I dig em in Lindys pickups.
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I love Alnico 4 humbuckers. Seymour Duncan should make 'em!
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My favorite magnet. Fat and smooth, but tight, punchy and organic. Some say they are boring and un-dynamic. I couldn't disagree more.
Kinda thinking of doing either a Custom 4, or a PATB-1 4.
They're punchy, defined, and have a sort of hard hi fi attack under the fingers.
I think they do the best in neck pickups, such as an A4 59N.
I tried the Custom 4, and didn't care for the more sterile and hard sound it had compared to A5 or Unoriented roughcast A5.
Try something like an unoriented roughcast Custom 5/Alnico 4 59N. It's like a sweeter C5/59.
A4's are certainly an under-used magnet, but they are starting to get some recognition now. They don't have a big EQ push like other alincos, but there are times when that's just what you want.
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I like the A4 in the 59n. much better than A5. The UOA5 sounds like it would do the same thing to the 59. never tried it. How does it fare? Blueman, have u tried it?
The UOA5 sounds scratchy in the neck vs. A4 to me. Personally, I like A4's in overwound PAF type neck pickups, A2 in overwound PAF type bridge pickups, and I would rather reserve UOA5 to hotter bridge pickups that need more treble response than A2 will provide. Just my opinion though.