The World’s Biggest Guitar Pickup

Posted on by Kat King

Years ago the TV show BIG came to us with a challenge, to create the world’s biggest guitar pickup. It wasn’t the first time such a challenge came, in 1984 Seymour helped build the world’s largest Stratocaster, at the time making four large pickups. This new challenge was much greater, requiring a pickup that weighed in at 158 pounds with oversize everything and the guitar had to be built in just 5 days. At the grand unveiling Peter Frampton played the guitar which gave a very deep sound that probably registered on the richter scale. 

 

The World’s Biggest Pickup Specs

Part Name
Standard
BIG
Bobbin Length
2.616
23.544
Bobbin Width
.69
6.21
Bobbin Thickness
.2135
1.9215
Bobbin Traverse
.240
2.16
Stud Diameter
.187
1.625
Stud Length
.50
4.5
Bar Magnet L
2.5
22.5
Bar Magnet W
.50
4.5
Bar Magnet T
.125
1.125
Magnet Wire
.0026
.00234″ 23awg
Pole Piece
.750
6.75
Pole Piece Head
.1956
1.75
Pole Piece Diam.
.119
1.071
Bottom Plate L
4.373
39.35
Bottom Plate W
1.436
12.924
Bottom Plate T
.030
.250
Bottom Leg H
.535
4.815
Bottom Leg W
.50
4.5
Bottom Leg Foot
.310
2.79
Bottom Leg Foot Hole
.078
.702
E to E 6 poles
1.930
17.37
E to E BP Hole Dia.
.125
1.125
Hookup Wire:SC
.094
.846
     
Weights    
Stud Bobbin  
52.00
Adj. Bobbin  
39.82
Bottom Plate  
30.14
Wood Spacer  
1.04
Magnet  
21.24
Pole Pieces  
13.60
TOTAL WEIGHT  
157.86

You can still see the guitar at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. 

Written on October 29, 2015, by Kat King

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