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Hexaphonic MIDI pickups like the Roland GK-3 send a separate signal for each pickup to the 13-pin output jack and, although many processing units will only model a few signal paths (e.g. separating top three and bottom three is pretty common), there are ways to split out each string separately. For example, see separate-strings.co.uk, which is dedicated to ...
Anything loose in the guitar or the transducer can cause a ring or snare. This can be as ridiculous as the beginning of a string resting loosely on the top of the guitar. Or the adhesive pad (?) for the transducer might have grown loose spots. Unless the problem is in direct vicinity of the transducer, you should be able to discern it when playing loudly ...
The EMF won't do any damage to the pickups (or the amp, for that matter... one of the longer-remaining applications of tubes outside music was in military electronics, because unlike solid-state elements, tubes hardly bother about the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear bomb until they're melted by the heat. And the speakers are driven by the tubes, which ...
Won't harm the pickups. Just watch your amps. That kind of sparc noise smokes through tweeters at volumes that you'd consider way on the harmless side.
If you have a battery plugged in or some other means of powering it, then it is active. I would not recommend plugging it into standard speakers directly as the pickup will not be line level.
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