#1
I guess the basic question for a dipschitt like me is what difference is there between the two types of of humbucker? Please help a technical imbecile.

#3
Quote by Clay Treznum
alnico is cheap to produce.



So ceramic is generally considered superior, but more expensive? How about differences in tone?
#4
Ceramics have a little more top end and output than alnicos from what I've played at least.
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#5
Ceramic magnets are generally more powerful. Your high output passive pickups will be made from ceramic magnets. They tend to be more harsh, though. Alnico II and Alnico V pickups sound "sweeter" since they're a bit weaker. Usually Alnico is used to make PAF and vintage-style pickups, will have better cleans and smoother distortion.
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#6
ceramics in general have worse cleans as well. just to let you know.
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#8
Yeah it's ok, say like something ceramic in the bridge position and something with alnico in the neck.
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#9
Ceramics have more output but crap tone. Get neither of the two your talking about. Get burstbuckers or nothing from gibson. The rest of thier pickups are crap.
#10
Quote by Bulletbass man
Ceramics have more output but crap tone. Get neither of the two your talking about. Get burstbuckers or nothing from gibson. The rest of thier pickups are crap.


burstbuckers are alnico pickups...alnico V magnets in them.
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#11
Quote by bonchie1
burstbuckers are alnico pickups...alnico V magnets in them.


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#12
wow, I knew the difference, but oddly didn't know that it was alnico rather than alcino. Silly inobservant me.
#14
Quote by Abe
wow, I knew the difference, but oddly didn't know that it was alnico rather than alcino. Silly inobservant me.






#15
Quote by JorisBlack
all good and well, but does anybody know what's the physical difference? Like a different metal used or something?



I think "alnico" means "aluminum/nickel/cobalt", but I have not idea what the wire is made of.