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ALNICO II CLASSICS Humbucker Nickel AC2

Regular price US$69.00 Ships from USA
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The Alnico II Classic is a superb humbucker for guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 2

THE “IMPROVED” 50S HUMBUCKER

The Alnico II Classic is a superb guitars that need more warmth, fullness and sustain. The earliest Gibson Patent-Applied-For (or “PAF”) pickups used a range of magnets, but PAFs made with Alnico II have always held a special place in many a guitarist’s heart.

If you have ever heard someone describe a PAF as “flute-like” or “more like a single coil than a humbucker” – that’s the Alnico II working its magic.

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.

DESIGN NOTES

The Alnico II Classic began life as a custom OEM order for a high-end UK guitar company, and we worked with their techs to get the wind just right. Cries of “more scatter!” were heard over and over again, until we got down to less than 30 turns per layer for the neck and bridge pickups – about half the number of turns per layer on vintage PAFs, but much more in line with the current best in class handwound PAF clones.

We made a few of these pickups back in 2007 – they quickly became favourites – and launched them into our standard range in 2008, The Alnico II Classic in Nickel is currently our bestselling humbucker

DIMENSIONS

Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Metric)
Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Imperial)

TECH SPECS

Alnico II Classics Neck Alnico II Classics Bridge
Model AC2N AC2B
Magnet Alnico 2 Bar Alnico 2 Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.1H 4.9H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Scatter Very High High
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver
Year Introduced 2007 2007

INSTALL

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Product Support

 

US Based Fulfillment - We ship from Michigan, USA

United States

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DHL EXPEDITED MAX 3 - 5 8.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99

Canada

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ECONOMY POST 7 - 21 8.99
DHL PACKET 5 - 10 13.99

Australia

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NZ Post (International Courier) 5 - 10 15.99 

Rest of World 

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International Dealers

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, simply send your Pro-Wired Electronics back within 14 days of receiving them.

We will help you find a solution that better matches your playing style, or issue a store credit for use at a later date.

Terms

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2) If you have purchased your Pro-Wired Electronics through another vendor, please contact them directly to discuss their returns policy.

3) It is the purchasers responsibility to cover all return shipping costs.

4) You must keep the product in new condition, with original packaging

5) Items must be sent back to the Obsidian® nominated address within 14 business days of receiving them

6) If an alternative product of a higher value is chosen, the purchaser will pay the price difference.

7) Any store credit is issued for use on the Obsidian® website, within 12 months of the original purchase.