Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester

Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester

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.


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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

Handy tool backed by StewMac's excellent customer service

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The benefits of this tester are well known, so I have nothing to add regarding how useful it can be for any magnet polarity puzzle. But sadly my sample arrived with a slight defect that I was able to semi-resolve on my own. I just did what I thought Dan might do in the same situation. The tester then worked "good enough," but still not perfectly. I mentioned my trouble in a product review and, to my great surprise and delight, StewMac sent me a replacement tester without even being asked. Excellent customer service like this is very hard to find these days, but Dan isn't the only "old school" benefit of dealing with StewMac. That's why I don't even bother to shop elsewhere. StewMac is the real deal.

5.0

Very handy!

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A very handy item for the complete guitar nerd.

5.0

Handy tool

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Verified Buyer


This a great little gadget to test magnet polarity for those out these who make pickups and any one interested in guitar electronics

5.0

Great tool! A simple and easy way to tell pickup polarity!

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Works great, especially on stat-style guitars for hum canceling on positions 2 and 4.

A very welcome addition to my other fine tools from Stew-Mac!!

5.0

Scatter Magnet Polarity tester

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Verified Buyer


Simple tool to find the polarity of any Magnet or pickup polarity, reasonable price,
Could do with being a bit longer with a pen pocket type clip adding so it doesn't dissappear into the depths of your pocket while in the workshop. Great speedy service from StewMac as usual. Recommended.

5.0

Does The Job

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Verified Buyer


Arrived on time. Good product. Easy to use. That's a no brainer.

5.0

Better Than A Compass!

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Verified Buyer


Sure, you could use a tiny compass, but this tool is just easier to use.

5.0

Polarity Tester

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Verified Buyer


This is one of the Coolest tools I have bought. It is really helpful in determining the polarity of a pickup. It leaves no doubt. I am working on a pickup of mu own design and discovered I had the polarity reversed with the standard single coil I was putting in the guitar. Saved a lot of work removing and reversing the magnet. I highly recommend if you are working with pickups.

5.0

Solved my pick up problem

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Had a problem with a 74 gibson l5s. The tool showed the bridge pickup magnet was the wrong polarity making the middle pickup switch sound thin and Out of phase. Gibson installed the wrong pickup in 74 and it was never fixed until now. Thanks to the tool it only took a minute to solve the mystery.

5.0

Simple tool, serves its intended purpose

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Not much more to say about this thing. It works. It's reasonably priced. A necessity for anyone interested in swapping pickups, or repairing or making them.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 74 See Schatten Magnet Polarity Tester
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