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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 LP deluxe goldtop - [BB1, CWP mini]
    10 LTD MH-350NT - [BB3,BB2,BB1]
    99 LTD M-100 - [L500XL(Bill&Becky), GFS A2 classic(A5)]
    Lap steel made from scraps and a GFS A2 classic
    JSX(modded), texas heats, cry baby(modded), bad monkey, memory boy, expression factory

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