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Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester

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Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester

About This Item

Refined by Les Schatten especially for guitar shops, this tester is useful for troubleshooting and testing pickups and wiring.

Pickup rewinding specialist J.M. Rolph has noted, "How many times have you wired a pickup and found it's magnetically out of phase, with the same thin, low-powered sound as a pickup that's wired out of phase, even though the lead wires looked right?" By indicating the north or south magnetic orientation of a pickup's polepieces, this polarity tester can help you avoid the problem.

With a basic knowledge of vintage pickup magnet polarities (instructions are included), this tool is also a quick way to determine a pickup's authenticity.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to open a humbucker and reverse the polarity

Erick answers a customer question about reversing a humbucker's pickups, and finds that the hardest part is getting the cover off the pickup!

Instructions

Product Instructions

Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester Instructions

Jim Rolph explains the importance and use of the Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester.

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5.0

Very handy

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Something I hadn't thought of when purchasing, just how handy this tool is when doing a quick appraisal of any guitar. This makes odd pickup configs/installs very obvious. If you buy and sell guitars, I recommend sticking one of these in your pocket.

5.0

Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester

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I work on a ton of guitar and amp electronics in my business. This is definitely a handy tool to have on hand for guitar pickups,

Paul Willett
True Fret Guitar, LLC
Milton, WI

5.0

POLARITY TESTER

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Simple but effective. So handy to have around.

5.0

Like most things 

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perfection lies in simplicity of design. It's so much easier than futzing with a compass and it doesn't wander around if other things like repair magnets or speakers are within 5 miles of your pickups. Highly recommended.

4.0

great tool if you don't own a compass

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OK, I get it, a new tool to check pickup magnet polarity. I have been using my old compass from the Boy Scouts and that works too. So if you already have a compass why bother getting another one?
Just tried the compass on my iPhone, that's not going to work!

5.0

get off the couch...

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Mysteries of the universe solved!

5.0

Very useful guitar pickup tool

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I used to check polarity of my pickups using other devices which originally were meant to provide different functionality but I have finally found something very small and practical that was designed to do the exact action of checking pickups' magnet polarity. Basic tool for every guitar player who wants to make sure that all pickup positions are correct and there are no weird out-of-phase and similar artefacts present in your guitar.

5.0

Small, cheap and usefull!

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Nothing more to say. Just buy it already!

4.0

Simple useful tool

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Not much to it, but sure comes in handy when installing pickups that you don't know anything about.

5.0

nice

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this just takes the guess work out of the polarity of the pickup... i would recommend this to anyone....

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