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    Les Paul Forum Member
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    Do different 'brand' magnets make a significant difference?

    I'm pretty much set on my wind & magnet-type, just wondering if fiddling with the supplier makes a great difference. If so, how do the different suppliers compare? Much thanks, _Dreman.

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    Re: Do different 'brand' magnets make a significant difference?

    Buy your magnets from ThroBak as they’re made here in the States. Most others are made in China and the formula is wrong if you’re going for a vintage sound.

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    Les Paul Forum Member
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    Re: Do different 'brand' magnets make a significant difference?

    Cool. So, say a long Alnico 2. How does the formula change between different manufacturers? I thought A2 was a defined proportion of elements. Is it just the location from which the metal was mined?

    How will a ThroBak long A2 differ tonally from a (recent) stock Gibson or AddictionFX magnet?

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    Re: Do different 'brand' magnets make a significant difference?

    Check into throbak’s videos. They did a long form explanation about magnets of the same type from
    diffeenr sources and how they are charged differently and how that affects how the magnets will sound in a pickup assembly.

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