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TwilightOdyssey

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« on: July 17, 2005, 03:38:36 AM »
While I know about the mechanical advantages of using neodymium magnets, has anyone tried using them in guitar pickups? What are the results? Are there any inherent advantages and disadvatages (aside from the expense)?

dpmasunder

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 05:06:01 AM »
In my experience neodymium mags are very powerful, I know Fishman use them for their soundhole pickups but they are a long way from the strings and trying to read bronze wounds too.
Not sure if neodymium comes in different strengths.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 09:01:55 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2005, 10:28:40 AM »
I know Ed Roman's SD Black Back pickups use them, or so they say. There was also this Ndyme microphone that used it.
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Steve-Mr Pig 2U

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2005, 11:22:13 AM »
I know a few manufacturers use them, music man use them in some of there bass pickups. Neodymium is very cheap and extremely strong, that is probably the only reason it is used. Iíve never heard it before so I can comment on them sound wise.

We've got some big bars of it in the workshop for re magnetising and de magnetising mags.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2005, 05:22:09 PM »
It's all hype brutha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :twisted:

TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 05:56:25 PM »
Quote from: Kammo
It's all hype brutha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :twisted:

I figured as much; I mean, if it was worth doing, it would already be used.
I know in loudspeaker design it's a very useful magnet, since you can get a very powerful magnet in a small space; perfect for high-excursion loudspeaker applications!