- Alnico 4 Rough surface bar magnet
- For humbucker and P90 pickups
- A4 - one end painted yellow for easy identification
- 2.5" x .5" x .125" thick
- Qty 2
MM or CM to Fractions of Inches
High quality magnets that are dimensionally correct and consistent
I swapped the A5 magnet in a 9k bridge humbucker for this magnet and I really like the results. It is a classic rock machine now, with a bit of A2 creaminess and chime, but a firmer low end response plus a little extra compression. It is the best of the 70's in a bar.
Someone said that alnico 4 can be a great secret weapon in a bridge pickup. I had alnico 2 and wanted to try something different. Alnico 5, whether the strong version or the unoriented, put too much of a prominent resonant frequency in the tone. These rough cast A4 magnets were just the thing to knock down that peak and get a nice even tone in the bridge pup, so I don't have to turn down the tone knob as much. That way I can keep it brighter without being harshly piercing. I've got this magnet in an 8k and another 10k bridge pup.
Perfect magnet for PAF replicas. Cast just like the original. I personally use these in all of my guitars and to me give the most natural sound to any pickup. Always have helped clean a muddy neck pickup in a Les Paul. Not every one's cup of tea but worth a try at this price.