• Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup for Sound Hole Magnetic Preamp EQ Equalizer Tuner

    High quality guitar pickup, with an extra mini collar type microphone and free floating volume controller,can play while singing. Tuner & Metronome. Guitar Effect Pedals. Guitar/ Bass Strap. String Tuning Pegs.
    AU $25.37
    Was: Previous priceAU $26.99
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  • 3 Guitar Pickup Piezo Transducer for Acoustic Guitar Ukulele Violin Mandolin NEW

    Suitable for acoustic musical instrument, guitar, ukulele, violin, Mandolin Banjo etc. Guitar Effect Pedals. Guitar/ Bass Strap. Violin & Accessories. String Tuning Pegs. Guitar Bridge,Nut,Saddle. Other Instruments.
    AU $9.89
    Was: Previous priceAU $10.99
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  • Bare Knuckle Black Dog 6 string Bridge pickup

    This is great pick with a lot of guts and gain and well suited for rock(wouldn't recommend it for metal). The wings on the base have been cut back due to it not fitting in my guitar. I assure you that it does not affect the sound in any way.
    AU $130.00
    Free postage
  • 2x Humbucker Guitar Pickup Height Screws with Spring • USA Thread #3-48 • Nickel

    Screws / Nuts / Springs. Fret Wire. String Trees / Ferrules. Wire / Cable. Humbucker Guitar Pickup Height Screws w Spring • USA Thread 3-48 x 1-1/4 • Nickel. 2 x nickel screws with springs for humbucker pickup height adjustment.
    AU $1.90
    AU $3.20 postage
  • Dimazio Chopper Pickup

    Louder, with more heft in the mids and low-end, it still maintains the kick and high end of true single coils. The Chopper works hard as a strong bridge pickup to pump your amp's front-end. Dimazio Chopper.
    AU $50.00
    AU $8.00 postage
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  • Belcat SH-80 Humbucker Soundhole Pickup w/Active Power Jack for Acoustic Guitar

    Individual string balance adjustment screws. Strap end-pin jack. Belcat is an OEM manufacturer that has developed a new product line with their own name on it. Their pedals are well built and produce an extremely clean sound.
    AU $26.91
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  • 5pcs Piezoelectric Amplifiers Discs Electronic Components 27mm Ceramic Piezo

    5pcs Piezoelectric Amplifiers Discs 27mm Diameter Copper Ceramic Piezos. Note: ve and -ve wires will need to be soldered to ceramic and copper part of discs. Suitable for installing in cigar box guitars, foot stompers and other diy electronic projects.
    AU $6.90
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    Trending at AU $7.16
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    68 sold
  • EMG EMG-SA Single Coil Active Guitar Pickup Set Black Set of 3 sets SA Pickups

    The EMG SA Set is a favorite of David Gilmour and Steve Lukather, for good reason: greater versatility. You also get essential accessories with the EMG SA Set. They have never been installed. Come with everything pictured which is what you need for a full fresh install.
    AU $250.00
    Free postage
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  • Neewer Acoustic 5-Band EQ Equalizer Guitar Preamp Piezo Pickup Tuner

    Neewer Acoustic 5-Band EQ Equalizer Guitar Preamp Piezo Pickup Tuner with LCD Display. Neewer Acoustic 5-Band EQ Equalizer Guitar Preamp Piezo Pickup Tuner allows you to adjust the tone easily and provides accurate tuning.
    AU $18.95
    Free postage
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  • Adeline AD-88 Handmade Classical Pickup for Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin & Violin

    Acoustic guitar, UKULELE guitar, Mandolin, violin, and any other box-vocals. AD-88 is a handmade classical pickup, with the construction of wood material. available to carry around. Applicable scope: Classic guitar, Flamenco guitar.
    AU $42.42
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  • EMG EMG-KFK Signature Kerry King 81 / 85 Humbucker Set Black

    Although this humbucker pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end.
    AU $360.00
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  • Fishman 4-Band EQ Equalizer Acoustic Guitar Pickup Guitar Tuner Black Color OK

    Features:4-band equalizer, rotate bass/middle/treble to adjust volume frequency.With phase and tuner function.Tone and volume control.LED for battery check, replace battery when Batt lights.Built-in microphone with mic blend level control.Description:Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access.Powered by a 9V battery (not included).Best choice for music fans who love guitar.Specifications:Brand name: FISHMANModel: Fishman 301Color: blackSize: 80*53*53mmPackage Included:1 x 4 Band EQ Equalizer1 x End Pin Jack4 x Mounting Screws2 x Mounting Brackets1 x User Manual (English)Notes:1. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. We guarantee the style is the same as shown in the pictures.2. .
    AU $29.97
    Free postage
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  • Black And Cream Guitar Neck & Bridge Humbucker Pickups & Surrounds

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration. These are brand new and have never been installed and are in excellent condition Complete With Neck & Bridge Surrounds These are excellent value alternative humbuckers Will fit most guitar as a direct replacement They feature solid nickel pole pieces. Fully wax potted and sealed. Pair open humbucker pickups DC Resistance:NECK:8K BRIDGE:15K Pickup Pole Spacing:50 mm/52mm Package content: 1 x Pair open humbucker pickups Brand Yibuy MPN TY69453 UPC 841870164306 EAN 0841870164306 Classification101 upsku10101170.
    AU $17.30
    Free postage
  • Belcat SW400 + R1 Wireless Magnetic Sound Hole Pickup System for Acoustic Guitar

    Belcat SW-400 / R-1 Wireless Dual Magnetic Sound Hole Pickup System. SW-400 UHF wireless acoustic sound hole dual pickup / transmitter w/EQ & controls. The SW-400 is designed for STEEL STRINGED acoustic instruments only.
    AU $129.50
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  • Cherub WCP-55 Pickup, 1/4 Inch Plug, Clip-on Pickup For Ukulele Mandolin SAX

    The Cherub WCP-55 Standard Pickup for Tuner is designed specifically for orchestra and band instruments to improve acoustic tuning. For stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass), the Cherub WCP-55 pickup can be clipped onto the bridge or any part of the instrument to pick up the sound.
    AU $9.90
    AU $3.80 postage
  • 3-pole 4.3K Pre-wired 3 String Bass Pickup&Input Jack for Cigar Box Guitar BQLZR

    Feature: 1.Every product has a unique Manufacturing Part Number label on the inner package that proves it has been qualified,which include Part Number,Model Number and inspection date information; 2.If you have any questions about the item,please provide us the Manufacturing Part Number for checking,your profits will be guaranteed. 3.Rated at 4.3KOhms resistance for that nice growling tone 4.a good replacemet for cigar box guitars. 5.Pre-wired electric guitar pickup harness for 3-string instruments Speicification: Color:wooden Material:Maple,magnet Wire length:40cm Hole diameter: 6.35 mm The distance between sound point:10mm Resistance:4.3k.
    AU $12.31
    Trending at AU $12.73
    AU $3.50 postage
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  • BASS GUITAR PICKUPS FOR 4 STRING BASS

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration The world's most popular humbucker.Provides slammin'output while retaining singing highs,aggressive harmonics and just the right blend of sustain and distortion.Goes from sweet warm tones to raw rock 'n' roll.Compared to the SH-14 custom 5,the JB has a stronger treble detail.Some players use it with 250K pots to smooth out the highs.Comes with four-conductor hookup cable Nickel or gold-plated cover.Trembucker.4-string version. Available in matched set of SH-4 JB model bridge and SH-2n Jazz model neck Resistance:8.06K Color:Black Dimension of Pickup:2.25 x1.1 x 0.6inch Package Include:.
    AU $12.12
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  • Seymour Duncan alnico pro II

    Great condition, used for a few years in just one guitar, installed and removed professionally
    AU $199.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • DIMARZIO 36TH ANNIVERSARY - CREAM ( BRIDGE + NECK PICKUP) FOR LES PAUL TYPE

    SUITED FOR LES PAUL OR SG, PRS STRING SPACED GUITARS WITHOUT TREMOLO. MODEL : DP 223CR - BRIDGE. DP 103CR - NECK.
    AU $250.00
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  • GFS P-90 Size HUMBUCKER (Neck) - BLACK - Vintage

    From the GFS product page Regards.
    AU $48.00
    Free postage
  • Electric Guitar Vintage Humbucker pickups For Electric Guitar

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration A pair pickup is ideally suited for the BRIDGE and NECK positions Compatible with electric guitar These are excellent quality pickups These are deigned to duplicate that classic warm sound yet they have slightly more output to give you a bit more crunch for the punch These are triple wax dipped and vacuum sealed to eliminate any unwanted feedback and noise. Each pickup includes height adjusting screws and springs The Neck pickup is rated at 12K and the Bridge pickup is at 12K Pole spacing is 52mm on the bridge pickups and 50mm on the neck pickups.
    AU $19.45
    Trending at AU $19.82
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  • Acoustic Guitar Preamp 5-Band EQ Equalizer Pickup Tuner

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration. With this preamp,you spend less time tweaking controls and more time playing Instead of just an switch,the tone shaper features an actual loudness contour control so that you can precisely determine the level of the contour and get the right sound A phase switch provides additional feedback control by allowing the phase of the pickup to be reversed in relation to the phase of the amplification speakers 5-band tone controls (BASS,MIDD.L,MIDD.H,TREBLE,PRESENCE) for all guitarists looking to improve their sound Powered by 6F22 DC 9V battery Bass:± 12dB Midd 1/2:± 12dB .
    AU $21.03
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  • Tonerider Classic Blues Pickup set for Stratocaster DEMO SET - 99c Auction

    The grey fibreboard flatwork completes the 60's look. The famous "Greybottom" tone, look and feel has never been easier to get. Tonerider Classic Blues Pickup Set - For Stratocaster. The mid pickup is reverse wound for hum-cancelling operation in positions 2 and 4, and the set features a calibrated wind for better volume balance across all 5 positions.
    AU $36.00
    13 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 1 Dec at 20:56 AEDST5d 22h
  • Black Guitar Neck and Bridge Humbucker Pickups & Surrounds

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration These are brand new and have never been installed and are in excellent condition Complete With Neck & Bridge Surrounds These are excellent value LP alternative humbuckers Will fit most guitar as a direct replacement They feature solid nickel pole pieces. Fully wax potted and sealed. Sound board sensitive, double coil magnetic pickup Face Plate included DC Resistance: NECK:11K BRIDGE:12K Face Plate Dimension: 9cm(L)*4.5cm (W)*0.9cm (H) Pickup Dimension: 7.2cm(L)*3.5cm (W)*1.9cm (H) Pickup Pole Spacing: 50 mm / 52mm .
    AU $15.22
    Free postage
  • 12 Hole Sound Pickup Microphone Wire Amplifier Speaker for Acoustic Guitar Black

    1x 12 Holes Sound Pickup. It is perfect for most acoustic guitars. Mini appearance, with black metal material. High quality, good durability. Padded clip guards against damaging to your guitar. Color: Black.
    AU $14.00
    Free postage
    22 sold
  • Belcat SW200 + R1 Wireless Magnetic Sound Hole Pickup System for Acoustic Guitar

    Belcat SW-200 GOLD / R-1 Wireless Dual Magnetic Sound Hole Pickup System. SW-200 GOLD UHF wireless acoustic sound hole dual pickup / transmitter w/EQ & controls. The SW-200 GOLD is designed for STEEL STRINGED acoustic instruments only.
    AU $133.20
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  • New Acoustic Guitar Pickup Piezo Transducer For Guitar Violin Ukulele OK

    Fit for most string music instruments such as guitar ,violin ,mandolin etc. Applicable instument: guitar, violin, ukulele, mandolin. 1 x Guitar Pickup. OR, you may choose to have a replacement. We will reply you ASAP.
    AU $7.62
    Trending at AU $7.88
    Free postage
    52 sold
  • Tonerider Classic Blues Pickup set for Stratocaster. Free Post!

    The grey fibreboard flatwork completes the 60's look. The famous "Greybottom" tone, look and feel has never been easier to get. The mid pickup is reverse wound for hum-cancelling operation in positions 2 and 4, and the set features a calibrated wind for better volume balance across all 5 positions.
    AU $149.00
    Free postage
    12 sold
  • Bare Knuckle Aftermath 6 string bridge

    This is a great clear, metal pickup. The wings on the plate are bent down due to it not fitting in my guitar. I assure you that does not affect the sound in any way.
    AU $130.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • Seymour Duncan vintage JB pickup

    Old JB with nickel cover.. road worn and high mojo factor. Plenty of lead. Works correctly. "Buy it now" price INCLUDES POST in Australia.
    AU $68.00
    4 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 26 Nov at 18:31 AEDST19h 46m
  • Cigar Box Piezo Guitar Pickup With Volume Control, Australian made. Uke, Cello

    Cigar box, Piezo guitar pickup with 250 ohm volume control. Extra long 300mm Socket wire and piezo wire. Includes Volume knob and mounting hardware. Proudly Australian Made.
    AU $16.95
    Free postage
    258 sold
  • Pre-wired Pickups Guitar Ukulele Mandolin Instrument Pickup Piezo Transducer

    Feature: 1.Every product has a unique Manufacturing Part Number label on the inner package that proves it has been qualified,which include Part Number,Model Number and inspection date information; 2.If you have any questions about the item,please provide us the Manufacturing Part Number for checking,your profits will be guaranteed. 3.It is made of metal and plastic. 4.Pre-wired, No Soldering Required Installation. 5.Pickup senses the microvibrations of a soundboard. 6.Fit for guitar,violin,mandolin. Remove the plastic film from the back of the transducer to expose the adhesive. Color:Red and Black Brand name: YIBUY Material: Metal and plastic.
    AU $12.18
    Free postage
    61 sold
  • Humbucker Guitar Pickup Mounting Rings for Epiphone • Slanted • Black

    Covers / Plates / Rings. Black plastic humbucker pickup mounting rings for Epiphone® guitars, slanted with flat bottom. Set of 2 (High/Low). Colour Black. To Fit Electric Guitar. Mounting Screw Hole Spacing 83.3mm x 36.7mm.
    AU $6.50
    AU $3.20 postage
    18 sold
  • Stratocaster/Strat Fully Loaded Pickguard - Vintage 60's Pickups - SUIT FENDER

    The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity (RW/RP) for noise cancelling in switch positions 2 and 4. IT'S DESIGNED TO BE A DIRECT REPLACEMENT/UPGRADE FOR FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITARS. IT WOULD ALSO BE AN EXCELLENT SETUP FOR YOUR PROJECT STRAT, WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK!
    AU $125.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Entwistle Dark Star-B - Humbucker Pickup (Ceramic) Bridge

    It's a power pickup that still has loads of character and tone and is perfect for heavy metal and high energy rock. EX Style Guitar Kits. Hollow Body Kits. Dark Star. Hardware Upgrades. Pole Spacing (1st to 6th centres) – 52.5mm.
    AU $41.45
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    11 sold
  • 2 x Flat METAL Humbucker Pickup Frame Cover Plate BLACK

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration. It is a very elegant item,sure to enhance the appearance of any electric,but be aware of its limitations.
    AU $9.52
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  • Gibson 57 Classic Pickup

    Here we have a Gibson 57 classic bridge pickup in full working order with that classic tone, has plenty of braided wire. Shipping worldwide.
    AU $65.00
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    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending 28 Nov at 11:02 AEDST2d 12h
  • GIBSON STYLE TRUSS ROD COVER

    BLACK AND WHITE BELL SHAPED LP TRUSS ROD COVER WITH SCREWS. I am as passionate about guitars and music as you are. I cant resolve a problem if i dont know about it.
    AU $1.80
    AU $2.50 postage
    110 sold
  • Tonerider Hot Classics Pickup set for Telecaster (Staggered Pole Pieces)

    A grounded full size copper plated baseplate and black string wrap adds to the tone and completes the look and feel. Loud, spanky, complex with a clear bass and strong mids. RWRP for hum-cancelling in notch positions.
    AU $120.00
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  • Rosewood Magnetic Dual Coil Soundhole Pickup with Microphone for Acoustic Guitar

    Note: The color of the item may vary slightly due to photography and your own computerMaterial: Rosewood MetalColor: Wood ColorLength:100mm/3.94''Width:27mm/1.06''Thickness:37mm/1.46''Total Size:100x27x37mm/3.94x1.06x1.46''(LxWxT)Length of the line:About 750mm/29.53''Inner diameter of the Output terminal:6.3mm/0.25''Output terminal size:62.5x 16.8mm/2.46x0.66''(LxDia)Microphone Length"156mm/6.14''Total weight:163gFeature:1. It is simple to installate,and convenient to disassemble.2. Do not influenced by other sound,the perfect embodiment of the acoustic guitar.3.High output volume, with heavy vigorous voice.4.Magnetic effect magnet configuration -- Magnetic transducer captures vibrations q.
    AU $44.47
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  • 5 Band Acoustic Electric Guitar Preamplifier EQ Equalizer Pickup Tuner+MIC Kits

    This guitar pick-up can help you convert the quiver of string to electric signal. 1 5 Band EQ Equalizer. Pickup Dimensions: Approx. 9.8 5.5 cm. 1 Piezo Pickup Line. 1 Microphone. Note: The real color of the item may be slightly different from the pictures shown on website caused by many factors such as brightness of your monitor and light brightness.
    AU $15.59
    From China
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  • Bare Knuckle Painkiller 6 string Bridge Humbucker pickup

    This is by far the clearest passive metal pickup I've ever played(and iv played a few), even in a muddy guitar. The wings on the plate have been bent back due to it not fitting in my guitar but i assure you that it does not effect the sound in any way and you won't be able to see once it is installed.
    AU $130.00
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  • Chrome Coil Humbucker Pickups Neck & Bridge For LP Electric Guitar Pickups S#

       Features: Made of high quality material,it is durable enough. Exquisite workmanship,testing is fine. Each pickup includes height adjusting screws and springs. Suitable for most electric guitar. Great for replacement,best choice for you. Specifications: Material: metal,plastic Size: 9*4.5*1.
    AU $13.09
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  • [Never Used] EMG 57-66 Humbucker set - standard spacing - brushed chrome

    EMG 57 and EMG 66 Active humbucker - STANDARD SPACING.
    AU $260.00
    AU $10.00 postage
  • NEW DiMarzio DP224 Andy Timmons AT-1™ F-Spaced Pickup

    He has great touch, phrasing, and tone. Since 2001, he has been playing a DiMarzio® custom bridge humbucker that has only been available on his signature Ibanez® guitar, and it has been his first-line pickup ever since.
    AU $139.00
    Free postage
  • Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker TB-4 Pickup

    Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker with Trembucker spacing. Great condition with plenty of cable left, trembucker spacing.
    AU $90.00
    AU $10.00 postage
  • New Guitar Parts HB Mounting Ring, Flat, Neck - Ivory

    New Guitar Parts Build a Steel String Guitar. Humbucker mounting ring. New Guitar Parts Build a Classical Guitar. New Guitar Parts Budget Acoustic Guitar Bridge. New Guitar Parts Bell Knobs 4pc - Black.
    AU $3.95
    Free postage
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Guitar Pickups

It may sound surprising, but electric guitars are actually very quiet. They are so quiet that if it weren't for guitar pickups, you wouldn't be able to hear them. Luckily, the combination of electronic pickups and easy amplification have made it so that not only can you hear an electric guitar, but it's also capable of putting out an awful lot of sound.

Electric Guitar Basics

The key to understanding electric guitars starts with the fact that the strings are made of steel. That may appear odd at first thought, but it's a key factor in how pickups work. Electric guitar pickups project a magnetic field around the guitar. As the strings vibrate in the magnetic field, they generate electric currents, which the pickups then read and feed to the amplifier. If the strings weren't made of steel, there would be no electric current to read and thus nothing to amplify.

Single Coil

First, there were single coil guitar pickups ; as the name implies these pickups feature a single wire coil to generate a single magnetic field. They are nice and sensitive, and produce a bright clear sound that's easy to pick out from among other instruments. Unfortunately, that sensitivity means they also pick up interference, including the occasional hum from mains electricity. Still, many guitarists swear by the sound.

Humbuckers

The advantage of humbucker guitar pickups is that they "buck," or eliminate the hum. By using two opposed coils, these pickups can cancel out interference so all you get is the signal from the strings. They give you a thicker, louder sound than single coils.

Piezo Pickups

Unlike traditional magnetic pickups, piezoelectric pickups respond mechanically to the vibration of the strings so they don't need a steel core. They do, however, need a preamp, as the voltage they produce is much weaker. While popular for those looking to emulate an acoustic guitar, they are not as popular overall. One reason is the dynamic range: Piezo pickups respond exponentially where magnetic pickups are linear. It's just enough of a change to put many musicians off.

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