I am not wanting to derail Rock's thread, but if you are wanting to make your own pickups as a cost saving measure I would offer that it's definitely possible at a larger scale. For just a pickup or two I do not believe that you will reap enough savings to make it worthwhile. If your motivation also includes wanting to learn how to make your own pickups then it's a worthwhile endeavor. That being said you *could* wind your own pickups by hand (e.g. without investing in a DIY winder) and save money, but it would be a LOT of work. I live in Littleton and would be happy to hook up with you and give you the tour of my limited experience with pickup design and manufacturing, but be aware that I focus on low impedance designs and build my own electronics (e.g. preamps, etc) from scratch.