So I've been working on this project off and on for a couple years now (life has had a tendency of getting in the way) But I'm finally getting it dialed in to where I think I'm achieving the goals set forth. So here's a bit of a walkthrough of the current process, and a video demo of the latest prototype. My humble winding bench Laser cut Vulcanized Fibre/Forbon, fresh from Ponoko laser cutting services Parts for the humbucker laid out Example of the "layered assembly" process in action, which is a little bit of a chore but works out pretty well 4-conductor wire installed, with a little window for soldering it to the bobbins from the backside, also polepiece access to attach little neodymium button magnets to each individual pole For this prototype I tried to create a faraday cage out of copper shielding tape, using some painters tape as an insulator. It worked reasonably well, but I really need to shield my control cavity, because I'm still getting some ambient noise. I'll figure it out. Bobbins assembled and ready for winding; 3,700 turns of 44awg wire on the south coil, 43awg on the north coil Bridge humbucker assembled. I'll probably change the design a little bit, because that little "heartbeat" is nearly impossible to bevel accurately by hand, which is a shame, I really like how it turned out, but holy crap what a hassle. And the neck pickup, which is a split coil design, similar to a Pbass pickup, with 8,000 winds of 43awg on the bass side, 44awg on the treble side. Installed in my self-built 7-string baritone (27" scale, tuned F#) And what you really want to know; how does it sound?