(2) corduroyew said "Don't we like the eddy currents we get from alnico? I thought that the increased inductance was what gave us that classic "alnico sound".", which I interpreted that he may have mixed up eddy currents and inductance. Near as I can tell from the equations, inductance doesn't depend on the eddy current suseptibility or the actual currents in coil cores. Eddy currents are losses, inductance is storage.
(3) holding that perhaps incorrect idea, I said "Greater permeability is how you get increased inductance." indicating my belief that eddy currents don't increase inductance, but permeability does; I did this thinking that corduroyew had mixed up a term or two.
(4) I did not say that permeability does or does not increase eddy currents. Only that eddy currents don't change inductance. Which I think is true.[
So if you can help me here I'd appreciate it - which part of this did I get backwards?