Everybody knows LEDs are fun, so I figured these pickups needed some. Using clear Lexan as a base, a layer of diffusion film and some vinyl tubing, I was able to get these to light up pretty good in low light. (The pics exaggerate the effect.) My plan is to put them in a “retro-future” guitar of some kind, maybe a lap steel. I’ve also been experimenting with getting them to respond to picking the strings through an Arduino and the proof of concept is there, but I need to refine the wiring and the code. It’s probably all a bit too much for the roots purists out there, but this is pure DIY making magic to me. Check out this pic for more details.