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Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

How far away should one keep an electric guitar from a speaker?


Pinetree
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May 5th, 2018 08:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

This far.



Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

You’re in good form this morning. (-:

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May 5th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never even thought about an electric guitar being stored away from a speaker.
I say it doesn't make much difference.

Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here’s the thing...

Several years ago I had a couple guitars hanging on the living room wall. Later I put my stereo speakers on stands which raised them up. One speaker was near a guitar. It degauss’d the magnet in the bridge humbucker. I put a new magnet in it and it came back to life. But, for the life of me, I can’t remember what distance that was. /-:

I’m living in tight quarters these days.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 11:21 AM, May 5th, 2018)

Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well... I probably answered my own question today. I played the guitar hanging nearest an amp. It's fine. I slid the amps further away and I shuffled some guitars around on hangers so that my acoustics are now nearest the amps.

This is a small and full room. Guitars down both sides - high and low.

I'm pretty sure I remember that the guitar mentioned above was about a foot or so away from the speaker when that happened.

RE: The afore-mentioned degauss'd pickup.

It was weird. The OD tone (gain dialed up on the amp) still worked. Switching to clean there was almost no sound.

Cal-Woody

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May 5th, 2018 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

My son left a guitar (Strat) lying against my amp that had large EV 12's in it and it killed the top two pickups and the bridge pickup was really weak, speaker magnet killed the magnets and had to replace them all! A horrible lesson learned!

Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

At least my lesson was learned with an open humbucker. It was easy and cheap to fix.

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May 5th, 2018 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Think about it this way: a Strat has 18 Alnico magnets in three groups of six, and they’re really close to each other. And they don’t pull down magnetism of their neighbors.

Sometimes a magnet goes dead all by itself. Probably what happened to you back then.

You can re-mag them with two small neo mags. It’s easy.

Leftee
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May 5th, 2018 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Could be. But it sure was quite the coincidence.

AlNiCo (in this case A2) can be influenced by proximity to other, stronger, magnets. In this case a woofer in a JBL.

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