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The original Charlie  Christian pickup was made with two large cobalt magnets wrapped with 38 gauge wire. The magnets had a tendency to loose magnetism, and they weighed a lot!

They got that distinctive sound because of the combination of the wire and magnets.  Newer editions are made with more modern materials but can replicate the sound petty well without the noise the originals were known for. Lollar makes a good copy and makes a model for hollow bodies and well as for solid bodies,


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