I have been trying to find a use for those ceramic pickups that I have pulled off every Squire that I have bought. I pulled the magnets off and pulled out the rods that were in the coil. what I do like about these coils is that they are one piece plastic bobbins. The rods come out without interrupting the coil itself. I then inserted Alnico III rods and used no magnets, since they are already magnetized. Here is a demo of that very deed....Ignore the single coil noise on positions 1,3,and 5...I am too close to and right in front of the amp.