Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tempering Magnets

This is something I read about quite a while ago and tried it out on the spur of the moment. Basically you cook the magnets in an oven at 400 degrees or so for about an hour and a half. That's not hot enough to affect the strength of the magnet, I think that takes 1700 degrees or more, but it does even out the magnetic field. According to my magnetometer the field is nicely balanced out on the whole length of the magnet.

I have seen this technique called "aging" but as I stated earlier it's not enough heat to have any effect on magnet strength. I have found slightly degaussing the magnet to be a better practise to achieve a killer tone.

And speaking of tone, listen to this.

3 comments:

alistair said...

http://hypgnosys.blogspot.com/2007/01/goldtop-blues.html

here`s the video of the modded p90s in my gold top.....

i`m fully dressed as promised, but the gold girl is naked.

Jon said...

Thanks mate! I don't see any girl though...

dr.alistair said...

the gold one.....the one cradled in my arms as i caress her to.....um, well, er........i need a life don`t i?