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I did try to narrate this, but my microphone is terrible. So I shall describe what I'm doing here. First we have a button magnet and 2 pieces of card, which I'm sticking to either end to make it easier to coil the insulated copper wire. However, I am drunk, and don't realise I have inappropiate glue. So I use 2 pennies and put them on either end of the magnet. After coiling approximately 2 metres of copper wire around the magnet, I removed the pennies and sellotape it up to keep the wire in place. I then attach the wires to a mono jack (i suggest you solder it, i just twisted them together). I would also advise using more copper wire/more coils that I did, as I had to amplify the signal quite a lot, the more coils the better the pickup I believe. Anyways, as you can see, putting this over the speaker on my mobile successfully amplified it. My aplogies for the poor production values but I have terrible equipment.
  • 23 Sep 2007
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Fed up of tinny noise from your mobile phone? Don't want to buy stupid adapters? Then use a guitar! (though this could be classed as a stupid adapter.... but if you happen to have one handy...) You could also make a device with a set of pickups which you could carry around with you and plug into any amplifier
  • 23 Sep 2007
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