#1
Ok, so i thought this would fit in here since it was about pickups. so here goes.

im in 8th and doing a report on the history of the electric guitar for a research project.
i found that the first electric guitar was the Rickenbacker Frying Pan (using a rickenbacker horsehoe magnet i think) designed by George Beauchamp. But what i wanna find out is who invented/created the first magnetic pickup. and while im asking, i think ill ask who invented the humbucker?
i was hoping someone on here would know created the first magnetic pickup. cuz i cant find it on the internet.

help me out if ya can!
#2
The humbucker was definitely invented by Seth Lover in '59 (or at least that was the first model year, since every vintage pickup is supposed to be a '59 model). As far as the first magnetic pickup, I'm not sure, but I'd guess Rickenbacker had something to do with it.

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#3
i thought there was some debate as to whether it was seth lover with the PAF or gretsch (i forget the guy's name, he was pretty famous too ) with the filtertron who invented the first successful guitar humbucker.

But according to wiki, it was invented much earlier than either of them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbucker#History
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#4
The humbucker was definitely invented by Seth Lover in '59

Nope, wrong I'm afraid. The Humbucker was actually invented by Raymond J. Butts (Well he was awarded the patent first), who later worked for Gretsch.
#5
so are you EDIT: well assuming wiki is correct, which is probably a pretty big assumption
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#7
If you want something better documented history in the same field check out the invention of the microphone - specifically the condenser mic invented in 1916 at Bell labs. Copies of the original patent can be found floating on the interwebs
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