Constructing your own pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Blackmag+c, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Blackmag+c


    Feb 1, 2007
    I constructed my first bass a couple of years ago. Just recently I have pondered upon the question of pickups. I would really like to attempt to contruct my own.

    Has anyone done this. If so, can you post some sound clips possibly?
  2. jworrellbass

    jworrellbass Commercial User

    May 17, 2009
    Colorado Springs CO
    Owner, builder: jworrellbass
    I don't have any sound clips of my pups. I can tell you it can be very frustrating, but it's greatly rewarding when you are done. I built my own winder, it's a Flintstone type, but it works. I used a large calculater, by pressing 1 + 1 = you will get 2,3,4,5 ect. every time you hit the = sign. I glued a piece of wood to the = sign and when the hand crank comes around it hits it. I can do 100 rpms by hand. The wire is 43 gague and it breaks very easy. I use a tensioner on a draw pull to move it back and forward with screws on the ends for stops. The wire goes though the tensioner with a piece of felt.
  3. svirfnebli


    Mar 16, 2008
  4. Blackmag+c


    Feb 1, 2007
    Ok, awesome tips. Thanks fellas.
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