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ZackyH
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02/08/2002 4:34 am
http://www.guitartricks.com/2000/trick.php?trick_id=3863

The upload actually worked this time. Check it out and tell me what you think of that.
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02/08/2002 8:07 am
Very nice dude, a nice trick you can use as an intro or outro :D gotta love the special effects.
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02/11/2002 6:04 pm
Ok, I have a question about this one. Will a magnet mess up my pickups? My cousin said it wouldn't but he's a piano player and has only been playing the guitar for 6 months. I don't know if he knows everything about it.
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02/11/2002 8:35 pm
The pickups are built around permanent magnets. A strong magnet might mess them up. A piece of steel bar may work almost as well for your trick, without risk to the pickups.
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02/11/2002 10:51 pm
Will a piece of steel mess mess up the sound? When I put a magnet over the pickup and hit it it makes the weirdest sound. It's sort of like static with a lot of bass in it. I'll have to try it to see if your suggestion makes the same effect. Also you should hear the sound it makes when you switch to the neck pickup while leaving a long magnet/steel metal (I know that it will most likely work either way for this trick) on the bottom pickup. Have it set up where most of it is hanging off the strings, hit the hanging part and it vibrates the strings. It sounds pretty cool.
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02/12/2002 4:00 am
No, steel doesn't work. I can't do the heartbeat with a piece of steel because it does nothing to the deepness of the sound.
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02/12/2002 4:13 am
Originally posted by Lordathestrings
The pickups are built around permanent magnets. A strong magnet might mess them up. A piece of steel bar may work almost as well for your trick, without risk to the pickups.


It would have to be a pretty damn strong magnet to do it though, wouldn't it?
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02/12/2002 6:09 am
Originally posted by Raskolnikov
It would have to be a pretty damn strong magnet to do it though, wouldn't it? [/B]
The pickup magnets aren't all that strong.

Also, the quest for 'that vintage sound' means ther are a lot of pickups put there with Alnico magnets, which don't hold their magnetism very well. I'm sure you've heard that 'the new ones don't sound the same', even when built to exactly the same specs as the old ones. One of the reasons is that the older magnets have lost some of their original strength.

Back to your question: I wouldn't want to use something like a rare-earth magnet. Those little buggers would pull the teeth out of "Jaw's" mouth!!
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02/12/2002 6:21 pm
This magnet isn't huge. It's about the same size as a pickup. It has a long handle on the end of it. BTW, my guitar costs $150 so it's not all that great. I always thought electricity was running through the guitar and powered the magnets so they didn't lose their power.
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02/13/2002 12:50 am
Nope, here's how it works:

The magnets in your pickups create an electromagnetic field. When you play the strings, they move that field. Now when an electromagnetic field moves through a wire, it creates a weak electrical current, which is what's sent to your volume/tone controls, then out to the effects and/or amp.
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02/13/2002 1:46 am
I also found out that my cousin is an electrician so wouldn't he know better?
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