#1
I'm sorry if you have seen this question a million times, I'm new to joining this website. I'm just curious because I'm thinking of changing out my Gibson Alnico V Pickups for some SD Alnico II's and I'm not sure what the silver plate, gold plate, or non plated differences are... Are there any other than the looks of course? any help would be greatly appreciated!
#3
Quote by forsaknazrael
Just looks.

Alnico V to Alnico II pickups will be quite the change in tone. That what you're looking to do?


Good to know, and yes, I need a new tone and I think the warmth of alnico II vs the way to bright highs and way to low bass on the alnico V's is def what I'm looking for
#5
Quote by al112987
what Gibson pickups are these?


I want the seymour duncan alnico II's vs what I already have which are the Gibson Burstbucker Pro's Alnico V's.
#7
Quote by forsaknazrael
I think it'd be worth it to check out other Alnico II pickups. There's better stuff other than Duncan.

Check out the Silverbacks at rockmonkeyguitars.com. They have an Alnico II version there called the vintage original.
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thanks for the advice, however they say that the silverbacks are alnico V's? also you can't really hear them so its like buy without listening? idk
#9
One thing you may dislike about the A2pros are their sag, if you're looking for a warmer, looser character, then the A2s will be up your ally, but not everyone likes the sponginess of the attack of an A2 pickup. I personally like them in a lot of applications, but certainly not all of them, and I've met a lot of people who thought they wanted to go A2 and then didn't like the change afterwards. A good A5 pickup can stay clear with a nice rounded high but without getting as squishy and saggy sounding as an A2.

What kind of guitar do you have? The pickups in your guitar are very interactive with the actual guitar itself as well as with the amp you're using. Also what kind of music are you playing?

Some other A5 options you might want to look at...

WCR Fillmore - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6572910
Wolfetone Marshallhead - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7575926

But otherwise if you really want to go w/ A2s, there are a few that you might like...

Seymour Duncan Seth Lover or Antiquity (you might find the Seth's too bright)
Wolfetone Dr. Vintage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN80dPGKtEY
#10
Quote by al112987
One thing you may dislike about the A2pros are their sag, if you're looking for a warmer, looser character, then the A2s will be up your ally, but not everyone likes the sponginess of the attack of an A2 pickup. I personally like them in a lot of applications, but certainly not all of them, and I've met a lot of people who thought they wanted to go A2 and then didn't like the change afterwards. A good A5 pickup can stay clear with a nice rounded high but without getting as squishy and saggy sounding as an A2.

What kind of guitar do you have? The pickups in your guitar are very interactive with the actual guitar itself as well as with the amp you're using. Also what kind of music are you playing?

Some other A5 options you might want to look at...

WCR Fillmore - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6572910
Wolfetone Marshallhead - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7575926

But otherwise if you really want to go w/ A2s, there are a few that you might like...

Seymour Duncan Seth Lover or Antiquity (you might find the Seth's too bright)
Wolfetone Dr. Vintage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN80dPGKtEY


I have a les paul.. I play classic rock like zepp, slash, iron maiden, ozzy...ect stuff like that.. so would the APH-1 be up my ally?