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The Pickup

cft3
September 22nd, 2004, 12:25 PM
Here's something I've always wondered. Who was it who first thought, "Hey, if I wrap some wire around this magnet, put it under guitar strings, run the wires over to this radio thingy - why, I could hear the guitar a LOT louder!"

Leo Fender and Les Paul worked with existing technology, as, I think, did the engineers at Rickenbacker. So who is the granddaddy of the pickup? Does anyone know, perchance?

moondoggie999
September 22nd, 2004, 03:46 PM
http://www.rickenbacker.com/us/ehistory.htm

I always thought Ric's frying pan was the first

http://www.rickenbacker.com/images/hs-frypn.gif

but I could be wrong.