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apoplexia

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Pickups for Mayones Setius
« on: February 06, 2021, 12:50:18 PM »
Greetings!
My first post here. I just got another Setius and ofc have to change SD JB/Jazz ( for me they are cold and with somehow extended highmids/high frequences).

I have a Setius with Silos and they are just perfect for that guitar, cover almost everything I could possibly play. Rebel Yell is on their way home ( I will put in Gibson LP Custom).
So I need something for the new Mayones. I am not looking some bandsí sound in particular as I try to make my own thoughts, but lets say power chords , something like power metal and melodic death in between. I contacted the BK team and Tim suggested a HolyDiver set ofc ( probably I will go that way, but would like to check other options).

Nothing brutal, standard E tuning, bolt-on guitar, mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard. Something to add to Silos and RY, but also different. Ceramic magnets perhaps are too hot, but I have tried only Nazgul. Kemper as main amp, sometimes plugins.
 What would you recommend other than Holy Divers?

Thank you in advance!
Angel
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 10:18:42 AM by apoplexia »

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Re: Pickups for Matones Setius
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 07:04:50 PM »
I've never played a Setius, but I love my Regius and you might check my thread looking for a replacement from the Jazz/JB that came in my Regius.  The True Grit humbuckers were really nice, in fact I might put them back in (currently have Holydivers). 

The True Grits are maybe slightly lower output (but not by much) and I think have slightly better cleans.  They definitely split better to my ears.  The bridge True Grit is a little more "gritty/raspy," but in a good way.  It has more top end and is less compressed.  In some way, they almost seemed more aggressive because of that.  It's a different sort of aggression.  The two pickups aren't worlds apart, but the HDs are more smooth and compressed with less top end.  The True Grit bridge also still felt somewhat PAF-like to me, whereas the Holydiver bridge doesn't so much. 
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Re: Pickups for Matones Setius
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 01:04:28 PM »
I've never played a Setius, but I love my Regius and you might check my thread looking for a replacement from the Jazz/JB that came in my Regius.  The True Grit humbuckers were really nice, in fact I might put them back in (currently have Holydivers). 

The True Grits are maybe slightly lower output (but not by much) and I think have slightly better cleans.  They definitely split better to my ears.  The bridge True Grit is a little more "gritty/raspy," but in a good way.  It has more top end and is less compressed.  In some way, they almost seemed more aggressive because of that.  It's a different sort of aggression.  The two pickups aren't worlds apart, but the HDs are more smooth and compressed with less top end.  The True Grit bridge also still felt somewhat PAF-like to me, whereas the Holydiver bridge doesn't so much.

that's a great comparison!
pretty much my own impressions when I played the true grit compared to the many holy divers I had in similar guitars (les pauls)
the true grit is similar to the diver, but more raw sounding and a bit less mid centric
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Re: Pickups for Matones Setius
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 03:05:54 PM »
that's a great comparison!
pretty much my own impressions when I played the true grit compared to the many holy divers I had in similar guitars (les pauls)
the true grit is similar to the diver, but more raw sounding and a bit less mid centric

Thanks!  My True Grits are uncovered and Holydivers have raw nickel covers (I just love that look), and do wonder how much that contributes to some of the differences.  I read a thread on TGP a while ago where John Suhr says "...but nothing with a cover will sound as good split as it does without a cover," and I definitely prefer the split sound of my uncovered True Grits in that guitar.