What makes a similar looking pickup sound different?
There are many factors that make similar looking pickups sound different. Here are some ideas: 1. Magnet material: A. grade The magnet material comes in several grades and dimensions. Earlier articles in VGM show various grades of magnetic materials B. supplier Depending on what supplier the fabricator gets the raw stock before grinding and cutting will determine the quality and standards used in making the magnet. C. how magnetized Magnets can be magnetized by several methods: discharge, inductors, impulse and in contact with other magnets. D. calibration Depending on the material and amount of ampre turns needed to magnetize the material to full saturation. Using lower ampre turns will not fully align the domains in the magnet and magnetizm will not be fully achieved. Calibration is determining the precise amount of magnetic field needed for a specific application and done with the use of calibrating inductors. E. age The age of the material will have an effect on the magnet with nat