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【製作事例】X100 #012 ネコネコハムバッカーピックアップ

[Production Example] X100 #012 Neko Neko Humbucker Pickup

This is production example #012 of the featured project [X100] currently being held at Nekodamari Kobo.

For more information on the X100 project, please click here.

[Development Short Story] X-series Pickup 100-type Creation Challenge [X100] – Nekodamari Kobo Direct Online Store (

Overview of #012

I tried making a pickup that has a stronger cat feel.

First off, here is the exterior.

At Nekodamari Kobo, we call it Nekobacker, but it is what is known as a humbucker type.

Equipped with cat cover

Since the X100 project is about making something new, I would like to draw your attention to the cat cover. I have been making them for a while, but when I wondered, "What type of humbucker would be suitable for the X100?", I came to my senses and thought, "Aren't cat covers common...?", so I decided to make it #012.

The internal structure is based on a very common humbucker, so we hope you enjoy the looks.

It is surprisingly rare to see humbucker covers modified, and you probably don't see them much except for commemorative models. We used the Nekodamari Kobo brand logo in a design that is linked to the Nekobacker name.

Due to the characteristics and principles of the material, it will be slightly less durable, but it will not disappear unless you make some extraordinary effort to peel it off.

Since it has a black cover, I think it gives the pickup a tight impression.

Traditional sound making inside

The copper wire is made of traditional black enamel AWG42. The 4-core structure allows for a variety of wiring customizations, such as tapping and paralleling.

The magnets used are Alnico 4 for the neck and Alnico 5 for the bridge. I selected these magnets with the image that they can be used for traditional rock music.

The potting process adds emphasis to the high frequencies while providing a clearer sound.

The number of turns was adjusted to match the standard PAF system. The number of turns of the coil is also the same, so there is no quirk to the finish. As a result, the resistance value is N7.15k B7.40k, which is close to the standard PAF system.

You can think of it as an easy-to-use PAF-style humbucker pickup.

Digression and Summary #012 Spec Introduction

Now, #0012 has a special humbucker cover (Nekobucker).

This is highly recommended for those who want to use a humbucker that looks a little different.

It will be attached to the stand and shipped with the packaging. Since we are planning on selling the X100, we have set the price at a discount compared to when it was previously on sale, so it is a very reasonable price.

We would appreciate your consideration.

#012 Specs

Compatible models Humbucker type neck/bridge set
Hobin Material General-purpose resin hobbin

Neck Alnico 4

Bridge Alnico 5

Copper wire Black enamel AWG42 0.063mm
Lead 4-core lead
Potting Treatment

High-frequency emphasis potting processing, contour emphasis

Special Craftsmanship none
specification Cat cover specifications
Resistance value

Neck 7.15kg

Bridge 7.40k


Spec sheet, base, package, spring, screws

Warranty details

Free repairs for breakdowns caused by normal use

Other features are the same as regular commercially available products.


-There may be unavoidable scratches and scuffs due to the manufacturing process.

-The dimensions are based on general standards, but please check the dimensions listed on the sales page before purchasing.

・Pickups are delicate parts and require specialized knowledge to handle. Please ask a professional to modify or install them, or do so at your own risk.

・If you have any questions regarding installation, please contact us using the inquiry form.

・As this is a prototype, the specifications, such as packaging, appearance, and engraved information on the back, may differ from those of the officially sold product.

・In principle, we can only accept one item, but if you would like a similar pickup, we may be able to accommodate your request as a semi-order. Please contact us for details.

Sales Information

Available at Nekodamari Kobo's online store

[X100 Challenge] X Series HBset #012 Only one available – Nekodamari Kobo Online Store (

Sales price: 22,000 yen (tax and shipping included)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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