The Alnico II Classic is a superb set for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain. The earliest Gibson Patent-Applied-For (or"PAF") pickups used a range of magnets, but PAFs made with Alnico II have always held a special place in many a guitarist's heart.
If you have ever heard someone describe a PAF as"flute-like" or"more like a single coil than a humbucker" - that's the Alnico II working its magic.
At higher gain settings, the Alnico II Classic really nails the fluid distortion sound of players like Slash, who use the smooth attack and longer sustain of the neck to great effect during solos, and the tighter, fizzier tones available from the bridge for rock rhythm work.
•All parts are custom-made for the best tone possible - no standard parts are being used.
•Calibrated winding for even volume balance across all standard positions.
•High-gloss deluxe bobbins - no other humbucker on the market has the same lustre and shine.
•Four-conductor wiring is standard on all models.
•Screws and springs included in the box.
•All coils scatterwound on our 999-step CNC winding machines.
•All coils wax-potted to avoid feedback at high-gain settings.
•Spacing: All AC-series humbuckers use 50mm spacing, as measured from the center of the low E to the centre of the high E polepieces.
•Baseplate: All Tonerider humbuckers are built with medium-length 9mm baseplate legs for easy installation in a wide variety of instruments.
Bridge pickup: Alnico 2 Bar Magnets - DCR 8,3K - Inductance 4,9H