1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)


Alnico is an acronym referring to a family of iron alloys which in addition to iron are composed primarily of aluminium (Al), nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co), hence al-ni-co. They also include copper, and sometimes titanium. Alnico alloys are ferromagnetic, with a high coercivity (resistance to loss of magnetism) and are used to make permanent magnets. Before the development of rare earth magnets in the 1970s, they were the strongest type of magnet. Other trade names for alloys in this family are: Alni, Alcomax, Hycomax, Columax, and Ticonal.
The composition of alnico alloys is typically 8–12% Al, 15–26% Ni, 5–24% Co, up to 6% Cu, up to 1% Ti, and the balance is Fe. The development of alnico began in 1931, when T. Mishima in Japan discovered that an alloy of iron, nickel, and aluminum had a coercivity of 400 oersted (Oe; 32 kA/m), double that of the best magnet steels of the time.

View More On Wikipedia.org

    Recent Content Tagged With alnico

  1. Europebass
  2. -Asdfgh-
  3. Scottpro1969
  4. psylocubik
  5. Geri O
  6. Baker69
  7. Leo Dale
  8. alvo
  9. Philthy
  10. Eilif
  11. Oleg BassPlayer
  12. Koog
  13. bongostealth
  14. Dark Horse
  15. Matt R
  16. chadhargis
  17. Matt R
  18. Low84
    Review Item

    Nordstrand NP4

    Item by Low84, Mar 17, 2017 in category: Pickups
  19. fourtet102
  20. Mikeee71
  21. Mikeee71
  22. Dirtyfrenchman
  23. CB3000
  24. Umskii
  25. Bluebard
  26. KickingBass
  27. richst
  28. carbonfold
  29. orange joe
  30. Linnin
  31. Bluebard