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Title: Solar storm, Magnetic storm
Post by: Jerome Malsack on March 08, 2012, 09:35:27 am
With the solar storm for today and tomorrow. I had a question on this being a magnetic storm and impacts transformers and saturation.  How would this affect the magnetic pickups on guitars or dynamic microphones or ribbon microphones?
Title: Re: Solar storm, Magnetic storm
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on March 08, 2012, 10:29:41 am
Most of the solar wind of charged particles get diverted by the Earth's magnetic flux lines and toward the poles. Extreme fields can punch through the protective magnetic shell, but I am not aware of observable events around small devices.

Large power distribution systems, and satellites are another story.

JR

Title: Re: Solar storm, Magnetic storm
Post by: Brian Tennyson on March 08, 2012, 01:11:18 pm
Most of the solar wind of charged particles get diverted by the Earth's magnetic flux lines and toward the poles. Extreme fields can punch through the protective magnetic shell, but I am not aware of observable events around small devices.

Large power distribution systems, and satellites are another story.

JR

At any rate, it gives us a good excuse if things go haywire!  ;D