Guitar Pickup Technology Continues to Advance

Norton

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doesn't The Fishman Fluence line has some of this kind of construction method under the hood???

Manipulation of the coil and the magnetic field is SUPER interesting. I would guess it would be possible to 3d print magnets???
 

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I don't know about "Best", I'm down with pretty much any novel ideas for pickups.

I have always thought the Alumitone idea was a good one. Super smart use of transformers that's for sure.

The single coil version sure sounds cool.
 

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Best I've found, certainly. My problem with this printed circuit thing is how (if) they are able to print upwards of 8,000 turns. It obviously has to be done on many layers, and layer-to-layer connectivity is a tricky business. I seriously doubt their claim that it is quicker than winding a conventional pickup. That is under a minute's work. I reckon any printed pickup needs several hours, start to finish. You need to mask, expose, etch, punch, stack and through-connect many layers. And at the end of all that I would be amazed if they can achieve a 90% yield.
 


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