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  • BluesIsBlood12
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    I have A4 in mine, as well as the 59n. My LP is one of the "mostly hollow" ones from the 2000s, and it is on the bright side. Anything with an A5 magnet tends to need the highs toned down. In another guitar I might have left it stock.

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  • GuitarDoc
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    Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
    I had A3 in my neck Seth/Ant hybrid in my Strat Paul but it was a bit too fat so I went to UOA5. Really like UOA5 in the neck for rock/bluez. It thins it out, keeps the top of A5 but adds some chewyness.
    It's true that the UOA5 will add more highs than the A3 but NOT as much as the A5. The UOA5 has a softer/rounder high end than the A5. It's really a good magnet choice when you just want to smooth out the sharpness of an A5 a tiny bit without getting dramatic (like going from an A5 all the way to an A2).

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  • ArtieToo
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    I can see now, I shoulda bought a few extra mags when I made my last Addiction FX order.

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  • orpheo
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    Alnico IV and III are my favs. With a IV, it's sweet but open and it takes high gain very well. With a III, it's a bit more chewy in the mids, less output but that makes it tighter too. It sings so well with a III.

    As an aside... a JB with an A4 is so, so tasty. It became one of my favorites, fast.

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  • Ronnie_Snow
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    I am a big fan of the 59/C, however I think an A2 will give it a lot of midrange on a humbucker that already has a lot of midrange.

    I like the stock mag and that version lived for a long time in a Les Paul. I recently wanted something that worked in my SG, that with an A8 magnet sounds massive.
    The A8 helps the bass response considerably and some of the highs seem rounded off slightly.

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  • chadd
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    It worked for me along with two APS singles in one of my strats. I ended up going to a custom custom for more thickness

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  • ArtieToo
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    Well, if I can ever get caught up, I've got some mag swapping to do. It's one of the few things I haven't done much of.

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  • Lewguitar
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    Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
    I had A3 in my neck Seth/Ant hybrid in my Strat Paul but it was a bit too fat so I went to UOA5. Really like UOA5 in the neck for rock/bluez. It thins it out, keeps the top of A5 but adds some chewyness.
    I love A3 in the neck but only for clean tones. It doesn't do overdrive as well as A2, A4 and A5.

    So I put A3 in the neck and use A2 or A4 in the bridge.

    I get my favorite clean tones from the neck pickup and my overdriven British Blues tones from the bridge pickup.

    They sound nice when I combine the two pickups too.

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  • Clint 55
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    I had A3 in my neck Seth/Ant hybrid in my Strat Paul but it was a bit too fat so I went to UOA5. Really like UOA5 in the neck for rock/bluez. It thins it out, keeps the top of A5 but adds some chewyness.
    Last edited by Clint 55; 08-15-2020, 12:22 PM.

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  • Lewguitar
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    Originally posted by Demanic View Post
    UOA5
    I tried to like UOA5. Tried it in a 59B and a bridge model Antiquity.

    But a roughcast alnico 5 seemed to respond to the way I pick better. Easier to get pinch harmonics on the treble strings and burning rubber flatulence on the lower strings.

    Right now I don't have A5 in any of my humbuckers.

    They're either roughcast A2 or A4. Or A2 neck and A4 bridge.

    Or roughcast A3 neck for clean tones and A2 in the bridge pickup for solos.

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  • ItsaBass
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    Have always thought that a pair of ‘59/C Hybrids with ceramic or A8 in the bridge and A2 or A3 in the neck would be a good set.

    Worth pointing out from time to time that the factory’59/C Hybrid is better thought of as a ‘59/C5 Hybrid.

    I have a PGn and C5 that I plan on turning into a set of hybrids. Not sure if they’ll go in a Les Paul Special or a 335 copy. Had an internal debate about C or C5 for the Custom. Choose the C5, but the debate continues!
    Last edited by ItsaBass; 08-15-2020, 10:56 AM.

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  • Demanic
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    UOA5

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  • ArtieToo
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    Cool. Thanks. Yet another thing I want to try.

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  • superpete
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    i have an A2 59/C hybrid and it sounds incredible. Never tried the A5 model to compare it to though

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  • ArtieToo
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    I need to do this experiment again. I have it in the back of my mind that if you do an HS guitar, you want the neck to be RWRP. But it's been awhile since I've done that. I believe that an HSS Strat splits the 'bucker to the RWRP middle just fine.

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