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Ceramic to Alnico conversion

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by -Asdfgh-, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    I did this on a Strat, as the precharged poles came in packs of six. Took about half an hour, and a great improvement in sound.

    I've ordered several packs to try a bass.
  2. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Interesting....looking forward to hearing your results
  3. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    I should note these were alnico V. The output is lower, the bass end warmer, the upper end less harsh, but with slightly extended top end.
  4. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    The Strat is now complete, unstaggered poles. The centre pickup was not reverse wound, so I swapped the magnet direction. I had to dribble in wax and glue a plastic card base plate on to keep the poles in place. It sounds amazing.

    I popped open a Squier 2005 PJ, but the pickups had already been replaced with a design I dud not understand. I will look at another bass to test.
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