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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

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went from never knowing what this was to using it every time i play

5.0

It works

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Took a little time to figure out how it actually worked, but when I did it was really so simple.

5.0

must-have for checking out used guitars and basses

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I haven't been bitten by the pickup-making bug (yet) but this is handy for those "is it SUPPOSED to sound like that?" mysteries, especially when considering purchasing used instruments. It's not expensive and just works.

5.0

Love this almost affordable tool

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Let's face it, it's a plastic tube with a little magnet in it. Is it worth $10? Yes, and no. StewMac items are often very overpriced, and this one is, too, even at a relatively low price. But it was worth $10 to me because it works well, and I find it useful. If I was a little less lazy I could have put together this same tool for less than a dollar. But I paid for the convenience and got it.

5.0

Schatten Magnet

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A1--Excellent!

5.0

Buy this polarity tester sooner than later...

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I waited to buy this, and paid the price.
Working with certain guitar pickups, that have identical hex slugs on both sides(certain DiMarzio and their Japanese 1980's copies), it is hard to know which direction, for certain, to install them into the guitar. Sometimes the guitar comes from the factory(or previous owner) with one or more pickups flipped around. Sometimes you actually want this effect...
Well, I unintentionally installed some pups backwards, and yes...it changes the sound and other dynamics. Then I had to rip the guitar apart again, so I could flip the pickups around.
-Its the last thing I want to do after a complete guitar re-build or setup...
Never again. I bought this Schatten polarity tester, and now I will know(as I go) which direction to install pickups...

5.0

a must tool

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This is a must tool for everyone, including those trying to buy pickups to replace their stock ones. this tool will tell you which side your pickup magnets face so you do not end having out of phase sound.
thanks for the wonderful customer service experience too.

5.0

Just what I needed

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I needed to determine the polarity of single coils for hum cancelling. I can do it with a magnetic compass but this is more convenient and reliable.

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.

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