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    Default Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Both are the same, standard Seymour Duncan humbucker size bars.

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Ceramic

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Id have to say ceramic
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    There's a measurement for that.

    But this screams, "I want to know something, but I'm asking the wrong question."

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    There's a measurement for that.

    But this screams, "I want to know something, but I'm asking the wrong question."
    that question either being "which magnet has a higher guass charge?", or "which magnet has more string pull?" i'm assuming.
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Both are close in Gauss, but their magnetic fields are projected in a different way.

    Now, what do you REALLY wanna know?
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Both are close in Gauss, but their magnetic fields are projected in a different way.
    I doubt that very much. No offense, but I'd like to know what makes you think this? A bar magnet for humbucker is magnetized cross-ways, period. Every magnetic domain will be pointing in the same direction unless affected later by some other magnetic field. There is nothing which can aim the field in a different direction once magnetized N-S.

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    It really depends on which kind of magnets... The Alnico8 from an Alt 8 has MUCH more string pull and power than the Ceramic from a Duncan Custom, from my experience.



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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Natman View Post
    Ceramic
    +1. Ceramics are very strong, I believe stronger than any alnico, and they hold the charge longer. And with less weight. This is why they took over.

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Natman View Post
    I doubt that very much. No offense, but I'd like to know what makes you think this? A bar magnet for humbucker is magnetized cross-ways, period. Every magnetic domain will be pointing in the same direction unless affected later by some other magnetic field. There is nothing which can aim the field in a different direction once magnetized N-S.
    I'm talking about PROJECTION no direction. Magnetism is projected to the strings through the screws polepieces and the slugs. The way magnetism is diffused (or projected) is a bit different between Alnico 8 and Ceramic.
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    +1. Ceramics are very strong, I believe stronger than any alnico, and they hold the charge longer. And with less weight. This is why they took over.
    I think the principal factor is that ceramics cost LESS.
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by ltkojak View Post
    i think the principal factor is that ceramics cost less.

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by LtKojak View Post
    I'm talking about PROJECTION no direction. Magnetism is projected to the strings through the screws polepieces and the slugs. The way magnetism is diffused (or projected) is a bit different between Alnico 8 and Ceramic.
    Different like how?

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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by TSE View Post
    Different like how?
    Different like male or female. Both are human species, but they're different.

    Did that help?
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    Default Re: Which is more magnetic: Ceramic or ALNICO 8

    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post

    But this screams, "I want to know something, but I'm asking the wrong question."
    It's more like: "I don't know what I want, but I'll know when I see it"
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