Pete Mills wanted to make a DIY guitar pickup, digging deeper into the theory of solid body electric guitars as a whole he discovered a whole lot new things.
|"This projected started in June of 2011. Remember the Google Doodle commemorating Les Paul's 96th birthday? Well, that got me thinking about how electric guitar pickups work. I had a general idea about how they work, postulating they are essentially variable reluctance sensors, but doing a bit of research, I kind of got bitten by the electric guitar bug and dove right into the research of solid body electric guitars as a whole.|
I have been primarily focused on guitar pickups and passive electronics at the moment. In short order however, I would be requiring a test bed for these pickups. That is why I made the decision from the very beginning that I would not only try my hand at building electric guitar pickups, but a complete scratch built guitar; wood has been harvested. Later posts will focus on other topics about solid body electric guitar building. Here, I will try to stay on the topic of an electric guitar pickups, but more specifically the pickup winder I built to wind my own pickups.
After announcing my new obsession to anyone who would listen, an electric guitar was given to me to experiment with. It is a smaller than average guitar, possibly for a child, but it will do just fine to test my pickups with a full guitar still being built down the road."