Alnico 2 rod magnets give a smooth, silky and singing tone. These are more mid focused than their alnico 5 counterparts. They have less sting in the treble end and a softer bass response.
For the price these are a steal. The various sounds are great, especially from positions 2 through to 5. Position 1 on the bridge is a little sharp but I'm still finding the right height adjustment to see if this helps. Rolling off the tone does help hugely. Overall I'm very pleased with these pickups and definitely recommend them. There is a YouTube video highlighting how good these are.