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Alex

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2012, 12:37:44 AM »
Wouldn't the Holy Diver sound exceptionally dark in my LP, seeing as it's already very dark?

Also what's more suited to metal, Upper Mids or Lower Mids?

Being too dark a bit of a danger with the Holy Diver, Nailbomb and Black Dog.

All mids are good. Upper mids are more aggressive and cut the mix better, lower mids are fatter and make the sound fuller.


Current BKPs: Miracle Man, Nailbomb, Juggernaut, VHII
Past BKPS: Holy Diver, Trilogy Suite, Sinner, Black Dog

TheyCallMeVolume

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2012, 12:30:09 PM »
And I'd say that also describes early metal stuff(Maiden, Priest, etc) compared to later( pick any band) lol

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2012, 03:21:14 PM »
I swapped out my 81/85 I had today for the Het set EMG's and damn they are nice.  I'm hoping that more actives go down this path.  I was going to put the 81/85 into another guitar but might go with BKP to have something different myself.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2012, 04:30:33 PM »
I like the look of that set, and of course I love Jaymz lol. Those would be great, but I feel like they're too run of the mill, and that they can only do a few things great, not a lot.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2012, 02:53:49 AM »
I've actually had a good chat with Ben at BKP and ended up deciding on the Emerald set. He was very kind and had a chat to me about it and it seemed that was the best choice overall, with the Blackdogs coming in a close second. I may need to try then out if I decide on a new LP. Would love to hear peoples views on these two calibrated sets. Really excited at the moment :)

And thanks for everyones help. I will definitely get round to trying the RYs at some point too. SBKP seems a great pickup brand to start building your arsenal with.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2012, 12:22:54 PM »
Congrats! Let us know some results.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2012, 03:17:59 PM »
Congrats! Let us know some results.

I definitely will. Just waiting for my Tax Rebate to come through then I'll be on the phone to order them.

Btw, am I best ordering them direct from BKP, or would I be good to get them through a dealer, as I can get them cheaper that way?

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
That's dependent on a few things...Where are you located? What covers do you want?

I'm in the US, so I would have ordered from a dealer, but I got one covered/one uncovered, so I had to order directly through them. Enlighten us with your situation.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2012, 03:44:56 PM »
That's dependent on a few things...Where are you located? What covers do you want?

I'm in the US, so I would have ordered from a dealer, but I got one covered/one uncovered, so I had to order directly through them. Enlighten us with your situation.

I'm from the UK, so it would be pretty straight forward thankfully, lolz.

I will definitely have to try the RY and BD sometime over the next year as they really seem something I want. But the Emeralds seemed to fit exactly what I was wanting at the current time :D

I hear you get chance to trade if it's not your thing, am I right in saying this? If so that would help a lot.

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Re: Which pickup for Metal, with a twist?
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2012, 05:42:33 PM »
'tis true