Electric guitar pick-up / electromagnetism question?

In this instructable, an electric guitar pick-up is made by winding the wire around a magnet sandwiched between two small pieces of wood to keep the coil in place.

If I were to replace the wood with steel discs, would it still work as a guitar pick-up?

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benbar126 years ago
Yes, it will make the pickup more powerful but it will change the tone.
Re-design6 years ago
It will also change the tone.
Kiteman (author)  Re-design6 years ago
In a good way, or a bad way?

Can't tell until you try it. And good to me might be bad to him. I would expect that it would cut more of the lows but I might be wrong. I hope he'll build it both ways and then come back and tell us what he found out.
rickharris6 years ago