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Buying Pickup Components

Jon Bell

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I've been lurking for a few months on this board but this my first post. I'm looking at building my own pickups but I'm having major problems finding the parts, especially magnets.

I know Stewmac sell pickup wire and a winding machine and I can use old pickups for the bobbin. Does anyone know where to buy suitable magnets for pickups? Will any magnet do? Can you buy sheets of magnet that you cut to size? If so where from?

Any help would be great.



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I have an old spool of 1/4 lb magnet wire that I've held onto for the last 13 years. I always thought that I would wind it into a pickup one of these days. From the looks of it, this stuff is probably from the 60's or 70's. I dug it out of a trash bin in the science building back in college.


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