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« on: April 14, 2005, 12:03:22 PM »
Hi, this is my first post. I've been watching Bareknuckle pick-ups for a while now, and am hoping to get my guitar fitted with some soon.

My guitar is a bit of weird one, though: It's an ESP Stephen Carpenter signature model, which has a single coil in the neck, a humbucker in the middle and a humbucker in the bridge. I'm confident that the Nailbomb seems right for me for the brdige position, but I'm stumped as to what the middle and neck pick-ups should be.

I play quite heavy stuff (but not metal!) but also like to play clean stuff. The guitar also has a five way selector, so I'd need the other two pick-ups to give a consistant output.

The stock guitar was fitted with a generic ESP single-coil and middle humbucker and a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck in the bridge.

If you can help, I salute you.  :wink:


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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 12:13:49 PM »
How about a calibrated nailbomb set - I'm sure Tim could make sure they all balance out, I'd go for a Trilogy in the neck to match the nailbomb volume.


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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 01:16:12 PM »
If you want to get a cleaner sound you could do Emerald/Mule/Irish Tour, again as a calibrated set.  How old is the Duncan JB? If t is a new one, I find them pretty muddy, but I have a very old one (double creme*, no name and PAF style coils), which is sort of like the Emerald but without all the harmonic content!  

Another option, but a totally different sound, night be Crawler, HB size P-90, Irish tour.  I was going to put this in my PRS EG (with normal size P-90's), but went for 2 P-90's in the end.  I love the combination, but it depends how much you use the middle humbucker and whether you want to get the P-90 sound instead.

But really the man to ask is Tim.  He will go through the music and sounds you like, and then come up with the best combination.

So many pickups, so little time