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    Default Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Should be pretty simple. Order unmagnetized mags from addfx then epox them together and magnetize them. jeremy, what do I use to magnetize them?
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Ive been wanting to do this with some a5s for a while. I would rather magnetize them with a real electric magnetizer but whenever I look for local people or shops, I never get a reply.

    You’d think that addictionfx would just simply offer the service all at once.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    I always thought that you get yours from Britain, Clint. I thought about it but after the fees and prices, amount of time, and possible manhandling by customs, it’s not attractive to me.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Yes, I have been getting them from Britain. After seeing the last batch and how simple it seems to put 2 magnets together I thought I should start making them. I think I spent like $40 shipped for 2 mags.
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Neobydinum magnet construct thingy. Had seen it in a vid once on youtube, the magnetizing/demagnetizing process is aimple. Building that construct maybe a little work I guess.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    What about a group buy and see about having mags properly made to that size, not bonded?

    What mags are you thinking?

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    That would be cool. Who would fabricate them? Cermag only sells A5 and 8 as continuous double thick mags and they bond A2,3,4,6.

    I guess I don't really need any more double thick mags right now. I have my favorites, A2,6,and 8. I would like to try double thick A3 in the bridge. Also would like to not have to pay high prices and wait 3 weeks in the future.
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    im not sold on the bonded thing but what do i know. as far as having someone make them, i used to get all my magnets from allstar magnetics and im sure they would make a batch if we paid them a zillion dollhairs. not sure if there is a manufacturer that already is geared up to do these things.

    as far as magnetizing them, neo magnets work fine most of the time. an electromagnet is pretty sweet too though.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Stuck a bonded double thick A2 in my new Fralin and it's the best ever. I'm pretty sure it works. Another benefit would be to use 2 different alnicos.

    So what materials do you use and how do you go about doing it?
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Trying to learn lol.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    I received a PJ Marxx epoxy potted pickup that was demagnetized and I just placed it between two used 12-inch speaker magnets and let it sit that way for a month. One speaker face down and one face up on a stack of books so the poles attracted. In the 10 years since then I haven't had to recharge the magnet. Otherwise if you place it between two neodymium bar magnets that will charge them too.
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Couldn't an electromagnet be used to magnetize something?
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    What do you reckon pickup manufacturers use?
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    id assume an electromagnet but i never asked

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    What are the resulting characteristic differences in the pickup using each magnet type with double thick vs single?

    For example, does double thick just increase the output while keeping the same sonic signature?

    Or does it raise output and roll off highs uniformly? Or do something to the bass end, uniformly?

    Or does it do something uniquely different with each mag type?

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    More output, fatter, deeper, and less harsh. Although it doesn't sound to mute any highs.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    I was expecting slightly more thorough answers on how to professionally magnetize humbucker magnets.
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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    there are two common options, rare earth magnets or an electromagnet. not sure what else you wanna know?

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55 View Post
    I was expecting slightly more thorough answers on how to professionally magnetize humbucker magnets.
    A big part is verification. Getting a magnetic meter is the first step.

    The methods above never led me to a "full" charge, but I didn't try too hard. If you have a meter you can verify. If the home methods give you the charge you want you don't have to care what is done in professional setups.

    Overall I bet that pickup manufacturers just buy magnetized magnets and don't mess with them except for special operations.

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    Default Re: Time to distribute double thick mags to the forum. Calling jeremy.

    Wondering if there is a device that I can buy that will charge fully and the poles in the right spot. If there's not, wondering what specific materials and procedures are required to diy.
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