https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fre...p/531493155.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.CGPKLo I haven't put this set in a Strat yet, so this is a purely technical review, but I'll follow up with my impressions about the subjective experience ASAP. These are "Donlis DS53" vintage style Strat pickups that are reasonably vintage correct, with fiber flat work, AlNiCo pole pieces and cloth hookup wire, thought it feels more like a polyester, and it comes in rainbow colors. All in all, I'd say they "GFS grade", with respect to materials. This is a "hot set". The loaded peaks of 3.4kHz at the bridge and 3.8kHz for the neck and middle make this set highly comparable to Fender Texas Specials, or Lollar Blackfaces, though the bridge is wound real fat, like a Lollar Special S bridge, or the Lollar "Dirty Blackface" set of three. This set cost $35, or about $12 per pickup, a comparably GFS set costs about $80, so we're talking a fraction of a fraction of the cost of typical AlNiCo Strat pickups. So if you're in the market for Lollar Blackface, or any of those "Texas Blues" sets from the numerous boutique brands, it can't hurt to try spending $35 before dropping a whole $280 on the usual domestic recommendations. Donlis DS53 Bridge DC Resistance: 7.30K Inductance: 3.473H Calculated C: 90pF (100-10) Coil width: 0.6240" Resonant Peak: dV: 15.6dB f: 8.55kHz (black) Loaded (200k & 470pF): dV: 5.9dB f: 3.40kHz (red) Donlis DS53 Middle DC Resistance: 6.52K Inductance: 2.803H Calculated C: 93pF (103-10) Coil width: 0.5820" Resonant Peak: dV: 14.8dB f: 9.37kHz (green) Loaded (200k & 470pF): dV: 6.5dB f: 3.81kHz (gray) Donlis DS53 Neck DC Resistance: 6.50K Inductance: 2.827H Calculated C: 92pF (102-10) Coil width: 0.5965" Resonant Peak: dV: 15.4dB f: 9.37kHz (pink) Loaded (200k & 470pF): dV: 6.3dB f: 3.85kHz (black) Pole piece flux density: 1150-1250G; featuring a more dramatic bevel, see pics Bode plot: My measured specs are close enough to the Donlis' published specs, which is a great thing, it shows consistency in their product. It's quite surprising to have pickups be so cheap and assure this level of quality. The capacitance is remarkably low at ~90pF, and the coils are on the fat side, measuring near 0.6" in width. Fender's pickups mostly measure 0.5", and have capacitances nearer to 130pF, so it seems to be the case that when Strat pickups are consciously wound more loosely, or with a scatter, you end up with about 40pF less capacitance, which helps a pickup remain bright sounding, despite a longer guitar cable. Low capacitance is one of the major selling points of the boutiques, and here's a set that has exactly that, at about an eighth of the cost. The pole pieces measure high strength at 1150 to 1250 Gauss, whereas 1050G is typical for alnico 5. I suspect this is because the chamfer around the top of the pole piece is so dramatic, as seen in the pictures. The magnetic strength is the weakest in the center, and becomes stronger towards the edge, so as the edge draws nearer to the center, so does the flux density. You can see in the pictures below that the sharp top of the pole piece measures 1273G, while the flat bottom of the same magnet measures only 942G. This would mean that the guitar string is magnetically charged with a bit stronger and more narrow focus. I'm not sure what tonal consequences this might have. Otherwise, the ratio of inductance to DC resistance, and the Q factors of the pickups, show that the AlNiCo 5 behaves as expected as a core material, so they are of good quality. You can also see in the picture below that the bridge, middle, neck designations have been written in by a human's hand - a nice touch, usually only found on the boutiquiest of pickups.