Mag-swapped my mini humbuckers

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by rumblebox, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. rumblebox

    rumblebox Member

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    I decided to keep the mini humbuckers and do some mag swapping to dial them in how i want. I used an alnico8 and a roughcast A4. Im going to swap the RCA4 for a UOA5 though cuz the A8 bridge pup overpowers the neck pup now. The factory mags are a little shorter, but i maganed to squeeze the new ones in. Im also getting rid of the soldered-on nut and just using springs.


    The mag swap did exactly what i wanted. The treble is rounded off, and the bottom end is more present.

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  2. socalscott

    socalscott Member

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    Good times right there indeed. Considering booteek mini pricing, props for the tinkering and give up some impression of the changes that transpired.

    Any reason you didn't go UOA5/RCA4?

    Mag source please, w/pricing?
     
  3. rumblebox

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    the A8 sounds really similar to a UOA5 but ballzier.

    i got the mags from addictionfx on ebay each mag runs me about 2 or 3 bucks.
     

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