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 Post subject: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:04 pm 
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I have a Fender Cabronita Tele Thinline and love it, but would like to change out the ceramic pickup magnets from ceramic to alnico.

Has anyone taken these pickups apart to see if they use a standard humbucker size magnet? This could be a very easy upgrade.

While I am at it I want to wax pot these pickups. They feedback way too easily.

Anyone?

TJ


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 Post subject: Re: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:51 pm 
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tjnugent wrote:
I have a Fender Cabronita Tele Thinline and love it, but would like to change out the ceramic pickup magnets from ceramic to alnico.

Has anyone taken these pickups apart to see if they use a standard humbucker size magnet? This could be a very easy upgrade.

While I am at it I want to wax pot these pickups. They feedback way too easily.

Anyone?

TJ


I doubt very strongly that they would have any kind of unique specs, seeing that they are generic imports. Pop one of the covers and see what's what.

As always, this is merely IMO where YMMV.

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 Post subject: Re: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:50 pm 
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The Fidelitrons have alnico magnets already. Also the magnet size is shorter and taller than a PAF-sized magnet (you could probably stack two if you get the right length).

I'm curious why you thought the magnet was ceramic. If anything I thought the Fidelitron was warmer than the HS Filtertron which also is alnico.

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 Post subject: Re: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:54 pm 
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I called Fender and asked them what magnet was in the pickups... They said ceramic... Thank you for clearing that one up.

TJ

PS. I like the TV Jones versions much better than the stock Fidelitron's.


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 Post subject: Re: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:59 pm 
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No problem.

tjnugent wrote:
PS. I like the TV Jones versions much better than the stock Fidelitron's.


Can you describe what the differences are that you like? Transparency? Clarity? etc. thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Fidelitron Pickup Magnet Change
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:03 pm 
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The TV Jones pickups I have used are the PowerTron's. They have a 3D like quality about them. They are very musical and balanced. Nothing harsh about them. I have had a lot of guitars, and put a lot of different pickups in them. I was most impressed by the PowerTron and Seymore Duncan Antiquity Tele 50's. Just my taste... I am not a metal head, I am more of a blues player.

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