The Golden Age of guitar tone saw most artists using alnico pickups. Alnico pickups allow for sensitive dynamics and a full but soft tone. Varying types of alnico pickups allow for smooth or punchy sound, depending on the variety. Although other types of pickups, such as ceramic, may have initially lagged behind in quality, modern developments have allowed for a multitude of tones and sounds to suit every taste.
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What’s the Big Deal about Alnico Pickups?