Probably a dumb question about pickups and potentiometers

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  1. Tonebro

    Tonebro Junior Member

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    Not sure where to post this but here it is:

    I have a set of pickups and a bag of electronics (potentiometers, switch, wiring, etc.) from RS Guitarworks that I haven't haven't installed yet due to lack of funds, so they've just been laying around. Whilst following Jordan Peterson's invulnerable advice to clean my room, I moved the wiring kit and the pickups together and they were magnetically attracted to each other in a way that was not insignificant. Question: will this affect either the potentiometers or the pickups? I spent good money on each and would be really disappointed if that were the case.

    (I also could be imagining things; a magnet in my ecig recently ruined the screen on my laptop by being rested upon it accidentally, so I may only be paranoid. Hopefully that's all it is.)
     
  2. Big John

    Big John it's all about the shirt V.I.P. Member

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    nope
     
  3. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Nope again, pots are not bothered by magnetism.

    The pickups aren't either. Their magnets are magnetized by a machine hundreds of times more powerful than the strength of the magnets in your pickups.

    Only exception I can think of is some of the newer ones made with Neodynium, a Rare Earth Magnet that is incredibly powerful for its size.

    They can have a bad effect on normal pickup magnets if they get too close.

    Carry on, you should be fine! Have fun!

    This link will show you some of the dangerous types I am referencing just as an FYI.

    My buddy Dave makes a ceramic and Neodynium humbucker that won't play nice with Alnicos.

    http://sigilpickups.com/product/sigil-trendbuckers/
     
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  4. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    :laugh2:

    awesome
     
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  5. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    that one I had to see . from a man who advocates the use of DMT ( also good advice :thumb: )

     
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  6. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    My room is never messy though :laugh2:

    #IRock :dude:
     
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  7. Dun Ringill

    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    Ultimately, you should go ahead and install those pickups!
     
  8. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I hope Peterson is all for licking pussy!
     
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  9. DADGAD

    DADGAD Senior Member

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    Well he doesn’t believe in equality of outcome, so you can tell your Girlfriend/wife that’s why you finish first. Just tell her you have a gold medal in sex. You always come first.
     
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  10. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    As Borat would say:

    "I win!"
    :laugh2:
     
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  11. Tonebro

    Tonebro Junior Member

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    When I did DMT I went through a dream-like portal exclusively through and around my messy room. I think Jung was trying to tell me something.
     

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