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【製作事例】X100 #013 ネコネコハムバッカーピックアップ

[Production Example] X100 #013 Neko Neko Humbucker Pickup

This is production example #013 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 (

#013 Overview

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

Following on from #012, this is a Neko Backer equipped with a Neko Cover.

Red covers are quite rare, aren't they? We've used the Nekodamari Kobo brand logo on them in the same way.

Due to the nature of the material, corrosion may occur, but it is a material that you can enjoy watching change over time. It is difficult to manufacture stably, so it may not be a type of pickup that you can buy anytime.

Since it's red, it might be three times stronger (?)

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

Traditional sound making inside

※The contents are the same as #012. We will post the same contents.

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, #0013 has a special humbucker cover (Nekobucker).

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

The contents are the same as #012, making it an easy-to-use pickup.

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.

#013 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 #013 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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