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question about recharging magnets.

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by SamBooka, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. SamBooka

    SamBooka Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 19, 2007
    Montreal
    So idiot me stored the A5 magnets for one of my pickups and I think they lost a good chunk of their change. I am going to try recharging them with some hard drive magnets (from some huge old school scsi drives)

    I saw the stewmac vid and have read the forum comments but have one question:

    Everyone says dont let the magnets you are charging touch the mags. that are doing the charging or it will demagnetize them or run your A5.

    Why cant I just crazy glue a 1/16 wooden spacer on the surface of the HD magnets?

    Just wondering.

    Thanks

    Drew
     
  2. If it touches the magnet it wont degauss it but it could reverse the polarity of the magnet being charged
     
  3. motor_city_tele

    motor_city_tele Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 25, 2005
    motor city
    i use neo-something or another type of magnets. I wrap the bobbin in felt and use a small c-clamp to hold the magnets. I then slide it over the felt protected poles for about 30 seconds , back and forth until charged.
     
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  5. Mreilander

    Mreilander Tele-Holic Vendor Member

    599
    Apr 3, 2011
    Vancouver Canada
    just stick the pup in a ziplock bag before you run in through. I used to stick my magnets on a vise. C-clamp will work too, I just found the vise easier.
     
  6. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    70
    Mar 3, 2003
    NJ via TX
    not rocket science. anyone with a "C" clamp and a pair of neodymium mags can charge, recharge, or reverse the polarity of most any pickup, single coil being the easiest ....

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
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