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Was thinking of doing some experimenting with a rear twin jazz pickup. Bar magnets mounted to the bottom of pole pieces. E string magnets are just smaller snapped bits of magnet. 

Would it be worth removing the weak bar magnets and attaching little neodymium ones? 

 

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Yes, the neo's are like pumping steroids into a pickup. 👍

I did it to an epi eb0, stock pickup is crazy low output, swopped the magnets with neo ones and it made a massive difference. 😀

 

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I bought 60mm long neo bar magnets from Ali-Ex.

Still never got round to trying them,but my plan was leave the old ones in place.

 

 

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3 hours ago, hooky_lowdown said:

Yes, the neo's are like pumping steroids into a pickup. 👍

I did it to an epi eb0, stock pickup is crazy low output, swopped the magnets with neo ones and it made a massive difference. 😀

 

I had an eb0 that other than the tone, and maybe the bridge I really liked. What was the difference? 

 

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41 minutes ago, Twincam said:

I had an eb0 that other than the tone, and maybe the bridge I really liked. What was the difference? 

 

More output and aggressive sounding.

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49 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

More output and aggressive sounding.

Instead of mud? Lol

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Unscientific 5 minute test.

 

6mm x 1mm Neodym disc placed at the bottom of alnico 5 pole piece. Not a great deal of difference.

Same size disc placed on the exposed pole piece. Massive jump in output but I'm getting a weird almost tremolo vibe,probably the wrong use of words 😀

 

Up at 5am so that's as far as I'll get tonight.

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I would guess that the tremoloish sound is possibly due to the magnetic pull on the strings - lowering the pickups into the body might help with that

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