Tubless WTB?
Note the wood reed is just there to be vibrated by the heavy string, and the pickup is mounted OUTBOARD of the string attachment point, which has the effect of amplifying mechanically it's motion. It worked better than even I expected, has a very mellow sound. Note the radio-shack pickup is used as is, just epoxy it to the board. I like the 273-059 slightly better, tried both (the 273-073a also), think it is less trebley. No alterations are made to the pickup, use as is.

--Norman Desrosiers