Easy Mic or Pickup




This instructable shows you, how to make an easy microphone or pickup using headphones. In theory you can make this from any speaker, but speakers from headpones are better because they have nice sensitive membrane.

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Step 1: You'll Need...

Headphones - I used this old Genius headphones (I don't know the type, because there is no label on it)
Holick wires (I don't know how to name it)
Soldering iron
Some wire (shielded better, but I don't have one)
1/4 female jack (6,3 mm)

Step 2: Take Some Headphones

I used these old Genius headphones (I don't know the type, because there is no label on them)

Step 3: Prepair Headphones

Take down that foam, take a screwdriwer, and carefully  "open" the headphones.

Step 4: Take Out the Speaker

Carefully take out the speaker, and remove wires.

Step 5: Soldering

Cut two pieces of wire and solder them on. Than solder other ends on jack.

Step 6: Finish!

Plug it into amplifier and try! Thank you for viewing and sorry for my bad English. You can correct me in comments.

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    2 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    what if I want to use a pre-amp? should I use a guitar preamp or electret mic pre amp or what?

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I haven't tried anything like that, I have it plugged in VOX NT15H, but this is more like mic then pickup, so try the mic pre amp.