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The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker set for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

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 AC2 pickups are fully wax potted to avoid microphonic feedback, and come with supplied with #3/48 screws, springs and an installation guide.

Available individually or as a set.  Four conductor wiring as standard on all models.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 2


Tech Specs

Alnico II Classic Neck Alnico II Classic Bridge
Model AC2N AC2B
Magnet Alnico 2 Bar Alnico 2 Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.2H 5.1H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver

Alnico II Classic

Alnico II Classic

The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker set for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 2

Regular price $38.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $38.00 USD
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The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker set for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

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 AC2 pickups are fully wax potted to avoid microphonic feedback, and come with supplied with #3/48 screws, springs and an installation guide.

Available individually or as a set.  Four conductor wiring as standard on all models.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 2


Tech Specs

Alnico II Classic Neck Alnico II Classic Bridge
Model AC2N AC2B
Magnet Alnico 2 Bar Alnico 2 Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.2H 5.1H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver

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Roel Heijmans
amazing pickups

Amazing pickups for an amazingly low price. I’ve used many different Gibson and Seymour Duncan pickups on my Les Paul, but these truly open my guitar sound wide open. Very balanced and a clear high end, no muddyness in the bottom end, they stay very punchy. Very fast delivery as well. I’m very pleased and these will not be my last.

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Shaun
great product

Been waiting for these to come back in stock for weeks. Just fit to my 60s LP and what a difference. They are off the chart amazing. Well done Tonerider for a great product.

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Bernie Jochum
Excellent sound

Excellent sound, and great value for money. Beefed my Tokai SG with Alnico 2 and it rocks just like some original. I will never pay $200 or more for so known top brands. The tone rider philosophy is great. And they even print on the packaging exactly where parts are manufactured. Honesty rules.

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Steve
beautifully made

I bought a set of these to install in a kit 335 style guitar I was making, instead of the supplied pickups. I am so pleased I did this since they are just so sweet sounding and beautifully made.

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Johnny
recommend

Purchased for a 2022 Gibson SG Tribute (mahogany body, set maple neck), installation was a breeze. The manufacturing seems top quality with no unexpected noise or oddities. As for the sound, they are very clean, respond well to picking dynamics, and tend to be fairly brightly voiced (not harsh). With 500k audio taper pots and 22nf caps, the tone sweep is fully useable and never gets muddy. These pickups work well for me clean and overdriven, and I get the exact tones I’m looking for with a chrome slide, fingerpicking and open E tuning.
Like any good pickups, it took me some time to properly set them up for the best and most balanced sound, adjusting pickup and polepiece heights to find the sweet spots, and these pickups have a good range of adjustability. On my SG, the neck pickup is set pretty low and the bridge fairly high to balance volume when switching between pickups, but this is not unusual for dual humbuckers.
I have them wired up as straight humbuckers, but look forward to throwing in some push-pulls and trying them with the coils in parallel.
I can recommend these pickups for any style of music that looks for bright, dynamic and clear sound – they are good both fingerstyle and with a pick, though they may not be my first choice for drop C nu-metal rhythm chugging.