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Recommendations for a Jackson RR1
« on: December 03, 2021, 03:00:04 PM »
I have a Jackson RR1 I am rebuilding. I am primarily an EMG user but not necessarily looking for an EMG clone. I don't mind something different totally.

I'm using a Peavey 6505+ amplifier through a Marshall 1960A/BV stack.

Standard tuning black metal, looking for tones like live Dissection, Uada, old In Flames, etc. Essentially smooth tones ideal for that cross over black metal melodic death style.

I don't mind going away from the EMG sound. I can't really say what the guitar is like as the wiring is damaged. I bought the RR1 a year ago and for a 2015 it's been harshly treated. I've just replaced the Floyd Rose bridge and was intending to install a set of EMGs but I just fancy a change on this one. So I figure before I set to replacing the electronics, may as well decide what I want to use.

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Re: Recommendations for a Jackson RR1
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 12:27:34 AM »
The Black Hawk set is ideal for those styles

Whether you should order the alnico or ceramic magnet option depends on the acoustic qualities of your instrument.  If it is a hit honky or dark get the ceramic.  If not, get the alnico.  The alnico version is a really sweet pickup for lead work (as is the neck pickup).  It feels similar in some ways to an EMG but the Black Hawks have a very different character tonally.

You can download our album to check it out (free download).  The whole album was recorded with a pair of Schecter super strats with alnico Black Hawk sets.  The leads and right rhythm were done on a C-1 Blackjack ATX (mahogany neck and body, set-neck, ebony fretboard) and the left rhythm was done on a Stiletto 6-FR (mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard).  Tuning is C standard but I have used this set in EADGBE as well and it's really nice.