Alnico Holding Magnets Red Painted with Female Thread, AlNiCo Cylindrical Permanent Pot Magnet with inner threaded hole, Magnetic core Rod Bar AlNiCo Deep Pot, Natural or painted finish Magnetic Holding Assemblies, pot magnet systems China Factory Alnico Holding Magnets Red Painted with Female Thread Item No. MP-DPR1-A series Material: Housing steel. Magnetic core Alnico . […]
Alnico 3 Humbucker Pickup Magnets, guitar pickup’s magnet, Pro quality polished cast Alnico 3 bar magnet for humbucker and P90 pickups, Roughcast magnets, smooth humbucker magnets, original PAF mags cast Alnico 3 Magnet China Factory
Alnico 3 Humbucker Pickup Magnets Part No. MP-GPBMA3 series, Characteristics: Similar to Alnico 2 but a bit brighter with clear mids and warm bass. Alnico 3 bar magnets are the weakest of the three grades when compared to Alnico 2 and Alnico 5, containing less cobalt..
Alnico Magnets for Pickups
Alnico magnets come in three main grades: 2, 3, and 5:
Alnico 2 traces back to the days of the 1950 Telecasters. This class seems to work well for middle-position pickups. It is known by its sweet, vintage tone, and there seem to be little disadvantages to using it.
Alnico 3 is the weakest of the three grades. It contains less cobalt, a core ingredient in the rest of the Alnico family. Because of the decrease in magnetic pull, it works wonders for neck pickups, where there is the most string vibration.
Alnico 5 is the strongest of the three alnico grades. The tone and response of the magnet is more powerful than its two cousins. This makes it perfect for bridge pickups, where there is the least vibration. If you want an aggressive, in-your-face kind of sound, Alnico 5 is your best bet.
To learn see examples and more data about alnico magnets for pickups, visit our alnico rods page.
Sure enough, Fender started making pickups with alnico magnets as early as the late 1940s. Back then, alnico was the high-tech material of the age, and Fender continued to use it through the 1950s and 1960s. Technically more efficient ceramic magnets took over in a wide variety of commercial applications starting in the 1960s, but ceramic-magnet guitar pickups were found to have a generally harsher, more brittle sound with sharper peaks than their alnico predecessors. Many players and hence many manufacturers — Fender included — stuck with the mellower rounded-peak tone of alnico pickups (analogous to “worn shock absorbers” in the words of one pickup expert), and their use continues to this day. Unpolished Cast Alnico 2 Bar Magnet
MPCO Magnetic Products supports the music industry every day by supplying high-quality alnico and ceramic magnets for every style pickup made. Select from our stock sizes, or we can produce to your exact specifications.
|Item No.||Magnet Merial||Dimensions in Inches||Magnetizing|
|MP-GPBMA 2-1||AlNiCo 2||Polished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA2-2||AlNiCo 2||Polished||2.18||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA2-3||AlNiCo 2||Rough / Unpolished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA2-4||AlNiCo 2||Polished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA2-5||AlNiCo 2||Rough / Unpolished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA3-1||AlNiCo 3||Polished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA3-2||AlNiCo 3||Rough / Unpolished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA3-3||AlNiCo 3||Polished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA3-4||AlNiCo 3||Rough / Unpolished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA4-1||AlNiCo 4||Polished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA4-2||AlNiCo 4||Rough / Unpolished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA5-1||AlNiCo 5||Polished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA5-2||AlNiCo 5||Polished||2.18||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA5-3||AlNiCo 5||Rough / Unpolished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA5-4||AlNiCo 5||Polished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA5-5||AlNiCo 5||Rough / Unpolished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA8-1||AlNiCo 8||Polished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA8-2||AlNiCo 8||Rough / Unpolished||2.444||0.492||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA8-3||AlNiCo 8||Polished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|
|MP-GPBMA8-4||AlNiCo 8||Rough / Unpolished||2.5||0.5||0.125||Not Magnetized / Magnetized|