how much juice would it take to power a pickup outside of a guitar. Say a standard strat pickup (just a single)... would a 9-volt power it or would it take more juice?
Quote by BlackVoid
Every guitar and bass forum I've visited has some people chasing some magical tone that will shoot jizzing unicorns riding on a rainbow out of their amp.
what are you trying to do exactly?

a standard strat pickup doesn't need any power to operate.. it works by picking up the vibrations of the metal strings and converting it into a small voltage, sent to your amp to be amplified

so...you don't need to power them unless they're active. but even still I'm not sure what kind of application you're thinking of using it in :/