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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Peter Rabbit, Apr 11, 2017.
If I place my spare pups together in a bin, do I run the risk of them de-magnetizing each other?
In theory, yes. However, you and everyone has been doing it forever and they always still sound great when you put them in a guitar. If you were Seymour Duncan you would know how to measure their magnetism and how to recharge them. He also makes them on purpose with less than full magnetism to get a more mellow sound.
I'm going looking for information about recharging pickups with one of those big neodymium magnets. Maybe I can get the plain third string to not be so loud.
I bought some custom Strat pickups from Don Mare and he specifically warns against storing pickups together where the magnets have the potential to come into contact. Thought I had read about this somewhere before, but in sorting through a box of miscellaneous guitar parts I came across the instructions that were included when I bought the pickups.
If the magnets are in a position where they attract, the field is increased and the effects of demagnetization are actually reduced. Humbucker sets can be safely stored stuck to each other that way. Opposing magnets are another story.
If you just toss pickups into a bin, you are risking physical damage to the coils and other parts.
Just be careful with reversed polarity sets. They tend to reproduce and in a matter of weeks you'll have pickups coming out your butt. Damn thinks are like rabbits.
I store mine like this. Keeps my fridgerdater tidy too!
*Note: No affiliation with Granville Guitars except as a still satisfied customer...
Sorry for going all sideways on you all. It's straight in my gallery.