Swapping the magnet in a Duncan JB

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  1. csplayer089

    csplayer089 Senior Member

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    After doing some reading/research, this seems pretty simple. Any suggestions on what type of magnet to use? I mostly play hard rock and metal. I'm not looking for vintage tones.

    Alnico 8?
     
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    Do the 8 and never look back.
     
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    csplayer089 Senior Member

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    Just ordered an A8. We'll see how it goes!
     
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    Magnet swap successful! Sweet jesus. You're right about never looking back. The midrange has been smoothed out so much. And it's a LOT more crunchier; i.e. doing heavy palm mutes and percussive techniques sound and feel a lot more powerful. Also, I put it in reverse to get an out of phase sound when using both pickups. I did this mainly because I don't have push pull pots on the guitar I put it in. Out of phase sounds really cool. Good shit.

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    Glad to hear it worked out for ya.
    Now, the next time you run into a p'up you can't get along with, you know what to do.
    MAG SWAP IT:cool:
     
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