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What magnets do I need for my guitar pickup?

We are not experts on guitars or on pick ups but we hope the following is useful:

Different Guitars require different magnets for different strings. The following are the details of different types of pickups for different guitars:

Useful Information

  • Tele® bridge pickups are always south up.
  • Tele® neck pickups were north up but became south up in the mid 1950s.
  • Strat® were north up until 1960 when they became south up and remained this way with the exception of some of the newer models such as the 'Texas Specials'.
  • From 1957 the Jazzmaster has a north and south to make them hum-cancelling in the middle position. The same is true of the Jaguar, Mustang and Jazz Bass-paralleling Gibsons' new humbucking pickup.
  • The P-Bass has one part of the pickup north and the other south to make it hum-cancelling. Early P-Basses with the Tele-style headstock had a Strat-shaped single coil pickup Gibson P90s are always south up and the PAF humbuckers are south on the screwside and north up on the slug side.

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