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Old January 15th, 2005, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to recharge a pickup magnet?

I have a really nice Strat pickup that has one magnet almost dead (low E).

My question is how do you recharge?


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Old January 15th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you'll need to Call a rewinding service, and send it in..
A magnitizer is not Cheap$
good luck,
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Old January 16th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure it is 'almost dead'. You'll need a gauss meter, and it's difficult to find a good 'cheap' one. Any shop that repairs speedometers will be able to check the magnetic strength, and you'll know. They can possibly recharge it. I have looked over many 'cheap' recharging units, and strangely enough, many state they are not meant to recharge Alnico V magnets :?. If you have no common sense, you can expend a lot of time and effort and build your own. I would imagine it is just a large DC voltage; wrap the wire around an iron core, and have a magnetic 'gap'. But before I did anything, including sending it out to someone else, I would take a compass and determine which direction the charge is right now. That way, there can be no embarassing moments later.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello D,

Send it to me and I'll charge it for you for free... you just pay the shipping! I have a very powerful charger that can charge pretty much any geetar pickup around. You can email me at


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Old January 16th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Doc Kaufman's electric car! . . .

I remember Hamel saying that years ago he'd go to Doc Kaufman's house and hook-up pups to his car (converted VW).
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