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When building a guitar pickup should the wire touch the magnet? Answered

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Little_Buster (author)2009-05-17

They can. But i would insulate them. -Buster

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frollard (author)2009-03-27

They can touch, but they should be electrically insulated from each other (the wire should be insulated anyway). Long and short: The moving string thru the magnetic field induces an electric/magnetic current in the string, which induces a current in the coil, so they just need to be close to one another. Specific distances are important for specific tones - but 'make sound with coil' just needs a magnet, a conductive wire, and a coil.

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