The Alnico 2 magnet and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Classic rock players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the APH-1. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the '59, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response.
Check out this video, which was posted to YouTube a few years ago, of Zakk Wylde and Slash performing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," a Jimi Hendrix song that was covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1984.
On November 18, Kings of Chaos, a new touring project featuring former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) will perform their only North American show this year at Avalon Hollywood.