The alnico 9 magnet packs a bold, crispy tone into a low output package. It adds a strong and vocal-like quality to the bridge position. The magnet and wind combination address the high end by smoothing out the twang while adding bell-like, clean qualities. The pickup has a mid-range that is very straight forward; non-aggressive but pleasing and easy to dial into your sound. The low end falls right into submission, yet pops under heavy picking or demanding notes.
Warm, welcoming neck tones. With an Alnico 4 under the hood, one can expect lush and fluid tonality. This is where this set becomes especially vintage oriented. The neck loves not only a fat bluesy sound, but also some single coil twang and as much spring reverb as it can gobble up. It has a present, but not overpowering low end. Suave mid-range and a polite high register come together for bliss in every note.
Alternative magnet choice for the bridge spotlights an alnico 5 for those that desire more headroom and value warmth in their bridge position.