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Alnico IV Classics

Singles: Gold/Nickel £46.00
Black/White/Zebra £35.00

Sets: Gold/Nickel £90
Black/White/Zebra £70

The Tonerider AC4 is a matched humbucker set that is pick sensitive, rich in harmonics and with a tight bass.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 8.3k, Alnico 4


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OUR TAKE ON THE EVER POPULAR PAF TONE

The Tonerider AC4 is a matched humbucker set that is pick sensitive, rich in harmonics and with a tight bass.

This set began life as a rumour: We’d heard for years that some boutique makers were sourcing Alnico 4, and player response was great. After working with our first magnet supplier, we came up with an Alnico 4 mix, that seemed to help tame the muddy bass that some guitar Gibson-scale guitars exhibit, especially on the neck pickup. Cranking the gain we found that the picukp saturates quick and starts to “sing” harmonically, with a vocal, flutey quality – the mark of a great PAF!

OPTIONS & SPACING

Colours & Covers: Available in black or zebra open coils, or with highly-polished gold or silver nickel covers.

Wiring: All AC4’s come with four conductor wiring as standard for maximum flexibility.

Spacing:  99% of AC4’s we’ve made have a 50mm spacing (as measured from the centre of the low E polepiece to the centre of the high E polepiece).  This 50mm spacing  suits Les Paul and SG guitars well.

We also now have in stock a limited number of F-spaced AC4’s in white, for those looking for a great alternative to an Alnico V or II magnet in HSS strats, or even Floyd Rose equipped guitars.

Baseplate: All Tonerider humbuckers are built with medium-length 9mm baseplate legs for easy installation in a wide variety of instruments. Baseplates are all Nickel-Silver with the Tonerider logo stamp.

Dimensions

Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Metric)
Regular-Spaced Uncovered Humbucker (Metric)
F-Spaced Uncovered Humbucker (Metric)

Regular-Spaced Covered Humbucker (Imperial)
Regular-Spaced Uncovered Humbucker (Imperial)
F-Spaced Uncovered Humbucker (Imperial)

Wiring

2 Humbuckers / 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle

2 Humbuckers / 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle / Push-Pull Coil Split (Vol)

2 Humbuckers / 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle / Push-Pull Coil Split (Tone)

2 Humbuckers / 2 Vol / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle

2 Humbuckers / 2 Vol / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle / Push-Pull Coil Split


Tech Specs

Alnico IV Classics Neck Alnico IV Classics Bridge
Model AC4N AC4B
Magnet Alnico 4 Bar Alnico 4 Bar
DCR 7.5k 8.3k
Inductance 4.1H 5.0H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Scatter High Medium/High
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver
Year Introduced 2007 2007

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