There are many magnet manufactures building Magnets...but not all magnets sounds good...we checked nearly all common types of all suppliers in the world and we can say we found the best sounding ones...most casted to vintage formular!
Different Magnet Types and Sound Info
- 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.
-This magnet is best described to have the characteristics of both Alnico 2 and Alnico 5. Kind of a happy medium.
-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.
Alnico 5 - Short
-Providing more focus in the upper-mids and brighter highs. The bottom-end is deep but very controlled and coupled with the extra cut in the high-end. Great for organic, clean and driven tones.
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.