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What Would Happen???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by garretibanez, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. garretibanez

    garretibanez Guest

    If you mixed ceramic and alnico into one magnet i personally dont know there properties. Alnico have more bass and high and ceramic has more mids so would you get some kind of super pickup or a piece of crap????
  2. I have no idea, but combining two magnets means that there will probably be way too much string pull.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    that's not even remotely true.

    anyway, dimarzio ultra jazz pickups have alnico slugs "boosted" by ceramic bottom magnets, and they sound great.
  4. garretibanez

    garretibanez Guest

    sound is an opinion check this video
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Just use a neodymium magnet. The warmth of alnico and the highs of ceramic.


    There are other grades of alnico and ceramic also. Alnico 8 is as strong as ceramic 8, but sounds different. Ceramic magnets also have very low inductance due to the lack of metal, as in alnicos.

    Neos also have low permeability, since they are similar to ceramic magnets, but they have a low more low end than ceramics.
  6. garretibanez

    garretibanez Guest

    WHAT????????????????? Can some one please explain this to me about the grades of metal and the what magnets does Bartolini use
  7. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Alnico magnets are composed primarily of aluminum (Al), nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co), with the addition of iron, copper.

    Ceramic (ferrite) magnets are composed of iron and barium or strontium oxides, but are non conductive.

    Neodymium magnets are made of an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron, and Samarium-cobalt magnets are primarily composed of samarium and cobalt.

    Bartolini uses ceramic magnets.

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