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
- Bobbin screws
- Coil lead wires
- Braided push-back wire
- 4-conductor hookup wire
The assembled pickup fits standard Gibson® P.A.F.-size (1-15/16" spacing) pickup covers and mounting rings.