• New listingPickups – Seymour Duncan Phat Cat pair; neck & bridge; Nickel - Free Delivery

    Used pair Seymour Duncan Phat Cats in very good condition; bridge plus neck. Nickel plated covers in very good condition. Neck pickup; 8.13kΩ.
    AU $195.00
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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 $10.22
    Was: Previous priceAU $10.99
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    287 sold
  • Kinman Noiseless Zero-Hum Telecaster Pickups - 1x AVn-60n - 1x AVn-60b - EX Cond

    1x AVn 60n (Gen-1) in the neck position. 1x AVn60b in the bridge position. Clear as a bell on clean and infinite sustain on grunge.
    AU $239.95
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    or Best Offer
  • 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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    95 sold
  • 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
    70 sold
  • TV Jones pickup – Brain Setzer Bridge Gold – Free Delivery

    New & unused USA made TV Jones Brian Setzer bridge pickup in gold. This pickup was installed in a 6120 but was then removed at the owner’s request. He never played the guitar with it in. Just didn’t like the look of a standard Gretsch pickup at the neck and a TV Jones at the bridge.
    AU $199.00
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    or Best Offer
  • Wilkinson Humbuckers Set (Gold) plus surrounds and screws - ON SALE 50%

    “I would easily buy another set and would highly recommend them. - Joe Newberry (USA Tech). Set of 2 – Neck, Bridge (blue wire is Bridge, Red wire is Neck). Good wire length to enable easy installation.
    AU $45.00
    AU $6.99 postage
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  • Vintage by Bill Lawrence L-500L Humbucker guitar pickup Made in Gerrmany

    AU $20.50
    2 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 18:23 AEDST3d 10h
  • Fender Hot Noiseless pickup set

    Genuine set of Fender Hot Noiseless pickups. Will suit most Strat type guitars however check your pickup cavity depth (they are 10mm tall) as some guitars will not have enough depth. These are genuine Fender designed, stacked single coil pickups. They sound like single coils without the inherent hum. There is no box. WYSIWYG. They are working perfectly with only very minor scuff type marks on the covers. Sellling some of my spare parts these are surplus to my needs. BTW the covers are aged cream (and not removable) so keep that in mind if you want to install them on a pure white guard. Parchment, Mint green, Tortoiseshell, Pearlescent all look great IMO. YMMV.
    AU $61.99
    6 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 10:20 AEDST3d 2h
  • DiMarzio DP126BK Model P + J Neck and Bridge Bass Pickup Set - Black

    The DiMarzio Model P is a hum-Canceling 2-piece pickup for big, punchy sound that'll cut through the band without sacrificing bottom-end power. Gutsy midrange provides growl when the bass is pushed hard.
    AU $210.00
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  • 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 $21.32
    Trending at AU $19.01

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  • Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup

    Seymour Duncan distortion Trembucker pickup. Trembucker refers to slightly wider pole spacing for guitars with tremolo systems (Floyd Rose, Kahler, Fender etc) Will work fine with tune O matic bridges.
    AU $70.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • New listingGenuine Fender Custom Shop Fat '50's Stratocaster Pickup Set

    Bonus paper in oil cap. These would be a great upgrade for any Stratocaster, Mexican made Fender or Squier Stratocaster. Middle pickup is reverse wound for noise cancelling.
    AU $170.00
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Bridge Pickup as new

    The treble attack is crisp and immediate, while the low end remains articulate and focused. Chords ring out with clear note to note separation. We start with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, with the traditional keyed bottom plate.
    AU $31.00
    9 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 26 Feb at 18:45 AEDST2d 10h
  • LR Baggs M1 Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup

    Combining the natural characteristics of your guitar’s soundboard with a punchy string attack, the M1’s body-sensitive design provides enhanced realism while cutting through a loud mix. The M1 is a patented humbucking pickup with a twist.
    AU $82.00
    0 bids
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    Ending 27 Feb at 16:35 AEDST3d 8h
  • Kent Armstrong Pickup, WPU900C CONVERTIBLE - P90

    This is a P-90 pickup in humbucker sized housing. It will fit anyplace a humbucker fits without physically modifying your guitar! Now you can get that wonderful P-90 tone in any guitar that currently uses humbuckers.
    AU $10.00
    1 bid
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 18:16 AEDST3d 10h
  • Artist BullBucker Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set - Chrome Covered - New

    About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Set - Chrome Covered. About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Neck - Chrome Covered. Classic moderate output humbucker based on the popular Jazz model.
    AU $75.00
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  • Seymour Duncan SLS-1 Lipstick Tube Guitar Pickup Fender Strat (SET OF 2)

    The Seymour Duncan SLS-1 is a lipstick tube pickup that uses alnico magnets and a special winding spec to bring out the jangle in your electric guitar. Made with an Alnico VI bar magnet, the SLS-1 pickup has D.C. resistance of 4.30K, resonant peak at 9.4KHz and an EQ of 6/4/8 (low/mid/high).
    AU $22.50
    6 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 25 Feb at 18:30 AEDST1d 10h
  • 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
    21 sold
  • CUSTOM HAND WOUND FIREBIRD STYLE HUMBUCKER NECK PICKUP ELECTRIC GUITAR

    Hand made by a luthier in Melbourne. Top quality Thick and powerful
    AU $49.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 28 Feb at 21:20 AEDST4d 13h
  • Epiphone Alnico Classic Pickups W/Quick Connect LP Harness

    Bought for project that was never finished. Everything you need to wire up your Les Paul project with no soldering required. These pickups sound great, I have them in a 339. Epiphone has come a long way in terms of quality and value for money. Check out some reviews online, lots of love for these.
    AU $26.00
    7 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 1 Mar at 16:45 AEDST5d 8h
  • Guitar Pickup - Wilkinson Alnico Vintage Single Coil Pick-up set - ON SALE 50%

    Wilkinson WVS Stratocaster Pickup Set A very accurate replica of a 60’s style pickup. Chamfering the polepieces focuses the magnetic field giving good highs but still allowing some mids to come through to stop the pickup sounding thin.
    AU $69.99
    AU $11.99 postage
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  • Wilkinson Tele Pickups - Alnico - Full set inc Screws - RRP$99

    Magnet: Alnico. Alnico V polepieces. Finish: Chrome cover. Plain enamel wire. Copper plated steel base plate.
    AU $59.99
    AU $6.99 postage
  • 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
    271 sold
  • Tonerider Alnico IV Classics Humbucker Neck Pickup - Black

    The Alnico 4 Classics Set began life as a rumour. We'd heard for years that some boutique makers were sourcing Alnico 4, and player response was great. ALNICO IV CLASSICS Neck Pickup - Black. ALNICO IV CLASSICS NECK.
    AU $70.00
    Free postage
    Only 1 left!
  • Strat® Pickup Covers OEM Black

    This single coil pickup cover, OEM set of 3 fits the US size single coil pickup that most notably has been mounted in a Fender Stratocaster since it's development. Helpful Links. Bank Deposit : Bank: Westpac Account Name: Powerhouse music BSB: 032769 Account Number: 492143 SWIFT: WPACAU2S 2.
    AU $13.00
    Free postage
  • EMG HetSet James Hetfield Metallica Humbucker Pickup Set Neck Bridge 81 85 60

    EMG James Hetfield Pickup Set. In excellent used condition, very minor scratches as can be seen in photo.
    AU $250.00
    Free postage
  • Seymour Duncan SH 5 Custom Humbucker Guitar Pickup PAF bridge

    The Duncan Custom is a hot humbucker which uses a small ceramic magnet and custom-wound coils to dish out a ‘P.A.F.-on-steroids’ tone. It has tight lows, a bump in the upper midrange which gives you more character and crunch, and an airy high end that cuts through heavy distortion but is also great for achieving crystal-clear clean tones.
    AU $56.00
    5 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 25 Feb at 19:39 AEDST1d 11h
  • Humbucker Guitar Pickup Mounting Rings • Slanted • Black

    Covers / Plates / Rings. String Trees / Ferrules. Humbucker Pickup Mounting Rings • Slanted • Black. Black plastic humbucker pickup mounting rings, slanted with flat bottom. Commonly found on USA Gibson® SG® style guitars.
    AU $7.50
    AU $3.20 postage
    17 sold
  • 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 $16.99
    Free postage
    36 sold
  • Neewer EQ-7545R Acoustic Guitar 4 Bands Preamp Amplifier with Pickup

    EQ 7545R pick-up equalizer system with 4 bands can be easily fitted into your acoustic guitar and it is essential to electrify and amplify their sound. 4 Band Acoustic Guitar Preamp Amplifier with Pickup.
    AU $16.99
    Free postage
    Only 1 left!
  • Epiphone Humbucker Guitar Pickup Les Paul bridge and neck set

    Cleaning out the shed to help pay for the daughters uni fees. (just got the bill for her books.....) This auction is for: an Epiphone Humbucker Guitar Pickup Les Paul bridge and neck set I used to mess with guitars and played around with electronics but dont have time anymore so cleaning out all the gear. Still in very good condition - please view photos to judge. Payment has to be received within 7 days of winning, or I will relist. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Postage will be about$8.50 including tracking, signed delivery will be extra. Message me for an invoice at end of auction. Thanks for looking and God bless.
    AU $36.00
    6 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 25 Feb at 19:41 AEDST1d 11h
  • KENT ARMSTRONG CONVERTIBLE WPU900CR P90 HUMBUCKER ME METAL COVER

    Up for sale here we have a Kent Armstrong Convertible WPU900CR P90 retrofit reverse-wound, reverse polarity humbucker with a chrome metal cover.This is a P-90 pickup in humbucker sized housing. It will fit anyplace a humbucker fits without physically modifying your guitar!
    AU $10.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 18:12 AEDST3d 10h
  • Seymour Duncan "Cool Rails" SCR1N pickup

    In excellent working condition, plenty of lead left. Came out of a guitar i returned to stock and sold. Haven’t found a use for it since. No mounting screws/springs. Pickup from Kew or postage at buyers expense. Thanks for looking!
    AU $60.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 27 Feb at 16:35 AEDST3d 8h
  • CHERUB - Clip-on guitar pickup. For acoustic nylon or steel string guitar

    Unique design piezo sensor clips onto the soundhole edge of any acoustic nylon or steel string guitar. Clip-on guitar pickup. Also ideal for use with tuners. Complete with fitted cable and 6.3mm jack plug.
    AU $19.99
    Free postage
    56 sold
  • Yamaha Bass Guitar Pickups

    These pickups are the original pickups from a Yamaha Bass Guitar (model RBX 270 J) that I put replacement Seymour Duncan pickup into. Precision pickup:- 8.30k ohms. 58mm x 28mm x 19mm. Jazz pickup:- 4.62k ohms. 94mm x 19mm x 19mm. The Seymour Duncan set fix perfectly. I used a little foam packing under the pickups to get wiring included. Wiring instructions included.
    AU $40.00
    Free postage
  • Humbucker Guitar Pickup Mounting Rings • Flat • Black

    Covers / Plates / Rings. Humbucker Pickup Mounting Rings • Flat • Black. Black plastic humbucker pickup mounting rings with flat top and bottom. Set of 2 (High/Low). Pickup Cutout 70.2mm x 38.1mm (2-49/64" x 1-1/2").
    AU $7.50
    AU $3.20 postage
    45 sold
  • CUSTOM HAND WOUND TELE STYLE TELECASTER BRIDGE PICKUP ELECTRIC GUITAR

    Hand made by a luthier in Melbourne. Top qualify with similar sound to seymour duncan stbk bridge hot stack. Like a p90. Thick and powerful
    AU $49.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 28 Feb at 21:16 AEDST4d 13h
  • New Guitar Parts Wilkinson Single Coil Pickups

    AU $17.95 to AU $34.95
    Free postage
  • Piezo DIY Stomp Box, electronic kit Simple kick drum bass base drum.

    You will receive 1 by electronic set up as pictured ready for your own "Stomp box".
    AU $11.00
    Free postage
    30 sold
  • Belcat SH-80 Humbucker Soundhole Pickup w/Active Power Jack for Acoustic Guitar

    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. High quality and testing is fine.
    AU $26.31
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    Was: Previous priceAU $29.90
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    31 sold
  • Replica EVH Kramer Frankenstein Guitar

    Bought this guitar years ago, was made by the person who sold it as a project. Great to have in your guitar room as decoration.
    AU $900.00
    or Best Offer
  • 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 $125.80
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    Was: Previous priceAU $185.00
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  • EMG 81 ACTIVE ELECTRIC GUITAR PICKUP BLACK EMG81B EMG-81 - NEW 81B

    The 81 is our most famous model; the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone is endowed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain.
    AU $132.05
    Was: Previous priceAU $139.00
    Free postage
    106 sold
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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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