#1
i took my pickgaurd off my s-s-s strat is there anyway i can take a magnet off one of the pickups or something to make another one a lil hotter or make it not hum or something??
#2
^ yah, DON'T!! Unless you know exactly what your doing, DON'T **** with the magnets. Especially trying to replace them, not a good idea at all. Just buy new pickups if you want hotter ones, or route the body and install a humbucker if you want to get rid of the hum.
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#3
If you don't want hum you could put copper shielding tape in the electronics cavity. To make 'em hotter I'd suggest taking them somewhere to get it done. It involves rewinding the pickup. I suggest Lindy Fralin: http://www.fralinpickups.com/
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