Hi J, although I haven't used them myself yet, I know several members of the nation use standard pickups from six-stringers set at steep angle below the 3 or 4 strings. Others have used bass pickups which apparently work well. I have a set of these I'm going to use on a future 4 string build, which cost £8.99 from www.blackdogmusic.co.uk who I get several parts from. The best thing is, you get two pickups linked together, so I reckon I could either use both on one build or split them and use separately. Hope that helps a bit....
JuJu is your man for handmade pickups...without question -they are fantastic. I use regular 4 pole Precision pickups on a lot of my builds, which work fine, but JuJu's pickups are in another league...you won't regret getting one.
Thanks for the Big Up CBJ
yes sure thing if you want a pickup i can make you one i make 1 ,2 ,3 , & 6 string pickups - i use Alnico V magnets throughout - supplied with hookup wires height Adjustment screws and Conical springs
heres a link to some i have made in the past http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/albums/pickups-2
if your intrested just let me know
i am currently selling some very nice cigar box guitar pick ups. please check them out on ebay. just look under cigar box guitar pick ups. mine are label the best cigar box guiatr pick up.or email me at cbg.coleman73@gmail. i can send pictures.