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jb_from_hell

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« on: November 25, 2005, 01:28:21 AM »
turned to BKPs after being frustrated by not finding what they wanted from Duncan, DiMarzio or EMG?

I've got a funny feeling I'm not alone...

HJM

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 08:12:12 AM »
Me - had an old JB that sounded great, bought a new one and it sounded pants. Dimarzio allways have a similar hard tone on all their pickups. Never owned EMGs. Swapped out Lindy Fralins for BKPs, Lindy's pickups are just a little boring....they don't have that organic grind that BKPs have.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 08:52:11 AM »
Tried them all really (except fralins) and they all lacked something.If i had not discovered BK i would have probably stuck with Dimarzio.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2005, 01:21:29 PM »
I have tried a lot of different makers (including Fralin, Tom Holmes, SD, DiMarzio, PRS, Gibson's Classics and EMG's).   I had seen the same thing as Heyden, in that the newer pickups didn't compare to the originals (SD and PRS are the ones where I noticed the most change).  I saw an ad for the Crawler, and I always like Geoff Whitehorn's sound, so I called.  Once I spoke with Tim I was really impressed with his philosophy and his knowledge of sounds.  I ordered 2 sets and I was hooked!  One year later and I have BK's in about 15 guitars!
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jt

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2005, 01:53:55 PM »
:D Same as everyone here i suspect. I was a Dimarzio user. I went & bought a Tone Zone & then after playing it for 10minutes wished i hadn`t bought it !!!  :P

i tried SD`s & found`em to be very Sterile sounding, Fralins did nothing for me either i was looking for something that made my guitar sound Alive is the best way i can describe it, saw the ads in guitar mags  checked out this here web site [ before this forum was set up ! ] then checked`em out in person at the LGS in 2004 loved what i heard & thought THAT`S IT !!!

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chrisola

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2005, 04:09:21 PM »
i tried em all, didnt like EMGs, then didnt really like an X2N... was goign to get get a Tone Zone & Air Norton set (after REALLY digging Sonata Arcticas live sound...) but saw BKPs and the clips (and the guys here) sold me on the Nailbomb... i'll never go back to anything else now 8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2005, 04:13:25 PM »
Quote from: chrisola
i tried em all, didnt like EMGs, then didnt really like an X2N... was goign to get get a Tone Zone & Air Norton set (after REALLY digging Sonata Arcticas live sound...) but saw BKPs and the clips (and the guys here) sold me on the Nailbomb... i'll never go back to anything else now 8)


I remember at the time you where considering the Dimarzios over the BKs at one point,you made the right choice my man!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005, 04:19:03 PM »
I was actually pretty happy with my EMG's. Then, at some point, I needed a pickup for my Mockingbird Fire Breather project and stumbled across BKP. As soon as I plugged the guitar in with it's brand new Warpig, I was hooked. This cheapo guitar totally blew away my pimped Gibson.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005, 06:24:36 PM »
Yup, I had a set of SD's (59 & JB) and they sucked. BKP's give me the tonal palette to play with (read ruin!). ;)
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