Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and zebra bobbins

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Now you can build your own guitar pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

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Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and zebra bobbins

Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and zebra bobbins

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Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and black bobbins

Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and black bobbins

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Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 2 magnets and black bobbins

Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 2 magnets and black bobbins

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Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 2 magnets and zebra bobbins

Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 2 magnets and zebra bobbins

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Now you can build your own guitar pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

Each of our pickup kits has vintage-style parts and includes an assembly diagram to get you started.

Choose Alnico 5 or Alnico 2 magnets:
Alnico 2 magnets give a warmer tone and low end response with smooth, singing highs. Many builders use them in the bridge pickups of solidbodies.
Alnico 5 produces a brighter tone with a tighter low end and stinging highs. They're great for neck position pickups, to help keep the tone clear without getting muddy.

Humbucker Kit includes

  • Nickel silver baseplate
  • Unwound plastic bobbins
  • Nickel-plated steel polepiece slugs
  • Nickel-plated polepiece screws
  • Bar magnet (Alnico 2 magnets are marked red on one end to tell them apart from Alnico 5's)
  • Polepiece spacer
  • Shim
  • Bobbin screws
  • Coil lead wires
  • Braided push-back wire
  • 4-conductor hookup wire

The assembled pickup fits a standard Gibson® P.A.F.-size (1-15/16" spacing) pickup covers and mounting rings.


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Humbucker Pickup Kit

Assembly instructions for the humbucker pickup kit.

Ratings & Reviews

Humbucker Kit, With Alnico 5 magnets and zebra bobbins

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good quality kit 

By Nolan Peach from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Its a pretty good sounding kit. I've only wound 3 of these but so far (besides some little errors on my part) they've all turned out good sounding and looking. I plan on buying and winding many more of these kits.

humbucker kit

By Dave Paetow from Minnesota, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 07, 2011


I've built a few using these parts,it's a lot easier than trying to hunt down all the individual parts.

It would be nice to have the option to choose different magnet type, like alnico 2,4, or 5.

first pickup I built

By Eastgrove pickups from St. Louis, Mo
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The StewMac humbucker kit was the first guitar pickup I built. After building over 150 pickups, mostly single coils, I have found that there is no higher quality pickup parts than StewMac. The instructions were very informative while I was learning. And again, they provide top quality products.

Pete

Great kit.

By Quintin from Georgetown, PEI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is a great kit. All the pieces supplied, the result is all in the winding.



Pole spacing is the Gibs*n neck pickup.



Future options please:

1. gold pole-piece screws

3. AlNiCo II magnet option

2. bridge pole spacing

Hand wound humbucker

By T. C. Tyler from Portland, OR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 15, 2010


I really like these pick up kits. By winding the pick up's myself I can create the tones that I want. Gibson PAF or over wound hot, mix and match magnet wire for even more creative tones. Thank you stew mac for the wonderful kits. They are a money saver and a money maker.

Humbucker Kit

By Fulvio from Barlassina, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 23, 2010


I think these kits are very fine. I make many pickups very close to the original PAF of the '50. I use them for Les Paul, Gibson 335, and some Telecasters when I need to add one humbucker in the neck position or Stratocaster for the bridge position. I have always had great satisfaction.

Great Idea and Products.

By Mark Kovacic from Hidden Hills, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 22, 2010


These kits are top quality and I have had a lot of fun and saved tons of money making my own pickups. I have made enough money winding for friends and others to pay for my own hobby. Stewmac trade secrets newsletters have been invaluable for winding pickups as well as all of my guitar projects and repairs. Erick's article on making custom pickups gave me the confidence to make my own bobbins and custom pickups like the P90 size humbucker in the picture. Their service is top notch.

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