#1
Does anyone know where i can find information about making my own strings and pickups? If possible, i'd like information regarding both bass and guitar strings/pickups.

If someone can help me out, it will be highly appreciated!
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#2
type pickup building in google and you'll find plenty of results. as for the strings, i've never heard you make them yourself...
#3
Good luck trying to make your own strings! Unless you're able to consitently heat up the raw material to 1000F, you won't be able to make your own strings. You could always try and make some out of wool though
#4
Quote by razordimeback
type pickup building in google and you'll find plenty of results. as for the strings, i've never heard you make them yourself...


Oh, duh, i forgot they grow naturally...

BTW, searched "pickup building" and "guitar pickup building" and found nothing.

Quote by Crazy Drummer69
Good luck trying to make your own strings! Unless you're able to consitently heat up the raw material to 1000F, you won't be able to make your own strings. You could always try and make some out of wool though


If you can't make your own strings, how are extended range basses in production? The lowest string (C#, 18Hz) is .200. Admittedly, i may not have the tools needed to make my own strings, but it was just a thought anyway.
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Last edited by PenumbralFigure at Jun 4, 2006,
#5
http://www.ampge.com/
http://galileo.spaceports.com/~fishbake/
http://designed2wind.alphalink.com.au/
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/elec...onstruction.txt
http://members.lycos.nl/ajgp/pickups.html
http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/pickups.htm
http://europa.spaceports.com/~fishbake/buck/humbuck.htm
http://pickups.myonlinesite.com/programs.php
http://www.diyhappy.com/how-to-make-...arbass-pickup/
http://www.robkidd.homestead.com/PickupWinding.html
http://skguitar.com/
http://home.zonnet.nl/wilmaremy/makingpups.html

For the pickup building.

And in regards too making your own strings.....Don't. Only evenly wound strings will vibrate evenly and cleanly, also the the more precisley the wire is wound around the core, the better the harmonics are. Not to mention the cost.
#6
Quote by dave293
And in regards too making your own strings.....Don't. Only evenly wound strings will vibrate evenly and cleanly, also the the more precisley the wire is wound around the core, the better the harmonics are. Not to mention the cost.


I kinda figured it would be easier to buy them. Oh well. Thanks for the links!
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