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Southern Ray commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
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BrianQ. commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"I remember it, it kinda looked like a 60’s Burns with all the plastic control plates on the face? Line 6 pretty much has that modeling guit market sewn up with their Variax guitars tho? "
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the anonymous pick commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"The Volkswagen guitar i mean . "
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the anonymous pick commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Yeah . it had a good concept ,  but was  generally considered a pos . Needed some more production  tweeking me thinks ."
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BrianQ. commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"That guitar has an onboard midi interface like the iRig software?"
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the anonymous pick commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thanks guys , It's spring cleanup nowadays in most places ,    a good time to look out for washer and driers ,  Older models have a  end of cycle buzzer , usually located in the top right of the   control panel .…"
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BrianQ. commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Ray, best to use wall warts rated higher than 9 volts, the higher resistance will give a louder pickup?"
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Southern Ray commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thanks to Pick for the list. I knew of most of them, but not all. One thing to add, though. If the wall-wart doesn't have some heft to it, it likely doesn't have enough wire to do anything with."
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Southern Ray commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thank you Peter! Oh goody! I have another thing to tear apart!   "
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Peter Bryenton commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Info for BrianQ: The DC resistance of the pickup measured at the guitar's output jack socket is 7.3K ohms. The output level works very well with my Crate GT212 amp at between 3 and 4 on its gain knob. Subjectively it's loud to my…"
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BrianQ. commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Peter, did you measure the resistance of the pickup, is it loud?"
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Peter Bryenton commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"My thanks to the anonymous pick for listing potentially useful sources of small coils. When the UK allows car boot sales to re-open, I'll be rummaging through some piles of old stuff {:/)"
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the anonymous pick commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Very cool .  Vintage  electric razors ,  buzzer type door bells , some small fire bells  ,  old tattoo machines ,  aircraft headphones, wallwarts,   all have use-able  coils and parts too. lots of fun to be…"
Apr 8
Peter Bryenton commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thanks Ray. The coil which I salvaged is freely accessible inside the body of the toothbrush itself, not the one in the charger base unit. That's where I too was nearly stymied by all that potting compound resin. Then I realised that there had…"
Apr 8

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Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush

Posted on April 8, 2021 at 7:00am 15 Comments

Question: what do you do with a “wirelessly” re-charged electric toothbrush when its battery eventually dies?

Answer: salvage the tiny induction coil from inside the sealed body of the toothbrush handle. It’s ideal for making your own pickups. All it needs is a magnetic core and some patient, fine wiring work.

I glued a stack of…

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