Nu Capsule

The Nu Series Modular Active Pickups are hacker friendly, general purpose pickups that can be used in a variety of applications.

Nu Multi

The Nu Multi is a complete multi-channel pickup comprised of multiple Nu Capsules in a familiar 'single-coil' form factor.

Nexus-GK

The Nexus-GK is a flexible, and hacker friendly breakout box that connects your multichannel guitar to the outside world.

News and Updates

More XRs Coming

The XRs, especially the XR8s and XR6s, are often out of stock. They sell out quickly! So sorry about that 🙁 My intention is to have a steady stream

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XR Basics

Cycfi XR pickups are not made with alien technology or special exotic materials to allow them to perform far beyond a normal pickup (although they

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Nu Update: Modular Design

How do you mount the Nu modular pickups? You’ve seen the basic Nu capsules before. Mounting these miniature pickups might be tricky. One way involves making a printed

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Nu Update and Road Map

The Nu modular pickup is ready. It’s been ready for quite some time now. The design and implementation is just about perfect, I would say. The

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The XRs are Back

We are pleased to announce that our second production run of the Cycfi XR series is now available for purchase at cycfi-research.com. We have worked

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Sato Koetsu’s Guitar

I have high regard and affection for anything Japanese. I love the people. I love the food. I love the unique culture, Japanese music, arts and certainly their craftsmanship.

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The Continuing Journey

After a long hiatus, I think the Nu is just about ready. This is the next evolutionary stage of our flagship multichannel pickup. Originally named the Neo, the Nu

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XR Preamp Schematic

I am incrementally updating the XR Data Sheet. I’ll post updates here every once in a while. Here’s the schematic of the XR preamplifier. The circuit

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Number One

The very first XR, serial number XR156-1 ready to go! This one goes to Charles Richardson. I feel some kind of attachment to these pickups, like

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Soapbar Take 2

I have mixed feelings with the Soapbar ring idea. Many like it, but some don’t. Jon Chang suggested transparent rings for that modern look that fits the XR’s unique

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Soapbar Ring?

With the current open-coil XR Quad coil 7 and 8 string design (image right), there’s empty space at the sides when placed in a guitar with

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Cycfi XR Custom Bass

Here’s a customization test case for a bass guitar. I needed to know if it is indeed feasible to provide custom pickups for users with very specific

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