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Touching Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by EvanDaw, Mar 28, 2003.


  1. EvanDaw

    EvanDaw

    Feb 27, 2003
    Derry PA
    Is it bad to have 2 pickups sticking together? I would think that it would mess up the magnetism.
     
  2. They arent 2 pickups touching, its one split pickup. Do a search on "precision pickup".
     
  3. Bonafide

    Bonafide

    Oct 15, 2002
    Pickups sticking together is fine. If you store 2 pickups and the poles are touching and the pickups are sticking together, no harm will be done. You can deguass a pickups magnetism if it comes into contact with a raelly strong magnet like neodynium or rare earth magnet.

    BTW- A P-bass pickup or precision bass pickup is 2 coils not 1. They are actually 2 pickups wired together in series.
     
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    I seem to remember Bill Lawrence recommending against storing pickups this way. I don't have the details. Maybe they can be found on the web.