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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Swapping magnets?

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Edmond, OK

Nov 10th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

An earlier thread got me wondering how difficult it would be to change magnets on a pickup out. (Seems people have done so.)

Where would you procure t magnets anyway?



Nov 14th, 2017 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ebay has plenty of them 4 sale. You can't swap alnico poles in a vintage design pickup, tho you can in plastic bobbin pickups. Press and pull out with a pair of pliers, press new in making sure they are oriented correctly. With humbuckers, which i assume is more likely what u r asking about, unwrap tape, loosen the 4 small screws holding the coil on at the bottom, push the old mag out and insert new, again making sure orientation is the same. Quite easy actually.


U.S. - Virginia

Nov 16th, 2017 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Stewmac and mojotone have them as well.

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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 17th, 2017 06:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve done quite a few humbuckers. It works out well.

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Edmond, OK

Nov 17th, 2017 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee was it worthwhile?
I've got several different types coming from fleabay.

Ere all your mods on ceramics?

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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 17th, 2017 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Usually on ceramics, yes.

But I did do two StewMac Golden Age humbuckers. They were A5 and I swapped the magnets to A2. I prefer A2 in my bridge HBs. It worked out great in those two guitars.

I like the sweeter top end of A2 in a bridge HB.

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