• 3 Guitar Pickup Piezo Transducer for Acoustic Guitar Ukulele Violin Mandolin NEW

    1 Take the plastic film down from the back of transducer to expose the adhesive. 2 Place the transducer through the sound hole to the lower part of the front body where the guitar produces the best tonal response.
    AU $13.75
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    334 sold
  • Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup for Sound Hole Magnetic Preamp EQ Equalizer Tuner

    Guitar Effect Pedals. Guitar/ Bass Strap. String Tuning Pegs. Guitar Bridge,Nut,Saddle. Piano & Accessories. Guitar Knobs, Jacks, Switches. Simply clip it across the soundhole and plug the jack in and it`ll be ready to jam.
    AU $27.54
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    134 sold
  • Fishman 4 Band 301 EQ Tuner Piezo Mic Presys Blend Acoustic Guitar Pickup Preamp

    Classic Fishman Presys Blender. Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free, plug and play installation. 1 4 Band EQ Equalizer. Built-in tuner with LED display. With phase and tuner function.
    AU $22.32
    Was: Previous priceAU $23.49
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    54 sold
  • Fender Squire Stratocaster Alnico V 60's Style Pickups. Can post at buyers cost

    The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity (RW/RP) for noise cancelling in switch positions 2 and 4. The bridge pickup is a little over-wound with plenty of drive. These sound really very nice, clear and articulate.
    AU $152.50
    13 bidsEnding Saturday at 10:20 AEST2d 22hLocal pickup
  • Bare Knuckle Abraxas Bridge Humbucker - Brushed Nickel

    BAREKNUCKLE ABRAXAS Bridge Humbucker. 2 conductor, regular spacing, long leg, brushed nickel cover with gold pole screws, gold screws and springs.
    AU $185.00
    AU $8.50 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 $20.99
    Free postage
    110 sold
  • 4 Band Acoustic Guitar Fishman Classic 4 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Preamp Pickups

    Tones; the real of harmonics and acoustic string sound. Lower the Brilliance slider can help to wolluce. nasal quality, similar to an electric guitar tone. Output Impedance Less than 3.5 k Ohm. (E.g. you brought wrong model or wrong color).
    AU $29.73
    Was: Previous priceAU $31.29
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  • P90Hx Kinman Zero hum

    AU $140.00
    Free postage
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  • New listingFender Telecaster USA "Pure Vintage '64" Pickup Set - Free Delivery

    Leads are all cloth pushback hookup wire. Bridge pickup has a copper base plate.
    AU $159.00
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  • New listingTelecaster neck template - 12mm MDF

    Made from 12mm MDF. Includes pilot holes for tuners. Width at heel - 57mm. and the nut channel location.
    AU $35.00
    Free postage
  • 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 Unbranded MPN TY69453 UPC 841870164306 EAN 0841870164306.
    AU $18.96
    Trending at AU $19.60eBay determines this price through a machine-learned model of the product's sale prices within the last 90 days.
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  • New Piezo Contact Microphone Pickup Eliminate External Sounds

    Note: The color of the item may vary slightly due to photography and your own computer Features: Contact microphones pick up sound by being in direct contact with the sound source It fit for guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, ukulele, viola, cello,erhu Can eliminate interfering external sounds and do not influenced by sound reflections from nearby objects It comes with double sided tape and self adhesive for multiple mounting options Just plug it into your amp, bass amp or other recording equipment Specifications: Color: Black Length: 80cm/31.5" Weight: 33g Package included: .
    AU $7.46
    Free postage
    41 sold
  • Electric Guitar pickups set of 3 Single Coil 48/50/52mm

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration This pickup has full tone color, stable sustain effect, keeps sound clarity Moderate output power, perfectly match with most bridge style pickup It is harmonious, let the music goes under your fingers control With strong magnification With connecting wire at dual ends Cable length: approx. 12 cm Magnet:ceramic Resistance: approx. 6.38k / 6.2k / 6.17k Pickup Pole Spacing: 48mm/ 50 mm / 52mm Two Hole Space approx: 78mm Package Included:.
    AU $14.81
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    Free postage
    37 sold
  • LACE Chrome Dome ( LACE GOLD) Stratocaster Neck Pickup

    AU $13.50
    3 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 26 Aug at 13:27 AEST4d 1h
  • Cigar Box Piezo Guitar Pickup With Volume Control, Australian made. Uke, Cello

    It will need to be removed before use. Extra long 300mm Socket wire and piezo wire.
    AU $15.95
    Trending at AU $16.16eBay determines this price through a machine-learned model of the product's sale prices within the last 90 days.
    Free postage
    327 sold
  • EMG Het Set, Brushed Black Chrome, 6 string bridge & neck pickups,James Hetfield

    I have here a used EMG Het Set, in excellent condition with everything to install straight into your guitar. Comes with everything pictured. They are Brushed black color. Thanks for looking.
    AU $250.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending Thursday at 18:35 AEST1d 6h
  • Artist BullBucker Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set - Black - New

    About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Set - Black. Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Neck - Black. All Artist Bullbucker humbuckers with four-conductor hookup wires incorporate a standard wire color code.
    AU $65.00
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  • Texas Special Neck Pickup

    AU $34.00
    4 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending Saturday at 18:10 AEST3d 6h
  • 3 String Bass Pickup with Input Jack for Cigar Box Guitar

    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 $14.73
    Ending Today at 12:32 AEST56m 17s
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  • Seymour Duncan  Hot Rails Lead for Strat Guitar Bridge Pickup Black

    Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Bridge Pickup. A very Sweet High Output Bridge pickup.
    AU $20.50
    4 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending Saturday at 17:14 AEST3d 5h
  • New listingSeymour Duncan - Antiquity Texas Hot Strat Custom - Bridge - New

    About this Seymour Duncan - Antiquity Strat Texas Hot Custom - Bridge. Single notes sound robust and chords are harmonically rich. Model :- Antiquity Texas Hot Strat - Bridge. Cable :- Cloth Push-Back.
    AU $129.00
    Was: Previous priceAU $179.00
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  • dimarzio pickups Gravity Storm Neck And Bridge Pickup Will Not Separate Like New

    dimarzio pickups Gravity Storm Neck And Bridge Pickup Will Not Separate Like New. Condition is Used. Sent with Australia Post Pre-Paid Parcel Post Satchel 3kg.
    AU $220.00
    AU $13.80 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Electric Guitar Bridge & Neck Humbucker Pickup Set of 2 Silver

    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.Zinc alloy material, ceramic magnet,double coil wiring. 4.With silver pickup covers,without any frame. 5.Completely balanced coil configuration that produces 7.2/15K great resistance 6.Bridge & Neck Humbucker Pickup for Electric Guitar Specifications Color:Silver,Brass color Material:zinc alloy Magnet: ceramic.
    AU $24.03
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  • dimarzio chopper

    Dimarzio chopper pickup for a strat
    AU $90.00
    AU $10.00 postage
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  • Stratocaster/Strat Fully Loaded HH Pickguard - Alnico V Humbuckers - SUIT FENDER

    These sound fantastic with excellent clarity and plenty of drive with the Alnico magnets. They're perfect for rock and blues. IT WOULD ALSO BE AN EXCELLENT SETUP FOR YOUR PROJECT STRAT, WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK!
    AU $85.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Rio Grande Muy Grande Fender P Precision bass pickup

    Muy Grande bass pickup by Rio Grande. Hot, but dynamic P Bass sound. Perfect condition.
    AU $60.00
    0 bids
    AU $14.00 postage
    Ending 26 Aug at 20:40 AEST4d 9h
  • 2x Humbucker Guitar Pickup Height Screws with Spring • USA Thread #3-48 • Nickel

    Humbucker Guitar Pickup Height Screws w Spring • USA Thread 3-48 x 1-1/4 • Nickel. Screws / Nuts / Springs. String Trees / Ferrules. Fret Wire. Wire / Cable. To Fit Electric Guitar. Colour Nickel. Thread #3-48.
    AU $1.90
    AU $3.50 postage
    29 sold
  • 27MM Guitar Pickup Piezo Transducer Prewired Amplifier With 6.35MM Output J T1T4

    This is a pre-wired, pre-soldered piezo and jack harness which make it easy for you. All you have to do is to attach the piezo in or on your build, drill a hole and mount the jack. Then you're done!
  • Acoustic Piezo Contact Microphone Pickup For Guitar Violin Banjo Mandolin Ukulel

    It applies to folk, classical guitar and ukulele and so on. Without power, easy to install, cheap, pickup effect class ! Included: 1 x Pickup. If item is defective after 3 months, you can still send it back to us.
    AU $3.35
    From China
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  • Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Black Humbucker Bridge Guitar Pickup 11102-13-B

    The archetype hot-rodded humbucker for over 35years. With the Seymour Duncan Humbucker you get the best of both worlds: from sweet warm tones to raw rock-and-roll. The world's most popular humbucker.
    AU $145.00
    Trending at AU $147.05eBay determines this price through a machine-learned model of the product's sale prices within the last 90 days.
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    10 sold
  • Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Passive Pickup

    I have for sale a Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Bridge pickup. It’s brand new in an unopened package. Thanks
    AU $79.00
    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. Fits most steel string acoustic sound holes (94 ⁓ 105mm). The guitar is NOT included and is shown for illustrative purposes only. R-1 UHF wireless receiver w/1/4” plug (plugs into amp input).
    AU $129.50
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    Was: Previous priceAU $185.00
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  • New Stratocaster/Strat Loaded Pickguard - QUALITY ALNICO V Pickups - SUIT FENDER

    The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity (RW/RP) for noise cancelling in switch positions 2 and 4. The bridge pickup is a little over-wound with plenty of drive. These sound really very nice, clear and articulate.
    AU $85.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Humbucker Guitar Pickup to Single Coil Conversion Ring • Black

    Fret Wire. Black plastic humbucker to single coil pickup conversion ring. Bridge Parts. String Trees / Ferrules. Strap Buttons / Locks. Wire / Cable. To Fit Electric Guitar. Mounting Screw Hole Spacing 83mm x 37mm.
    AU $9.50
    AU $3.50 postage
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  • HUMBUCKER MOUNTING RING (SET) BLACK

    This is a typical set of plastic mounting rings found on most 2 humbucker guitars. It is comprised of 1 high and 1 low ring. Located in Australia's Capital, Canberra, ACT. I am a guitarist of over 30 years gigging experience, so I know and understand what you want.
    AU $11.00
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  • Vintage Super Distortion clone electric guitar humbucker pickup Hot Bridge black

    Hot and powerful, with definition it is a pretty good pickup. Bridge position humbucker.
    AU $49.90
    AU $7.95 postage
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  • DiMarzio original HS4 Yngwie Malmsteen signature strat pickups set stratocaster 

    A rare set of original  Dimarzio YJM HS4 strat pickups. Same as HS3 but with vintage stagger on the polepieces. These were removed from a genuine USA Yngwie Malsteem signature strat in the late 90s. I used them for a couple of months in my partscaster and they have been in storage ever since. Still in perfect condition ready to go. The neck and middle pickup are part no FHS217 (current DiMarzio part no DP217) and the bridge is part no FHS117MGL. Current new price for these pickups is $149 each - grab yourself a bargain!
    AU $180.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • 2pcs Metal FLAT Humbucker Pickup Mounting Ring 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 $6.94
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    AU $3.50 postage
    271 sold
  • New listingSEYMOUR DUNCAN DESIGNED STACKED TELECASTER PICKUP

    I don’t know much about these stacked Duncan Designed pickups. I do know that it came on a squier telecaster guitar and that is stacked and essentially humbucking. It sounds pretty punchy with a solid mid range, fat Tele? I think it’s had the ‘duncan designed’ logo rubbed off the face but it looks to have been done well. Actually looks better in my opinion.
    AU $0.99
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    Ending 29 Aug at 7:48 AEST6d 20h
  • 4 Stings Jazz Bass Pickups For Bass Guitar Black

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration Pair neck/bridge bass pickup for 4 string JB bass guitar Open Style Pickups Resistance: About 5-6K Cover Color: Black Dimension:94.5x18.3mm / 91.8x18.3mm Package Include: 1 pair 4 sting jazz bass pickups Brand Unbranded MPN Does not apply UPC Does not apply.
    AU $14.87
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  • GOLD Guitar Humbucker Neck/Bridge Pickups Set 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 LP guitars 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 9.1K and the Bridge pickup is at a blazing HOT 15.4K Pole spacing is 52mm on the bridge pickups and 50mm on the neck pickups..
    AU $28.04
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    50 sold
  • 1 SET OF 3 Sealed COVERED PICKUPS FOR GUITAR BLACK

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration. These are totally excellent pickups will fit most guitar as a direct replacement. This pickup has full tone color,stable sustain effect, keeps sound clarity Moderate output power, perfectly match with most bridge style pickup It is harmonious, let the music goes under your fingers control With strong magnification With connecting wire at dual ends Cable length: approx. 12 cm Magnet:ceramic Resistance :approx 6.38k/6.2k/6.17k Pickup Pole Spacing 48mm/50 mm/52mm Two Hole Space approx: 78mm Package Included:.
    AU $13.07
    Free postage
    37 sold
  • New Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Tele Pickup Set of 2 USA Made (AU STOCK)

    MODEL: 099-2121-000.
    AU $175.00
    Free postage
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  • Black Acoustic Guitar Classical Guitar Clip on Clipon Pickup pick up OZ stock

    You will receive 1 by Guitar pickup as pictured. - Easy to use. Clip it across the sound hole and plug the jack in.
    AU $24.95
    Free postage
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  • Magnet Pole Identifier - Polarity Tester for guitar pickup makers

    No need to move or remove the strings. - INSTRUCTIONS: Move the polarity tester near the magnet's pole and watch the little magnet orient towards the poles. The red end will point to the magnet's south pole and blue end will point to the magnet's north pole.
    AU $9.50
    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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