor plus exp my humbucked pickup was not working i tried to repair it but it is not sounding well please suggest me how can i make it better?

Asked by bunty singh 8 years ago


Has anyone experimented with neodymium magnets as pole pieces in a single coil guitar pickup?

I have done some modification on pickups and preamps using opamps to amplify the signal. Since neodymium magnets are more powerfull than what they normally put in pickups I wonder what kind of sound would be generated?

Asked by sn3102 8 years ago


Knex Pickup Truck With Suspension

My TNKIT entry. Video - http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/Atlas999/?action=view&current=MVI_3819.flv

Posted by GrandeSwag 8 years ago



where could i get a piezo buzzer for free. (for a guitar pickup...)? Answered

I want to know where could i get a piezo buzzer (such as in an old radio alarm, where i could recuperate or does any company give free samples?) it is to make a pickup for an acoustic guitar! Thanks!

Asked by draksul 8 years ago



can I use harddrive magnets in a guitar pickup build? Answered

O.K. I saw the question on the internet but never an answer. I build CBGs and desire to build pickups. I get using transformers like step down or AC to DC puttin a magnet inside the coil of the secondary. These Harddrive magnets are shaped like an arc and are some kind of strong, watch your fingers, they snap together big time. How can I use them and if I have to cut them any ideas?

Asked by doesanybodyknow 5 years ago


so i want to build a switch that reverses the phase of the signal in a humbucking guitar pickup will this drawing work ?

The thick black wire is the sheild the small black wires and grey wire are left alone as decribed in the instuctions i got with it

Asked by fastcar123 7 years ago


can someone show me how to take out a humbucker on an epi LP jr.?

I have an epi LP jr. and i'm trying to take out the humbucker for replacement, i have the soldering gun an everything, i just need someone to show me how to take it out. i've seen vids, but they're not elaborate enough, and don't show enough deatil, could someone help me please?!

Asked by 8 years ago


Schematics/Instructions for (simple) guitar pickup Sustainer?

Nothing fancy, I want it to fit in my guitar, I don't need attack and sustain knobs, just an on/off switch that gives sustain or takes it off.

Asked by beardedknome 6 years ago


Help! Building an optical pickup for a bass guitar.

I am building a bass guitar and would love to have an optical pickup on it. I am a experienced with building circuits but i need help. This is what i know so far. There will be an ir led on one side of the string and a photo diode on the other. This will cast a shadow on the photo diode to make an analog signal. One led and one sensor for each individual string. Then I am lost, all I know is that it has to go though an oscillator of some sort to produce the sound. If anyone could give me a good schematic that would  be great.

Asked by kyrisroy 7 years ago


Ive built a wiring diagram for a guitar to give it a very wide varity of sound, but is it practical and affordable?

This wireing allows the player to control all aspects of having 3 humbucking pickups, but is it worth it? in the picture it shows 3 humbucking pickups. the middle and neck are small humbucking pickups (single-sized) in order to do this a portion of my guitar wil need to be taken out (or I have to find a new pickgaurd that will fit, which Ibanez does not have in stock) to make room for the new electonics this is permantent, so before I hackaway at my guitar I need to make sure i can afford this and that it will work and be practiacal

Asked by fastcar123 7 years ago



Upgrading my guitar

I have a super nice looking Aria STG 006, crappy pickups, but nice wood and neck. I have some ideas, and i want you all to respond to my ideas New Pickups--Mighty Mite Pickups Killswitch---Buckhead, need i say more? Make some sort of nice interesting pieces of art on it. New Potentiometers Shielding all the insides (i get hummmmm which i hate with a passion) Any suggestions?>!??!??!?!?!!

Posted by mondaymonkey 10 years ago


building a guitar

I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer? 

Asked by ski4jesus 7 years ago



how can i fix my bass guitars electronics wiring? I have a disconnected jack and ground wires that need sorting Answered

I have a bass with some wires lose in its wiring. the output jack has come off- there is a red wire and a white wire going to it, i know where the red wire goes because that came off whilst i was fiddling, i presume the white wire goes to the only other contact? Also as well as the red and white there was two bare ground wires that had snapped off inside the heatshrink, where should they be connected to? Also the ground wire that goes under the bridge is lose, i need to know where that goes. The thing is that the only place i can see broken wires from the solder blobs on the jack is where the white wire should go but that would mean the white wire + 3 ground wires all soldered to the same contact, does that sound right? Hopefully the pictures will help you imagine the situation a little better, as i haven't described it very well. Thanks to anyone who helps

Asked by mdog93 8 years ago