Too bad you feel this way. I wish more pickup makers would buy from the remaining three USA Alnico makers. They make a great product. Between the 3 remaining Alnico makers you can cover every grade of vintage Alnico magnet that was in Gibson or Fender pickups. I know makers like Holmes use only USA made magnets and that is a pretty good endorsement in my book. Considering the price that I charge for a 100% in house USA made reproduction P.A.F. I decided that saving $4 per pickup by buying Chinese magnets short changed my customers when I considered the USA made Alnico nails the the vintage tone I'm after. It is big overhead to order USA made magnets, but well worth it for ThroBak MXV reproduction P.A.F.'s and P-90's.