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Old 17th September 2019
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Originally Posted by CaptNasty View Post
So then why do we pot coils? Answer: To prevent the coils from vibrating with the body. If youbwere correct you would get some sound from the coils with non magnetic strings.... but you don’t. You my friend have bought into the myth. There is a fair amount of peer reviewed, scientific papers on this topic. Unfortunately you have to pay to access it. So the public at large is stuck with the myths and pseudo science being peddled on the public internet.

Harmonic content is generated by leaving more energy in the string not by moving energy to the body.
No. The pickups vibrate with the body because they are attached to it. The additional vibrations in the pickup structure are dampened by introducing wax