Modern WRHB - Pole Magnet Swaps?

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Modern WRHB - Pole Magnet Swaps?

Post by Danley » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:04 am

Triggered by the new Starcaster thread - has anyone actually bought the a2/a5 screw magnets available places online, and yanked the ceramic bar from a modern Fender/Squier WRHB? There are at this point half a dozen WRHB iterations between Squier, Fender, Mexican, Japan etc. Is a particular one better suited to the magnet swap?
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Re: Modern WRHB - Pole Magnet Swaps?

Post by timtam » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:29 am

Along similar lines ...
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 8&t=109836

Most WRHB discussion goes on over at TDPRI where Telenator mostly hung out. There has been some fiddling with cheaper WRHB over there eg
http://www.tdpri.com/threads/gfs-cerami ... ts.627145/
GFS sells some of the cheapest HB clones in WRHB cases that you could pull apart.
https://www.guitarfetish.com/GFS-WideTo ... c_488.html

The commercial pickup companies that offer to convert new to old style also rewind the coils on bigger bobbins when they swap the pole pieces IIRC. And add the reflector plate.

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