Hey... long time member, infrequent commenter here. Some time ago,I read an entry about mounting a 3 pole pickup under the sound board and then placing three small (3/16?) magnets on top of the soundboard and over the poles as a way to extend the magnet field. I also recently noted a Dave Lynas build where he apparently mounted a flatpup under the soundboard with success. I am very interested in these approaches,and any information or guidance in this area would be appreciated  Thanks

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Comment by the anonymous pick on March 17, 2019 at 4:41pm

typo;  2/4  inch thick " 1/4 inch thick ." 

Comment by Paul Craig on March 17, 2019 at 3:54pm

Drilling small holes in the top(the size of the pickup poles) just over the pickup poles will help much and the small holes won't be big enough to be a eye sore.

Comment by Wade on March 17, 2019 at 11:50am

Experimenting and discovery can be one of the most rewarding parts of building. I have a fretless CBG I built in a few hours and use it to try new things before I put it into a serious build.

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 15, 2019 at 11:51am

LOL.  It's good  posted here . i just copied and pasted  it  here too . ignore the  "not sure why you posted this here"  on this one . ;-)

Comment by Terry Brennan on March 15, 2019 at 11:37am

Thanks pick. Realized I sent it to you after posting. Will try to send it to general forum. Big yourself up- love your builds!

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 15, 2019 at 11:29am

Hi Terry , not sure why you posted this here  , but . ill answer your question .  The magnets are not needed if the strings are close enough to the pickup underneath . and a mag pickup WILL  still read strings through wood even 2/4  inch thick .The trick is to leave a small space so the pickup is not touching the lid . other wise you may get a micropHonic  / piezoish sound .  your tone may still be a bit "muddy " but some folks like muddy . 

  hope thAt helps .

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