EveryDay Science: Magnetism Part 10

Brian, Taylor and Bailey experiment with a magnet, a coil of wire, and an electric guitar. This is how a pickup works on an electric stringed instrument such as a guitar or bass.

What’s Going On?

The magnet magnetizes the guitar string, and when the string moves, it creates a changing magnetic field inside of the coil. This creates electricity in the wires of the coil, which can be amplified to produce some awesome music.

What situations will a magnet not make better?