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  • Airport X-Rays

    Hello all.

    I had a SH-13 Dimebucker, a SHR-1 Hot Rails and two SVR-1's go through airport X-ray machines about a week ago.
    Do any of you think (or know) if these X-rays can damage the pickups in any way?

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    Re: Airport X-Rays

    I'm no physicist. But, I can't see how it would happen. Copper, ceramic, and plastic are fairly inert. I s'pose you could always check the DC resistance and see if there's any difference.
    Originally posted by Scott_F
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      Re: Airport X-Rays

      Plain and simple: NO. At least not enough to be noticable

      An X-ray can expose film, yes. But were not talking about matter here, that could physically damage the pickup, but about radiation, an energy form more than anything else (OKOKOK; protons , neurons and such are Also particles, I know. But due to their size, that is completely irrelevant here ). If you took a pickup and laid it next to a live fuel rod from a nuclear reactor (and shielded the pickup from heat, of course), you d see no difference. The immense radiation MIGHT have weakened the magnet and materials a bit, but Im talking about a nuclear reactor and not some piddly-ass x-ray machine
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        Re: Airport X-Rays

        well my gordon smith has been through 6 of them.. and it doesnt sound any different to my ears
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        • #5
          Re: Airport X-Rays

          Just don't make it mad. You won't like it when it's mad.

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          • #6
            Re: Airport X-Rays

            I find that they get more transparent...


            OK, bad joke.
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            • #7
              Re: Airport X-Rays

              Originally posted by JammerMatt
              I'm no physicist. But, I can't see how it would happen. Copper, ceramic, and plastic are fairly inert. I s'pose you could always check the DC resistance and see if there's any difference.

              Well, I am a physicist and I don't see anything that could happen to the pickups... . The only possible sensitive part will be the magnets. And I don't think the X-rays will affect them anyhow. (may be this is the secret of the Dunc-Age process!! )

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              • #8
                Re: Airport X-Rays

                Originally posted by Benjy_26
                I find that they get more transparent...


                OK, bad joke.
                I laughed, so it wasn't that bad.
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