Not building anthing at the momement, but I made my first pick-ups (magnetic) over 40 years ago and fitted them on a really nasty cheap accoustic; never managed to equal the sound I got through an ancient Philips 150W Valve amp (one of the valves was shot - but what a 'heavy metal' distortion!)
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