homemade pickups

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by A for apple, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    have somebody tried before to make pickup at home ..........


    actually i have made one one ....and works well just little noisy....haha .....i m loving it...
     
  2. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Hmm..this sounds interesting...Post some pictures of ur Pickups...Wud love to see it.
     
  3. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    well these are the pics....
     

    Attached Files:

  4. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    doesnt look very catchy as the famous brand pickups
    but i guess it should do the work
     
  5. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    haha.....bro they were made by experts and gone through various methods ......and obviously they made these pickups with perfection ......
    and these are homemade what do you expect with homemade one's ....haha

    and i just wanted to make one to have fun with sound of these .....
     
  6. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Cool job bro.. let's hear how it sounds like
     
  7. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    was just kidding bro
    what did u use to make them?
     
  8. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    i have used six poles of neodymium magnets and and some magnetic wires to wrap them up ...and i used calculator's plastic sheet to make the bobbin.....
     
  9. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    i will upload some sound clips of it soon....
     
  10. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    awesome man. Good work there. Yeah do post some soundclips
     
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    How much did it cost.

    Of course there is nothing really great or special in the pickups that require ONLY machines to produce. If you have patience to hand wound, then pickups can be easily made manually.
     
  12. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    yes ,main boring work is to wind the wires ..


    the six poles cost me around 250 rs and wire is cheap around 30 rs.....
     
  13. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Damn..Its soo cheap...This is something really worth trying :)

    Are the poles/magnets easily available in the shops?

    What all parameters make the machine made pickups less noisy as compared to urs?
     
  14. A for apple

    A for apple New Member


    first thing i dont have any electric ....i have made it for my so called guitar givson crown..(haha)

    and another is that u have to search for the magnets ....i m in delhi and i rarely found them in nearest shops ....but i found them in lajput rai market ...

    and third is that in machine made pickups they used thin gauge wire and they wound around 5000-6000 turns and then put pickups in wax to reduce the microfonic feedback which is kind of noise in pickups .......more the turns better is the sound.

    and in my pickups i used thick wire and haven't done wax potting..
     
  15. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Low no of turns = low inductance.
    Which will cause less emf to be developed (=low signal).

    Also low inductance will change the transfer characteristic of the system (pickups + pot + cables) and hence change the freq response.
     
  16. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Are you by any chance related to electrical field? i remember studying all these during engineering times(actually studied just for clearin the subjects) long time back but dont remember any damn thing...I wud have if i was related to that field..So was just curious to know...
     
  17. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^Wasn't all this part of class 12th Physics?
     
  18. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Yeah it was...And in engineering as well something on much higher level was taught which i never understood.....

    So does that make alpha a class 12 student or someone who is workin in this field.... :p
     
  19. A for apple

    A for apple New Member

    i have place a capacitor to reduce the noise and got success.......yepiii....

    and uploading the sample and got to know that i can't upload mp3 ...haha


    here is the link ..

    sample.mp3 download - 2shared
     
  20. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I just happen to remember most of the stuff I read or learnt decades back ...

    But then, the above line could be a false one, and I really just study in Secondary School!
     

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