Does a dummy coil need a magnet?

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  1. Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit Tele-Holic

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    When wiring up a dummy coil to reduce hum in single coil modes, does the dummy coil need a magnet attached to it, or is the coil alone enough? And, what about the slugs?
    Thanks, dudes and dudettes.
     
  2. darren7

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    Shouldn't need a magnet or pole pieces. It's there for electrical purposes only.
     
  3. ndcaster

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    A coil wrapped around a magnet is what you call a "pickup."
     
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    A dummy coil has no magnet. Its purpose is to sense only the ambient electrical field and not the strings.
     
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