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    Magnets, how do they work?

    Hello,

    Well, I've had these pickups (pictured) for years, which are from a semi-hollow Marinucci, made in Japan in maybe the 70s. A guitar I trashed in high-school. I hope it wouldn't be worth anything now...
    They're pretty much the aesthetic I want, and without spending a cent.

    Anyway, I read on the internet that you can slap some extra pickup magnets on the back, so thats what I've done, and I think the output is OK now unless I'm just imagining things. Not a bad sound at all, just a bit thin. I'm wondering if I could get more out of them? Will lesser value pots/removing the tone knob do anything? Different magnets? I also have some kind of gain switch that seems to require a 9v battery in another guitar that I could maybe re-purpose.

    Thanks
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    #2
    I answer my own questions with Google, and decide to change nothing because now I like it and I'm afraid to change it again. So many years with higher gain pickups feels wasted. And just slapping extra magnets on some junk drawer pickups still seems like warhammer ork logic to me. Must need to Google more for an inkling.

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      #3
      So you like lower-output pickups? That's cool, that gives you a ton of options.

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        #4
        A happy accident, I haven't explored the implications... And a cool back story if I need one: possibly 55 year old pickups bought as part of a wall decoration by my old man 17 odd years ago. The most vintage things I will ever have

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          #5
          By slapping a magbet on do you just mean to the bottom of the baseplate?

          If so you would get better results replacing the actual magnet.
          Last edited by Tony; 07-24-2021, 08:46 AM.

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            #6
            I was just going by info that washed up on Google, such as the attached picture.
            The back plates are sealed up if I remember rightly, no screws, so I think opening them would destroy them
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              #7
              Originally posted by DingusMaximus View Post
              I was just going by info that washed up on Google, such as the attached picture.
              The back plates are sealed up if I remember rightly, no screws, so I think opening them would destroy them
              Ah yeah of you've got no way to remove the baseplate you can't really do it.

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