The easiest pickup to build ever! - Low impedance pickup THIS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

You can with a can! Played with a knife and a wooden spoon

1)Central hole in can bottom
2) screw with insulation tape around it to hold it in place (must be isolated from can )
3)Ni magnet on top of screw
3)Drill 2 holes in side of base
4) fit 2 screws with washers and nuts
5)2.5mm copper link wire through the centre of the tranfomer
6)solder on connection to two terminals on 1:500 transformer. (AS 104)
7) connect to pre-amp or drive pedal before amp or turn up amp loud.
It's so crazy it actually works...

It's a new age,

The revolution is here!

Throw away hard to make wound pickups!

The Inductance pick up has's so simple it's crazy...

Other tested solutions:

In 2012 I tried to crack this and failed ending up inventing the Bug vibro coil, but re inspired recently by Wayfinders Blog...
...we're onto it!

Tonally awesome, no noise, so simple to build, and totally unlimited to what you can build around the concept...

Inductance the two loops system!

Now get back up off the floor lol

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Comment by The Bane on September 12, 2016 at 11:52pm

LOL, meant magnets...

Comment by The Bane on August 25, 2016 at 10:17pm

Thanks for the reply. I think I am grokking the concept for the most part. I just have no desire to buy transformers when I have so many old wall warts lying around. The next preferred option past that is winding my own, but that might be a bit adventurous currently. 

What batteries do you use on this? Not sure where to source them. A link would be great.

Thanks again,

The Bane

Comment by BUGGY (C) on August 25, 2016 at 4:54pm

one coil works but two may give more volume like a humbucker...

Comment by BUGGY (C) on August 25, 2016 at 4:52pm

the current flows through the easiest path, the can has a hole so it loops around the magnet the trick is the currrent flows through the core of the wound transformer loop 1 then the coil, loop 2 amplified it basically its a transfomer. If you look back to my bedwarmer CBG I had this working but never under stood why it worked as the magnets were on the telephone coil transformer core

The magnet is isolated with selotape, very important or it shorts and the loop one fails!

copper solid bar 5mm through the transformer coil is best, 1:500-:1:1000 the smaller needs pre-amp

so 1:750 may be a good shout.. also see my eddy currents video...for why it works

Comment by The Bane on August 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

Love this! Sounds great and aesthetically pleasing. I am currently nugging my way through the "Lace Alumitone-- How is it done?" discussion (on page 70ish). Really enjoying the discussion, experimentation and discovery!

The question I have, will the 'can bottom' pickup work with a conventional hand wound transformer?


The Bane

Comment by Tramp Guitars on June 7, 2016 at 11:40pm

Cheers bug

Comment by BUGGY (C) on June 4, 2016 at 6:05am

Thanks guys... this now makes pickup making just so very simple...

Comment by BUGGY (C) on June 4, 2016 at 6:00am

Comment by Nancy kat on June 2, 2016 at 11:48am

Cool!!!  Like that music to~~~~Meow^..^

Comment by BUGGY (C) on June 2, 2016 at 7:45am

Its easy drill 1 holes in a can bottom, two in the sides and two screws and nut and bolt a strap of copper wire through the transformer core and fit an Ni magnet isolated from the can centre by clear tape or something (mine sits on an screw with isolation tape around it) ... job done.. 5-10 mins!

As104 transformer seems the way to go 1:500 or above (but you loose some quality with 1:1000) 

simpler than eating cake..

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