Our magnets are real Vintage sounding, the same material we using for our famous PAF pickups...
In our opinion the magnet material is the key of the sound of a pickups we think magnets makes around 70% of the final sound of a good pickup...the rest is the windingtechnique and wire...hereby nearly 90% of all builders using the same wiretype and manufactures...winding technique is also one key of the sound!
Different Magnet Types and Sound Info: Alnico 2/3 and 5 was the most common magnet types used by Fender!
- Warmer sounding with less magnetic pull to allow the strings to vibrate more freely. A good choice for warming up a bright or harsh sounding amp and guitar.
Overall the Alnico 2 is warm, with clear mids, spongier bass, and a softer attack. Many players use the Alnico 2's to better achieve the vintage tone heard in many pickups from the 50's era.
- Considered to be brighter than Alnico 2 with the least magnetic pull to allow the strings to vibrate more freely. A good choice for clean tones and lots of articulation.
Overall the Alnico 3 is bright, with clear mids, warm bass, and a softer attack.
Alnico 5 -
Bright sounding with more focus and enhanced dynamics. A good choice for adding a brighter punch to a warm or dull sounding amp or guitar.
Overall the Alnico 5 is bright and punchy, with glassy highs, tight bass, and more attack. Alnico 5 magnets are the most commonly used magnets in guitar pickups today.