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Greg Gefell


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Upstate NY
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 11:19 am    
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Any manufacturers (or custom small shops) making a flat 8 string magnetic pickup that would fit here?



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Joe Major


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 11:40 am     Flat magnetic pickup.
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National Resophonic makes one but it's about $200. Lace makes one, but it's thicker than than the National. You'll have to check your clearance.
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Joe Major


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Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 11:44 am     Flat pickup.
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I may be blowing smoke. The National & Lace are both for 6 strings.Sorry.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 12:59 pm    
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Check with Jerry Sentell in Sacramento. He makes many different pickups and has no problem with custom orders. He'll likely be willing to make one to your specs:

https://www.sentellpickups.net/Steel.html
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Robert Allen


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 4:23 pm     8-string pickup
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Dimarzio makes 8-string pickups. https://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/8-string
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Greg Gefell


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Upstate NY
Post  Posted 24 Jun 2019 10:37 am    
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Thanks for the info! I think I would definitely need a custom build to get the right string spacing and thickness.
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Keith Glendinning


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 25 Jun 2019 7:15 am    
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Greg, Krivo make pickups around 1/4" thickness for Gypsy Jazz guitars. They may have something suitable for your needs.
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Stephen Cowell


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Round Rock, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 25 Jun 2019 12:02 pm    
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Magnetic pickups are not as good with bronze strings... if you don’t like the sound it would be improved with steel or nickel strings. I prefer the sound of bronze for acoustic so I’d be more inclined toward an acoustic pickup.
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Roman Sonnleitner


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Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 26 Jun 2019 2:07 pm    
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Lace makes a thin pickup for acoustic bass guitars:
https://lacemusic.com/collections/8/products/lace-ultra-slim-acoustic-bass
I'm using one of those as a second pickup on a Fender 400 steel; should definitely fit underneath the strings, but you might have to remove those tea strainers, as the pickup is quite wide.
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Ed Pettersen


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jun 2019 11:31 pm    
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Pete Biltoff of Vintage Vibe in FL will make you one. A killer one too. I've contacted him about the same exact thing and he's made them for me before for a Weissy. Highly recommended.
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Michael Brebes


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Northridge CA
Post  Posted 27 Jun 2019 6:33 am    
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The hardest thing about making a pickup for that guitar is that fact that the hole screen covers go under the strings, where the pickup needs to be.
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