simple homemade "flat pup style" cbg guitar pickup

See how easy it is to make a "flat pup-style" cbg pickup? No secret. Except one: I used sheep cheese cans before. If you build your own, good luck! Please find your own recipes and give it a proper name, except "Flatpup" which is my brand.

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Comment by Noisemaker59 on January 13, 2017 at 5:40am

Thanks Elmar!!

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on January 13, 2017 at 1:59am
Hi, I recall your video too :-) You solder the enamel copper wire to one connection wire, then you wind one coil; then pass the same wire to the other side and turn the other coil. At last, fix the enamel wire to the second connection wire. Some common humbuckers have split coils, therefore four wires. But talking about flatpup style, there are just two as described above.
Comment by Noisemaker59 on January 12, 2017 at 10:09pm

Can someone please tell how the wiring goes on this?? What I wonder is with the 2 coils wires from each side (start of turns & end of turns) attach where? I'd like to give this a try and a web search shows 4 wires from a humbucker going to the input jack..

Thanks for any info.
Love my Flatpup I got from Elmar several years ago....

Comment by smilingdog1 on January 8, 2017 at 1:41am

A peep into the mad scientist lab! Excellent cheese sound, still my favorite pups!

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on January 5, 2017 at 3:57am

thanks :-)

@ Erasmo: I am glad the progress is documented here on CBN.
Feb 24, 2011: first Flatpup for a 6-stringer
March 2, 2011: first 3 string Flatpup for cigar box guitars on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8bOVNoA9Gg
March 3, 2011: Flatpup were cast in epoxy. A rat-rod ghetto born guitar by Harrison Withers with one of those went to Shane Speal I think

Comment by Diglydog on January 4, 2017 at 12:25pm

Sheep's cheese can pickups, Ewe-sually found on a Baaaaaa-ritone.....

.....sorry.....

....Taxi !

Comment by Uncle John on January 3, 2017 at 9:18pm

LOL on the VERY long part.   I will get Eleanor to do it after she is done baking my cake.

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on January 3, 2017 at 8:38pm
Sheep cheese cans...Fleecetones(tm)!
Comment by 3 String Blues on January 3, 2017 at 8:22pm

What wonderful cakes you have????

My My My Grandma, what big eyes you have......

And Grandma....what Big Teeth you have........

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