• Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster Strat Guitar Pickup Set Bridge Middle Neck Pickups

    Acoustic Guitar Strings. Bass Guitar Strings. Electric Guitar Strings. Guitar Cables. Alnico5 magnets add more focus and enhanced dynamics. Over-woundbridge pickup produces tight, clear bass and maximum output.
    AU $168.00
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  • Schaller pickups - Vintage Gold Humbuckers

    Photos give an idea of their glow.
    AU $150.00
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  • New listingtv jones pickups

    Genuine made in USA TV Jones Classic pickups. Bridge is Classic Plus for a bit more bite, neck is standard classic. These pickups have the English mount whereby they can also be used to replace standard humbuckers with the use of a specific TV Jones pickup surround. The surrounds included are those supplied (I had them in a Les Paul). See the TV Jones site for more detail. A great option to get that Malcolm Young tone in a non Gretsch guitar. Pickups are used athome only and are approx 6 years old. A great opportunity to get great tone at a reduced price. Thanks for looking. Please see other listings for pickups and pedals.
    AU $131.50
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  • New listingStratocaster/Strat Fully Loaded Pickguard - Vintage 60's Pickups - SUIT FENDER

    IT WOULD ALSO BE AN EXCELLENT SETUP FOR YOUR PROJECT STRAT, WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK! The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity (RW/RP) for noise cancelling in switch positions 2 and 4. These sound really very nice, clear and articulate and with plenty of drive.
    AU $120.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Seymour Duncan Set - SH4 (Bridge) & SH2 (Neck)

    If you are looking you know what they are!
    AU $199.00
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  • New listingDon Mare Super Sports Pickup Set for Telecaster - under-wound bridge.

    I had him make a custom set with the bridge pickup wound to 6.5k. This is still a very powerful pickup with a huge bottom end and a strong, but not harsh, treble. Although the specs are similar to the Hayride bridge, it sounds nothing like it.
    AU $200.00
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  • 3 Guitar Pickup Piezo Transducer for Acoustic Guitar Ukulele Violin Mandolin NEW

    Violin & Accessories. 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 $14.79
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  • 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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  • Seymour Duncan SH-8 Bridge Position Invader Electric Guitar Pickup Black 11102

    Seymour Duncan includes a 4-conductor cable with theSH-8 pickup. Planet Waves Pro String Winder. GUITAR STRINGS. GUITAR PARTS. Guitar Parts. Guitar Picks. Guitar Strings. VIEW ALL x.
    AU $159.00
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  • New listing1990 Fender Telecaster Pickups

    AU $20.00
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    AU $8.50 postage
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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 DuncanHumbucker you get the best of both worlds: from sweet warm tones to rawrock-and-roll. The world's most popular humbucker.
    AU $142.00
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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
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  • 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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  • Belcat SH-80 Humbucker Soundhole Pickup w/Active Power Jack for Acoustic Guitar

    Strap end-pin jack. High quality and testing is fine. Item weight 110g.
    AU $26.91
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  • 5pcs Piezoelectric Amplifiers Discs Electronic Components 27mm Ceramic Piezo

    Note: ve and -ve wires will need to be soldered to ceramic and copper part of discs. 5 x Piezos Discs. Suitable for installing in cigar box guitars, foot stompers and other diy electronic projects. We do not operate on.
    AU $6.90
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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
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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 $23.97
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  • Adeline AD-33 W-JAZZ Acoustic Magnetic Soundhole Pickup For Acoustic Guitars

    W-JAZZ series pickup is firstly launched by Adeline in China as one kind of acoustic magnetic soundhole pickup. No Drilling! No Battery! Easy Installation!
    AU $26.91
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  • Fishman Acoustic Guitar Preamp 4 Band EQ Equalizer Pickup Tuner Screw Kits AU

    Subdue your amplified tone. tones; the real of harmonics and acoustic string sound. Lower the Brilliance slider can help to reduce. nasal quality, similar to an electric guitar tone. Seriously promise.
    AU $31.29
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  • Fender Stratocaster Pickups American Standard 2007 Strat Set USA

    AU $99.00
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  • Guitar Preamp Yamaha AG STOMP Acoustic Modeller Mandolin Violin Classical Guitar

    A brilliant acoustic pre-amp. Perfect for any acoustic stringed instrument... Check it out on You Tube. Creates a very realistic mic sound from a regular under saddle pick-up. Eliminates that "rubberband" sound that drives acoustic guitarist mad.Lots of other effects including a very nice delay and chorus. Comes in box with various accessories. No longer produced but still sort after. FREE POSTAGE !
    AU $150.00
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  • Seymour Duncan - very special, very rare

    It is the Jazz model and was wound by Marciela Juarez, therefore the JNJ on it.
    AU $140.00
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  • Stratocaster/Strat Fully Loaded Pickguard - Vintage 60's Pickups - SUIT FENDER

    IT WOULD ALSO BE AN EXCELLENT SETUP FOR YOUR PROJECT STRAT, WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK! The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity (RW/RP) for noise cancelling in switch positions 2 and 4. These sound really very nice, clear and articulate and with plenty of drive.
    AU $115.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • New listingBurny VH1 pickups

    Thes pickups came from a mid 80s Burny Les Paul RLG70 MIJ. I was using the guitar for some heavier tones so had swapped them out. Have since sold the guitar and have no needfor these. They are in good condition considering their age. By no means pristine just a little aged. They both have approx 30 cms of lead length with short monting legs. I would describe them as vintage PAF type tone and output. Good upgrade option for Epiphones etc. Please see my other listings for discount pedals etc. Thanks for looking.
    AU $39.00
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    Ending 3 May at 10:06 AEST6d 8h
  • Gilson Double Neck Guitar. High-spec upgrades. 1275 style.

    Nice double neck guitar of a shape similar to one now long produced. I believe that this guitar was originally made in Korea, but can't be certain. The guitar has genuine Sprague orange drop capacitors.
    AU $550.00
    AU $45.00 postage
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  • 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 $15.47
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  • Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Pickup Set SH-2 SH-4 Bridge Neck Jazz Black

    Together they provide one of the most versatile humbucker combinations available. TheJB owes its poularity to over-wound coils, which provide high outputwith just the right amount of sustain and distortion-perfect forsearing leads.
    AU $249.00
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  • New listingJazzmaster pickup covers. Aged white. Came off a Squier J Mascis Guitar.

    Jazzmaster pickup covers. Aged white.
    AU $15.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • Guitar Parts CREAM P90 Pickups Soap bar For Electric Guitar

    100% Brand new,never used Item's color might be different from the picture because of the aberration Pickup Pole Spacing: one of 50 mm / one of 52mm Neck Pickup DC Resistance: 6.4K Bridge Pickup DC Resistance: 7.3K Colour: cream Package Include: 1 Set Cream Soap bar Pickups 50MM / 52MM    Brand Yibuy MPN TY70248 UPC 841870168953 EAN 0841870168953 Classification101 upsku10100183.
    AU $15.52
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  • Cigar Box Piezo Guitar Pickup With Volume Control, Australian made. Uke, Cello

    Extra long 300mm Socket wire and piezo wire. Proudly made by myself in Bundaberg Q Australia.
    AU $15.95
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  • seymour duncan - SH-1B

    An SH-1B, I guess otherwise known as '59 models.
    AU $125.00
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  • Gretsch Filtertron Pickups (Gold) + Wiring Harness, Pots & Switches etc.

    Removed from a Gretsch Model G6120SSU made in Japan in 1997.
    AU $349.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Seymour Duncan - Vintage Double Cream pickups

    Again this is a rare one so I will only accept a reasonable price.
    AU $130.00
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  • New listingDiMarzio SUPER DISTORTION SINGLE COIL

    Single coil size humbucking power!
    AU $90.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • 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
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  • P-90 Dog ear LP Junior bridge pickup Leddin Handwound "Vintage '60s" 60s tone

    No gimmicks, no algorithms just one guy sitting behind a winder doing it the old fashioned way! I built this pickup with Les Paul and SG juniors in mind. They are suitable for all genres of music from jazz to punk and will not disappoint.
    AU $135.00
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  • Seymour Duncan Designed SC-101 pickup set for strat

    The pickup works.
    AU $72.00
    AU $5.00 postage
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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
  • LR Baggs Hardtail Piezo Bridge – ex Line 6 Variax – Free Delivery

    String spread (centre to centre) is 52.5mm. Used but in very good condition. P/N 35-00-0049 MG300.
    AU $159.00
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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
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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. Non-battery design makes your guitar plug & play, and.
    AU $43.91
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  • 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 $2.84
    From China
    Was: Previous priceAU $2.99
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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.
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  • Adeline AD-33 W-JAZZ Acoustic Magnetic Soundhole Pickup 4 Acoustic Guitars

    W-JAZZ series pickup is firstly launched by Adeline in China as one kind of acoustic magnetic soundhole pickup. No Drilling! No Battery! Easy Installation!
    AU $26.31
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  • Artist BullBucker Guitar Humbucker Pickup Neck - Chrome Covered - New

    All Artist Bullbucker humbuckers with four-conductor hookup wires incorporate a standard wire color code. Classic moderate output humbucker based on the popular Jazz model. Especially popular in neck position.
    AU $40.00
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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: .
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  • Dual Hot Rail Guitar Neck Pickup H010W-CR 4 Wire High Output Power White

    Note: The color of the item may vary slightly due to photography and your own computer Features: 1.With 4 wires for coil tapping 2.Fits for Electric Guitar White 3.The pickup has two pole pieces and is fully shielded for low noise and wired for hum cancelling 4.low noise dual coil single pick&twin blade pole piece,more sensitive response and clear tone Color:White Material:Metal Weight:75g Size:approx.8.4cmx1.5cm/3.31""x0.59""(LxW) Measurement between the centre of the 2 screw holes is approx. 7.7cm Package including:.
    AU $13.73
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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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