#1
Found these lying around at my church, and I've been looking them over, and it's a wonder that they even work. It's just 2 magnets glued to the poles and then has a bunch of copper wire warped around the poles.




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#2
Make...soup?
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#3
Place in pickguard and wire up.
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#4
i figured it would be obvious, use dem bitches!
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...and I've been looking them over, and it's a wonder that they even work. It's just 2 magnets glued to the poles and then has a bunch of copper wire warped around the poles.


How did you think they worked, magic?...
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How did you think they worked, magic?...


No. When I look at the DiMarzio's I had, and my BKP pickup, it surprises me that a magnet GLUED to the poles would actually work well enough to make a noise.

They feel really cheap too. It's like the most basic pickup anyone could ever design.
#7
They're just like half a humbucker. In humbuckers the slugs are just steel attached to a bar magnet, as opposed to the magnetic polepieces of normal single coils.
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#8
Sorry, can't talk about pickups. Looking at the Mauser in the background.
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They're just like half a humbucker. In humbuckers the slugs are just steel attached to a bar magnet, as opposed to the magnetic polepieces of normal single coils.

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Plenty of cheap single coils are just a bar magnet touching the polepieces. It doesn't really matter, as long as they're touching it'll work, and even if its not it will still work, all Dimarzio Airbuckers work like this, the magnet doesn't directly touch the polepieces, so they have reduced output and string pull. Plus they sound cool
#12
Oh, so most pickups just have a magnet glued to the pole pieces? I thought there was a little bit more to it than that. The only thing that feels of quality is the tape around the copper windings.

Is there any way to make these like....high output single coils?
#13
not really, unless you have a way to overwind the coils.
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#14
You could replace the magnets with stronger ones, but that'll change the sound entirely.
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