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Comment by Ted Crocker on April 27, 2017 at 11:36am

A little late responding.

About a decade ago when I was doing a lot of experiments with pickups I came up with a very simple idea which worked as a proof of concept.  I didn't pursue it much because of my workload.  The concept is a simple one to test, all you need is a test lead with a 1/4" jack on one end & 2 alligator clips on the other and a magnet. 

Attach the clips to a guitar string on each far end of the nut and bridge, plug into an amp and hold the magnet near the string.  That's it.  I was able to get a signal to the amp.  It wasn't very strong, but audible when the amp was turned up.  My VERY STRONG charging magnets worked much better.  After that test I built a prototype with 2 strong neo bar magnets glued under the string near the nut and bridge.  I made a diddley bow, buried one wire under the fingerboard and attached to a brass nut.  The other wire was attached to a brass bridge.  Both (hidden) wires ran to the jack.

It worked!

Comment by Sanddraggin on March 24, 2012 at 11:19am

What is the design of this pup? What he said...How's it work?

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 24, 2012 at 6:00am
How's it work then?
Comment by Ted Crocker on March 1, 2011 at 8:37pm

A proof of concept of an idea for a new pickup system that doesn't use wrapped coil wire, or any coil wire.  works great!


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