Electric guitar pickups
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A pickup is a magnetic transducer that turns a mechanical vibration into an electric signal, which then is transmitted to the amp.
Leaving out woods, wiring, and hardware, whatever sounds good or bad to your ears is basically determined in the few millimeters between the strings and the poles, by an invisible electromagnetic field that, although can’t be detected with the naked eye, can’t lie to a trained ear.
In the multiple parts employed in the tone build of a pickup, the magnets, their composition, and magnetic and chemical properties, make up the real core of the guitar tone, like a soul; therefore, we focused all our research and studies on finding the right alloy for the tone we were after.
Whether it be a strat pickup for a tele neck, a humbucker with a flat baseplate, or you simply want a custom pickup made to your specifications, just get in touch and we can chat about all the custom pickup options. Celentano pickups can custom design & wind you a bespoke set unique to you.
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The Celentano pickups are handmade pickups maker since 1994. In our more than 25 years of research, analysis and exhaustive studio-testing, we have always sought to create a sound that honours the artisans and musicians of the past, always while creating a space...
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