• 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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    264 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 $18.95
    Free postage
    45 sold
  • 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 $25.42
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    Was: Previous priceAU $29.90
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  • Brierley Humbuckers, Modern Vintage Alnico 5. Hand wound in Australia.

    Machined pole shoes. Nickel silver base. Nickel plated slugs and 5-40 fillister head pole screws. I've compared these with Bare Knuckle Riff Raff's and a friends set of Lollar Imperials and these are in the same league as them.
    AU $199.00
    AU $8.50 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 Yibuy MPN TY69453 UPC 841870164306 EAN 0841870164306 Classification101 upsku10101170.
    AU $17.30
    Trending at AU $17.52
    Free postage
  • Acoustic Piezo Contact Microphone Pickup for Guitar Violin Mandolin Ukulele Folk

    It applies to folk, classical guitar and ukulele and so on. Without power, easy to install, cheap, pickup effect class! Directly bonded to the instrument panel, 3M durable plastic, not to hurt the piano,It can be removed at any time, and then paste use.
    AU $8.94
    Was: Previous priceAU $9.72
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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 $6.91
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    72 sold

    When you buy a pickup from us, you get something which is hand made and take hours to make, one at a time, each carefully tested and calibrated along the way to ensure what it does what it is supposed.
    AU $230.00
    AU $15.00 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
  • 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
    23 sold
  • Fender Jazzmaster Guitar Neck

    Fender Jazzmaster neck for sale. Made in Mexico for the 60s Lacquer model. 7.25 radius, nitro tinted. In perfect condition never used flawless. Beautiful rosewood fret-board.
    AU $350.00
    AU $20.50 postage
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  • EMG Pickup Set

    Combining the power of our active 81 with the soul of a passive PAF, this pickup produces a well balanced tone, with tight bass response, glassy mids, and crunchy highs. These tonal features are achieved by utilizing over wound coils loaded with ceramic bar magnets that are fully shielded to reduce noise.
    AU $100.00
    Free postage
  • Adeline AD-30 Transducer Mini Pickup 4 Acoustic Instruments w/End Pin-Brand New!

    (2) You can put the pickup at different places of the instrument so you can get different sound as you like. you need to buy the connecting line by yourself which this product is not included. 1 x Mini pickup.
    AU $17.42
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    Was: Previous priceAU $20.49
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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 $19.45
    Trending at AU $19.44
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  • 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
  • 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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    76 sold
  • 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 $25.42
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    Was: Previous priceAU $29.90
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  • Tonerider TRH2B-DB Generator Bridge - Black (Humbucker)

    Generator - TRH2 - Bridge Pickup - Black. Hollow Body Kits. Rolling off the volume knob reveals great, useable clean tones. Available in black or zebra, or with highly polished gold or silver covers.
    AU $69.00
    Free postage
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  • 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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    Was: Previous priceAU $185.00
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  • New Guitar Parts Shielded Wire

    AU $4.95 to AU $5.95
    Free 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
    259 sold
  • Budz P90 Single Coil Guitar Pickup - Handmade In USA

    I have for sale a Budz P90 guitar pickup - handmade in the USA (http://www.budzguitars.com/budz-pickups/budz-soap-bars.html). This came out of the bridge position of a custom made guitar. Only replaced it as I wanted a humbucker in bridge position. Have left a Budz P90 in the neck as it is a great screaming pickup for fat sounding blues. Works just fine - has some corrosion on pole pieces. Natural relicing! Mounting screws included. No leads attached to this but as you can from pic on the back easy enough to attach the ground lead to back of the case and hot lead the the white white. I can attach some leads before shipping if you’re not confident in doing this. Selling a bunch of other pickups. Check my other auctions.
    AU $4.25
    2 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 16:35 AEDST4d 14h
  • 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
    11 sold
  • Vintage Greco Screamin 82 Guitar Pickups - Made In Japan

    I have for sale a pair of Vintage Greco Screamin 1982 pickups made in Japan in the early 80s. These were pulled from a 1983 Greco Les Paul Custom and are perfectly functional. As the name suggests these are very high output ceramic humbuckers in a similar vein to Gibson Dirty Finger Pickups. Only selling as I replaced them with a lower output set of pickups (must be getting old). Quality braided leads with plenty of length for install in most guitars. Two wire connection only (ground and hot - not splittable) Gold pole pieces, but this has faded significantly due to the age of the pickups. Mounting screws and springs are included. Selling s bunch of my excess pickups so check my other listings.
    AU $15.50
    6 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 17:13 AEDST4d 15h

    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
    Trending at AU $12.13
    Free postage
  • Lollar Charlie Christian tele neck pickup

    As new condition. Bought for a telemaster project that never happened. Push back cloth wire. 3.5 ohms. Lots of great reviews of this pickup online. Postage at cost. Thanks for looking.
    AU $100.00
    1 bidEnding 19 Dec at 16:35 AEDST3d 14h
  • Kinman HX Noiseless Neck Pickup

    Fabulous pickup, very vintage tone. Overseas post $25
    AU $61.00
    4 bids
    AU $14.50 postage
    Ending 19 Dec at 8:57 AEDST3d 7h
  • Kinman Woodstock Plus Stratocaster Pickup Set White w/ Logo - BRAND NEW

    The neck and middle are AVn-69 same as the Hendrix set. In his best performances Jimi had the most dynamic and explosive sounds, the notes rolled off his fret-board like magical fluid and sustained forever.
    AU $340.00
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  • 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
  • stratocaster pickups - fender standard bridge and middle

    Ive never installed these.
    AU $20.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 13:44 AEDST4d 11h

    The T35 is a single input preamp, with an LCD / LED chromatic tuner with ON / OFF button and signal output mute. The tuner can also be used when the preamp is not plugged-in. Other features include a three-band EQ, Phase button and drop-in installation.
    AU $7.50
    6 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 21:10 AEDST19h 23m

    Mounting screws travel through the center of the pickup/cover and mount directly to the body of the instrument with no need for pickguard or mounting rings. Mounting screws not included. Bank Deposit : Bank: Westpac Account Name: Powerhouse music BSB: 032769 Account Number: 492143 SWIFT: WPACAU2S 2.
    AU $7.00
    AU $4.00 postage
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  • Fender Mustang Offset Series Single Coil Bridge Guitar Pickup

    I have for sale a single coil bridge BHK Fender Pickup from an Offset Series Mustang. The pickup is perfectly functional. I only replaced it as I wanted a humbucker in the bridge position. This has a two wire lead attached (hot and ground). Black pickup cover and mounting screws are included. I’m selling a bunch of my pickups to please check other listings.
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 17:22 AEDST4d 15h
  • Tonerider Hot Classics Bridge Pickup 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. Located in Australia's Capital, Canberra, ACT.
    AU $60.00
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  • Dimazio Pro Track DP188 Humbucker White for Strat As New

    This makes for a good jazz sound in the neck position, as well as an excellent solo voice with heavy gain. Super Sounding Humbucking Pickup for Strat Style Neck Position. For those that prefer something a little fatter than a HotRails, easily pressed into Jazz Duties while hanging onto its Blues / Rock credibility.
    AU $50.00
    1 bid
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 14:25 AEDST2d 12h
  • dimarzio chopper black

    Good condition dimarzio chopper.
    AU $80.00
    AU $8.50 postage
  • Humbucker Guitar Pickup Mounting Rings • Slanted w/Curved Bottom • Black

    Covers / Plates / Rings. Fret Wire. String Trees / Ferrules. Black plastic humbucker pickup mounting rings, slanted with curved bottom. Commonly found on USA Gibson® Les Paul® style guitars. Set of 2 (High/Low).
    AU $7.50
    AU $3.20 postage
    22 sold
  • Tonerider Octane Alnico 8 Humbucker Pickup

    Made specifically for use in bridge positions, the Octane is equally suited to high-gain Classic Rock, Metal and Djent. The rich harmonics also tighten up your tone when drop-tuned. Baseplates: All Tonerider humbuckers are built with medium-length 9mm baseplate legs for easy installation in a wide variety of instruments.
    AU $70.00
    Free postage
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  • GFS P-90 Size HUMBUCKER (Neck) - BLACK - Vintage

    Sweet classic style humbuckers- fiber bobbins, Alnico V magnet, that sweet P90 look- 12 nickel plated adjustable poles- It's quite the ticket. From the GFS product page Condition is new, no warranty given, in complete working order, item sold as is.
    AU $48.00
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  • Stratocaster/Strat Fully Loaded Pickguard - Vintage 60's Pickups - SUIT FENDER

    AU $125.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Seymour Duncan SCR-1n Cool Rails for Strat White Neck "As New"

    Its medium output makes it a great match for the Hot Rails bridge pickup or the calibrated Cool Rails bridge model. Chords will be warm and articulate, with a scoop in the mids, and solos will be fat and crisp.
    AU $70.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
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    The Sultans have a smooth, unadulterated tone with excellent pick attack. Clean tones have a lovely hollow 'cluck' in the mid range which turns into a singing driven tone when gain is applied. As with the Apache, the bridge coil of The Sultans is wound a little hotter for more improved balance with the mid and neck coils, maintaining an open voice with good harmonic overtones and presence.
    AU $269.00
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  • Telecaster bridge pickup

    Up for sale is a Telecaster bridge pickup. Removed from a Telecaster copy with a lower vintage wind of 6.5K. 
    AU $5.00
    1 bid
    AU $7.55 postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 11:32 AEDST1d 9h
  • Duncan Designed Single Coil Bridge Guitar Pickup From Squier VM Mustang

    I have for sale a Duncan Designed Single coil Bridge Guitar Pickup taken from a Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Guitar. The pickup functions perfectly. I only removed it as I installed a hum-bucker in the bridge position. This has three wire mounting wire which supports the Mustang switching system (on, off and out of phase). Can be adapted from standard two wire connections. I am selling a bunch of my pickups so check out my other listings.
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 17:28 AEDST4d 15h
  • Cream 4 Wire Magnetic Dual Rail Humbucker Pickups for Electric 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.Ideal for electric guitar and Ukulele humbucker replacement. 4.High-output, low-noise dual rail double-coil pickup,4 wires for coil tapping. 5.Two pole pieces and is fully shielded for low noise and wired for hum cancelling. Specification: Brand name: RDEXP Material:Magnet,Copper Wire and Plastic Color:Cream .
    AU $14.52
    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.


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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