As you all know I have a Squire M80 I just got a few days maybe 2 weeks ago, but I thought I like the pickups. But the problem was , I was playing it on my little Blackstar id30 112 transistor amp. Then I played it on my Rivera Clubster Royale all tube and 50 watts 112. And I have to tell you they were the most treble producing things I have ever played. Love the guitar but hate the stock pickups with a passion. My brother is sending me a set of Epiphone Classic 57s but I have only heard bad things about them like being muddy, I don't know nothing about them much .. I do not like ceramic mags in my pickups, I like Alnico mags better . My favorite Gibson Pickups are the 490 series. I can't afford Gibsons right now have to many projects going rebuilding a P bass and a MIM strat. What is the best good sounding Alnico hum buckers I can get for around $25.00 a set. What would you suggestions be. You give me what you think and I will look them up, and I don't want to wait a month.