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Re: Neodymium magnets for bass pickups?

10/22/2004 4:05 PM
Bronco Billy Re: Neodymium magnets for bass pickups?
Rickenbacker's humbuckers have neodymium bar magnets (and twin steel blades). These are the pickups used on their 4004 bass series. They were introduced in the early 1990s.  
The 4004 pickups have plenty of bass, but I don't know how much of that is due to the magnet. The coils read about 14.4K and like all Rick pickups, they're #44.  
The same pickup is used in their 650 guitar series. I found it overly bassy in a guitar.

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