Spike 3 - Flatpup style pickup

Unlike Original Flatpup, this "flatpup style" pickup has nails inside. This modification was posted by JP Swenson in 2012 after trying one of mine. I like the idea because it's so easy to make. Do it yourself :-)

Views: 117

Location: Vienna

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Andy Busch on Monday

Thank you, Elmar!

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on Saturday
Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on Saturday
Elmar,

Another idea for you: take the end pieces as is. Use 6 gauge copper wire, and run it through the holes where your nails currently (pun intended) reside. Run both end legs of that through an AS -104 transformer. Coat device in sellotape or black electrical tape (dang pic won't copy; I made a drawing of it!), then put in a metal cover. Wire up as normal.
Comment by darryl kernaghan on Saturday

Nice simplification Elmar, should reduce wire breakage a lot when winding, great stuff!

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on Saturday

Thanks Dave :-) Yes , I am amazed too that all those variations including mine do a great job. Isn't that encouraging to make one yourself...? What else do you need?

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 19, 2017 at 9:24pm
Hi Elmar. I love your invention. I've used your pickups and Dan Sleeps variation in many builds. Now I've tried Blackwater Dan's similar flat pickup. It works great also. Thanks Elmar. You got the ball rolling. "Rock and Rolling"!
Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on May 19, 2017 at 2:42pm
I've used 0.07mm wire in the beginning; it doesn't break so easily. As skills improved I use 0.05mm wire now. The building is easy, just do it. You see the bobbin? Wrap a coil on one side; then pass the wire to the other side and wind the second coil in opposite direction. Fix two connection wires to the backside and solder the ends of the copper wire. To protect it, wrap tape around. And brass or aluminium as housing. Go for it.
Comment by Andy Busch on May 19, 2017 at 2:07pm

Thanks, Elmar!  So, what gauge wire?  And, what do you use for the case?  Is there any chance you could post a building plan?

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on May 19, 2017 at 11:06am
... and lacquer copper wire of course.
Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on May 19, 2017 at 11:04am
Andy, not yet sure how to offer it. The matetial is easy to get: 6 nails, 3 thin neodym magnets, 1 t. cable, 2 plywood pieces to pass the nails, transparent tape to wrap the bobbin. That's basically all.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

VIDEO: Ben "Gitty" Baker - "The Band Played Walzing Matilda"

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Uncle John 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

CONTEST: The 2x4 Challenge!!! May 2017

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Lane Martin 15 hours ago. 102 Replies

Lowebows for The Reverend - John Lowe's heartfelt fundraiser

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by micky rooney 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

How to Build This "Shabby Chic" Lap Steel Guitar

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Jim Morris yesterday. 4 Replies

MOD: Create a Tripod Setup for 2x4 Lap Steel

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Paul Craig yesterday. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

Some progress.

Posted by Printer2 on May 13, 2017 at 12:11am 1 Comment

PIECES AND PARTS INSPIRATION

Posted by Allen on May 12, 2017 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Bending Time Again

Posted by Printer2 on May 8, 2017 at 9:05pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Angry Rooster Guitars posted a photo

Angry Rooster Guitars #19

This is the beginning of what I'll call my saddest guitar. I'm building this to be in a Chinese…
2 hours ago
Erasmo Coco commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

The L&M don't run there anymore

"How many Rocket Banjos do you have ? Sounds good ."
2 hours ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Stuff That Works

"Very nice. Now that's stuff that works! Signed, sealed, delivered."
2 hours ago
Richard Sundberg liked Uncle John's video
2 hours ago
Erasmo Coco commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Improved banjo

" Is that another rocket banjo ? Looks good ."
3 hours ago
Chris Lyons commented on Chris Lyons's photo
Thumbnail

Chateau Lacombe

"Thanks guys I wanted this to be a fully functional instrument with stage playing in mind. I made it…"
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Chris Lyons's photo
Thumbnail

Chateau Lacombe

"Looks great Chris. Powerful with two pups!"
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Chris Lyons's photo
3 hours ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

The L&M don't run there anymore

"Liked the sound check with the lunar banjo and washboard amp. Paint drying blues!"
3 hours ago
Richard Sundberg liked Dave Lynas's video
3 hours ago
Hollis Fenn liked Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's group Carolinas Box Guitar Club
4 hours ago
Hollis Fenn replied to Curtis McLeod 's discussion Check out this fast paced, foot stomping, knee slapping, three stringing, blues sliding, little ditty I came up with!!
"Very nice, Keep up the good playing. Do you know the pick up and strings used? Thanks for posting."
4 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service