Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

How to make a Humbucking Pickup for a Guitar



As of this writing I have not made very many guitar pickups so this adventure of mine was a real learning experience for me. As usual I had to bug everybody in the world with my questions.

The goal was to make a set of humbucking pickups for an es175 jazz electric style guitar that I have just about finished. Since it isn’t a heavy metal guitar that I was shooting for I wanted some pickups that were a bit milder and cleaner then the Super Distortion Pickups. I remember several years ago that I owned an old es175 with original PAF Humbucking Pickups. It had a very pleasant sound that I remember to this day. My hope was that I can a least capture a bit of that sound with this guitar that I am working on. By the way, PAF is a well known term meaning “Patent Applied For”.That was put on some of the first Gibson humbucking pickups before the 60′s meaning that the Gibson company applied for the patent but have not actually received it yet. These pickups are some of the rarest and most expensive pickups on the market today. Can pickups like that still be made today? I would think...

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