do magnets and pots play nice together?

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  1. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Afflicted

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    Needing to improvise a control cavity cover attachment system under small, tight, crowded conditions.
    The normal lip/shelf route does not exist - nor can it.
    One possibility is 2 small (4mm) round magnets epoxied to the bottom of the cover, which would stick to the 2 pot backs, thereby holding the cover in place.
    Would the magnets compromise the function of the pots ?
    thanks
    /mike
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    One way to find out!! Try it and get back to us!
     
  3. guitarbuilder

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    Don't know the answer but if you have room for a couple pieces of truss rod leftovers or (3/16 steel rod)...they would not take up too much real estate and would be attractive to a couple magnets. You could drill for them and epoxy/super glue them into the control cavity. Just an idea anyway.
     
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    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

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    Really doubt it would be a problem.
     
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    SRHmusic Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Magnets should not have any effect on a potentiometer. The only thing I could think of is if there's some pull on a steel part that adds a little mechanical stress.
     
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    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    no problem. unless the carbon film in the pot has figured out a way to become magnetic..


    r
     
  7. Peegoo

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    No, there will be no interaction at all.

    The pickups make a much larger magnetic field than a 4mm disc magnet will.
     
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    Thanks gents.
    I shall give it a go.
     
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  9. RolandG

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    I’ve started using 1mm deep neodymium magnets held in place with cyanoacrylic glue. Neodymium has a far stronger magnetic field than traditional ferrite magnets.

    Just make sure that you get the magnets the right way round. I use a brad pointed bit drill to indent both the body and cavity cover by 1mm, put a drop of glue in each of the body indents, and drop two magnets on top. Then I put a drop of glue into the cover indents, and put the cover in place.
     
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