So i know quartz has some interesting electrical properties. This image is just me sick of doing other stuff and tinkering. I used some larger gauge copper wire, a magnet, and a strip of copper shielding around a shard. I was going to strip some thin wire for a tight outer layer. Google only gave me tarot/rock store astrology stuff, figured someone here would know exactly how it could be done.
Quartz is piezoelectric. Pick a front and back, apply electrodes and then hit it!
What would you like to do with it?
This may assist in your enquiry…
Pickup for my scrapcaster. Rock to output. Ya, i was going to make it like a single coil. Thanks for the link, ill check it out.
Not sure you will have enough turns for a good pickup unless you make it active and as the quartz’s structure is dependent on orientation (side-side not end-end) and ignores a magnetic field.
Im a long time modder of guitars and happy to field diy pickup questions and can even steer this back to synths if required. Do keep experimenting.