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    Default how to tell the difference between alnico and ceramic VISUALLY

    i have a bunch of old pickups laying around and i'm wanting to switch out the ceramic magnet in a stock MIM strat humbucker to alnico and use it in my old beater LTD for the time being. how can i visually tell the difference between alinco and ceramic magnets?? or can i?
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    Default Re: how to tell the difference between alnico and ceramic VISUALLY

    Ceramic is darker than alnico, the best way is to use a multimeter as ceramic is nonconductive,so you will not get any reading

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    Default Re: how to tell the difference between alnico and ceramic VISUALLY

    cool thanks. i just bought a couple of A5 magnets off ebay since they're so cheap. lol cheaper than a multimeter. hah i can't find mine.
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    71 deluxe goldtop - [BB1, CWP P90]
    LTD MH-350NT - [BB3, BB2, BB1]
    Dean Avalanche 7 - [DiMarzio PAF7's]
    Ibanez RG-450 - [Air Norton, stock middle, Cruiser bridge in neck]
    LTD M-100 [2 GFS vintage hot strat pups]
    JSX, 212 with Texas Heat+Swamp Thang, 212 with Governors, 112 with 1947 radio speaker, modded Crybaby, Rootless Tree, Green Rhino, Bad Monkey. FX loop: Memory Boy, Skyverb

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