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pickups vs. speakers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by pbass2, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Here's where I reveal how little I know about electromagnetic sorcery and whatnot, but a friend brought this up, and I thought "huh"?

    Is there any potential danger to having a bass(or guitar) sitting in very close proximity to a speaker for a long period of time? He suggested that the large speaker magnet could alter/affect the pickups over time. My thinking was, if it's even true, it would have to be VERY close, and for a LONG time, but I know nothing . . . .
    Any sense to this?
  2. !Rob!


    Mar 2, 2007
    This I can honestly say, I've never heard of. Millions of bass players have leaned their bass against their amp for prolonged periods (myself included) or had it very close on a stand. Never noticed a problem.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. I would like to know too.
  3. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
  4. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    wow--that's actually kinda cool . . . .;)

    yeah, I've always had basses next to amps/cabs too, so I dunno. Just looking for trouble I guess . . . :)

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