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Zero Magnet Pup's at NAMM

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Luthier Atlanta, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    From the article...."Once the printed coils are assembled and the magnets matched, the preamp filters and boosts the signal to match the curves shown here."

    They do have magnets and according to the article the output is so low and sound so dry it takes an on board modeling preamp to sound decent. Hummmm...

  2. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Why start a second thread with the same misleading title?
  3. Any inductive pickup will have to have magnets. That's the way the physics work. There are other technologies that don't utilize coils, such as piezo pressure transducers, optical pickups and microphones, but this pickup design does not fall into any of these categories. It's still an inductive pickup, they've just printed the coils instead of winding them with wire.