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Lets talk OHMs

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Jul 22. 1 Reply

There is an old myth about pickups and ohms.  Though I understand the misunderstanding of higher ohms equals a hotter pickup.  You take an electrical meter, measuring the ohm of a pickup, the numbers…Continue

Best Coils?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Mar 20, 2019. 1 Reply

What is the best quality coils out there? Stewmac has coils but they were too expensive, so I took a ride with cheap alternatives and was not disappointed.My findings are that coils made by…Continue

Wiring two P90s like P Bass pickups?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by ILL GREEN Feb 14, 2019. 4 Replies

Hey guys, I am starting to get my hands dirty in making my own homegrown pickups. I figured a custom CBG should have custom pickups.I decided to tackle the P90 design because thats my favorite sound…Continue

Making Useful Pickups With Neodymium

Started by David Harris. Last reply by John Mar 25, 2017. 7 Replies

I have tried a couple and they come out extremely bright and harsh.  Is there a way to warm them up?Continue

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Comment by Skeesix on March 18, 2021 at 1:35pm

Great to hear! Looking forward to seeing the video. 

Comment by ILL GREEN on March 17, 2021 at 11:01pm

Its been a while since my first post in this group, maybe 2 to 3 years ago.  But I haven't stop making pickups and I have developed my own workflow and heavily experimenting.  

Right now, I'm just building P90s for the different amps I have, attempting to harmonize them  cohesively with one another.

My latest design is the 4 pole minihumbucker sized P90, I call them the J70.  Video coming out in a couple of days stay tuned.  All out of wood...

Comment by Joe on May 14, 2020 at 3:41am

Thank you I had no idea how to do it I just knew what I wanted to do 

Comment by Skeesix on May 13, 2020 at 8:03pm

Bluegrass and Delta blues are acoustic. Just miking an acoustic guitar with a Shure SM-57 microphone should do it. Another option is to use a piezo pickup with a buffer to match the impedance between the piezo and the amplifier. Two piezos wired in series can approximate a battery powered buffer. 

Comment by Joe on May 13, 2020 at 6:10pm

Is there a type of pickup that would give the old sound that the old bluegrass and delta blues have I’d like to reproduce that sound if it’s possible 

Comment by James Conder on January 18, 2019 at 3:03pm

Thanks, Skeesix.

Comment by Skeesix on January 18, 2019 at 1:37pm

Yes, there is more of an "airier" sound to a hollow body. The reason is the vibration of the hollow body also affects the vibration of the strings. That being said, the more you crank up the pickup with distortion, the more that gets obscured.

Comment by James Conder on January 17, 2019 at 8:24pm

A general pick up question: As far as I understand, electro magnetic pick-ups only pick up the vibration of the strings.

They use electro magnetic pick-ups on hollow body guitars. So does the fact that it's hollow body make any difference to the sound in any way?

Comment by Skeesix on May 2, 2018 at 12:45pm

In my experience, it works, but the signal isn't very loud. You might be able to beef things up by using a stronger magnet, like a neodymium magnet. 

Comment by Mark Bliss on May 1, 2018 at 9:28pm

Well, there is a relationship between wire gauge, number of winds and amplitude of signal generated. 

In general, the heavier gauge wire would generate less amplitude in the signal output. That doesn't mean don't try it, interesting, and I'd like to know what you find.

But generally, the finer gauge wire might be found in solenoids and such if you are driven to scavenge.

But FWIW, a fresh pristine roll can be acquired at reasonable expense.

 

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Lets talk OHMs

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Jul 22. 1 Reply

Best Coils?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Mar 20, 2019. 1 Reply

Wiring two P90s like P Bass pickups?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by ILL GREEN Feb 14, 2019. 4 Replies

Making Useful Pickups With Neodymium

Started by David Harris. Last reply by John Mar 25, 2017. 7 Replies

Lathe turning a pickup

Started by Mr. Toad. Last reply by Mr. Toad Sep 28, 2016. 3 Replies

pre amps

Started by Mal Chilvers Sep 24, 2016. 0 Replies

New illinois guy (Geneva) Hi all

Started by Gary Ross. Last reply by Gary Ross Feb 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Soldering tips anyone?

Started by Wade. Last reply by Skeesix Aug 20, 2014. 8 Replies

hi

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Skeesix Jul 24, 2014. 1 Reply

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