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Pickups / Re: Metal pickups for a les paul
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 08:22:12 AM »
The 6505+ combo is not a bad amp, it just has a cr@ppy speaker in it.  A lot of people have converted them to heads which on these is a very simple job, and then run them into your standard Vintage 30 412 or 212 cabs.

I have a Peavey 6534+ and I am very happy with my Nailbomb set (alnico bridge) in my Explorer going into that (my tuning is C standard).  Rebel Yell or VHII would also be good neck options in place of the Nailbomb if the Nailbomb neck isn't your style.

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Pickups / Schecter Stiletto-6 FR - recommendations?
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 08:04:00 AM »
I am looking at acquiring a relatively rare but inexpensive guitar via a trade.

The Stiletto-6 FR was offered in Schecter's Diamond Series in 2008 and features a mahogany body with a lacewood top, and a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.  The stock pickups are EMG passives (HSS configuration - EMG HZ H4/S-1/S-1) and it has the licensed version of a Floyd Rose tremolo that comes with Schecter's cheaper/older Diamond Series trem guitars. I am mainly looking at it for a cheap guitar with a floating tremolo that could easily be converted to a better quality trem (e.g., Gotoh) later if needed.  From what I have been told these trems are not too bad, better than the cheap Ibanez trems and a lot of the trems that used to come on the cheaper Jacksons and Kramers.

I am wondering what suggestions people might have for pickups.  My main guitar is an Epiphone Explorer with a Nailbomb set.  I am looking to use this Schecter in the same tuning (and in the same band) for songs that require a tremolo on leads.  I want a bridge humbucker that is great for lead work.  I am also curious regarding suggestions for single coils.

My band plays a kind of blackened sludge doom metal in C standard tuning (two full steps down).

There aren't many videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNcV91ptB9U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toFPZkKhSgk

The one I am looking at is not the dark colour in those videos, it is amber.





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Pickups / Re: Chris Shiflett Tele Pickup Options
« Last post by stratguy23 on Today at 12:10:06 AM »
Never played an AT-1, but I wouldn’t call the Holy Diver smooth. The Crawler is a smooth pickup, but the Holy Diver is brighter than the Crawler and is more aggressive. It should work perfectly for the styles you play and works very well in alder.
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Pickups / Re: Initial Review of the Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Set!
« Last post by dxlxntxxlxr on February 17, 2018, 06:00:47 PM »
Its quite an expensive decision...oh well my wallet can b angry all it wants, im getting more bare knuckles :laugh:
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Pickups / Re: Initial Review of the Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Set!
« Last post by Yellowjacket on February 17, 2018, 04:33:56 PM »
Louder yes, but i was more referring to how the bridge handles hardcore punk breakdowns and stuff like that. that tends to be how i judge output differences in a metal context. If it requires more consistent harder picking i say its a bit lower output relative to something like a titan

OK, so you are talking specifically about compression.  The Juggerset is quite dynamic so you do need to dig in to get 'that' sound. 
Apparently, the idea of the Ragnarok set was a more compressed pickup that is easier to play.


Didn't really find that they "eat" preamp gain. and yea, im changing all of my guitars to bare knuckles after getting these cause goddamn :laugh:

Ya.  Totally.  I swapped out the pickups in all my guitars already because it's crazy good!!
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Pickups / Re: Initial Review of the Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Set!
« Last post by dxlxntxxlxr on February 17, 2018, 04:11:21 PM »
So by hotter, do you mean more hairy / wooly, or saturated? 

So if you were to plug them into a high headroom clean channel, they would be noticeably louder than the Juggs?  I'm just asking because I found them to be very powerful in all the situations where I've used them.  They're also very clear and articulate, so there is incredible core and note definition in the sound.  So, they maybe don't sound as 'gainy' or 'hairy' under high gain but still, super powerful pickups.

That's a common experience coming from other brands. BKP's are so clear, dynamic and keeping the noteseparation that it seems they 'eat' some gain of your amp. Once you are used to that, you don't want to go back.

Didn't really find that they "eat" preamp gain. and yea, im changing all of my guitars to bare knuckles after getting these cause goddamn :laugh:
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Pickups / Re: Initial Review of the Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Set!
« Last post by dxlxntxxlxr on February 17, 2018, 04:08:50 PM »
So by hotter, do you mean more hairy / wooly, or saturated? 

So if you were to plug them into a high headroom clean channel, they would be noticeably louder than the Juggs?  I'm just asking because I found them to be very powerful in all the situations where I've used them.  They're also very clear and articulate, so there is incredible core and note definition in the sound.  So, they maybe don't sound as 'gainy' or 'hairy' under high gain but still, super powerful pickups.

Louder yes, but i was more referring to how the bridge handles hardcore punk breakdowns and stuff like that. that tends to be how i judge output differences in a metal context. If it requires more consistent harder picking i say its a bit lower output relative to something like a titan
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Pickups / Re: Ragnarok in ash body also comparison
« Last post by Telerocker on February 17, 2018, 03:28:37 PM »
I'd avoid it for blues rock personally. It's more compressed and in my experience, none of the pickups with ceramics I've tried did the best job for this application.

Yeah I guessed so. I stick to my Mules.
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Pickups / Re: Ragnarok in ash body also comparison
« Last post by capac on February 17, 2018, 02:38:19 PM »
I'd avoid it for blues rock personally. It's more compressed and in my experience, none of the pickups with ceramics I've tried did the best job for this application.
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Pickups / Re: Ragnarok in ash body also comparison
« Last post by Telerocker on February 17, 2018, 12:37:32 PM »
I don't play metal but I must say that I quite like the crunch and the snarl of the Ragnarok. Would that be a nice pickup for bluesrock too?
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