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The Alnico IV Classic is a matched humbucker set that is pick sensitive, rich in harmonics and with a tight bass.

When you crank the gain, these pickups saturate quickly and start to “sing” harmonically, with a vocal, flutey quality – the mark of a great PAF!

All AC4 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 4


Tech Specs

Alnico IV Classic Neck Alnico IV Classic Bridge
Model AC4N AC4B
Magnet Alnico IV Bar Alnico IV Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.2H 5.1H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver

Alnico IV Classic

Alnico IV Classic

The Alnico IV Classic is a matched humbucker set that is pick sensitive, rich in harmonics and with a tight bass.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 4

Regular price $50.00 USD
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The Alnico IV Classic is a matched humbucker set that is pick sensitive, rich in harmonics and with a tight bass.

When you crank the gain, these pickups saturate quickly and start to “sing” harmonically, with a vocal, flutey quality – the mark of a great PAF!

All AC4 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 4


Tech Specs

Alnico IV Classic Neck Alnico IV Classic Bridge
Model AC4N AC4B
Magnet Alnico IV Bar Alnico IV 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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Chris

Great sounding pickups. I'll definitelyl use Tonerider again.

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Rich
so good

These are so, so good. Installed in my Ibanez IC400 (mahogany, maple top) and give the full, fat yet articulate tone of any high priced pickup. I’ve simply stopped buying other more expensive brands, Tonerider brings the goods. I’ve also got a Generator in the bridge of my IC300, along with a Rebel 90 in the neck, which sounds sick.

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Christian R
lovely stuff

Installed a pair of gold ones in my Explorer kit. Easy installation and the guitar sounds great. Couldn’t be happier with these pickups.

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Ossi
Great

I put an Alnico IV set in my Yamaha Revstar 820cr. The original bridge pickups was ok but the neck PU was dull, boring, dead sounding and pretty much unusable.
This set sounds fresh, crisp and reacts to dynamic playing and compress as they should. The Alnico IV Neck PU sounds brighter than the original bridge PU. A sensational PAF set.
Forget all the “for the money” comments. They are great compared to all classes and price ranges. Now I have Tonerider pups in two guitars and I’m sure that there’ll be more

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LA Buck
A+ quality

Many people recognize that Tonerider pickups are good, however I see a lot of comments about how they are “good for the price” or “better than stock Epiphone pickups” or whatever. I’d like to put those thoughts to rest — these pickups are outstandingly good at any price. I own a variety of boutique (Ron Ellis, Tyson Tone, etc. etc.) and highly sought after vintage pickups (real PAFs, Pat. No., T-Tops, etc…) and this Alnico IV Classic set is right at home amongst them all. Somehow they have hit upon a magical recipe here, and the result is big but clearly defined bass response and a beautifully detailed but full bodied treble. I’ve rarely been this happy with a set of humbuckers (see the short list of highlights I mentioned above) and they require very little tinkering. They sound good through every amp I own, and at a variety of pickup heights (both close to the strings and far).

I purchased this set for a pine Telecaster build and the results are fantastic. I own a stable of Gibson Custom Shop Historics that I’m seriously considering loading up with some Tonerider pickups in the near future. They are THAT good.