application
High output humbucker with Alnico 8 magnet for extra output. Perfect for all rock styles and great for use with high gain amps.

description
Our first production pickup to use an Alnico 8 magnet, the Alternative 8 starts with hot coils wound for maximum output. With the addition of the Alnico 8 magnet, output is enhanced with a huge, punchy sound, full of fat mids and present upper-mids. This is a dynamic pickup that doesn’t get “sizzly” or dark like some high-output ceramic magnet pickups.

complete setup
Recommended for bridge position. Matches great with a moderate output neck pickup like the SH-1n ’59 or the SH-2n Jazz Model. Pairs well with a distortion pedal like the SFX-05 Lava Box or the SFX-08 Power Grid distortion (available Spring 2008).

guitars
Works great in most guitars set up for humbuckers, especially in balanced and warm instruments and those with rosewood fingerboards.

available mods
Nickel or gold-plated cover. Trembucker.

specs
Magnet type: alnico 8 bar, D.C. Resistance 17.68

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