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ZippoTragedy

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Pickup Matching to axe-type
« on: July 22, 2008, 02:18:22 AM »
Got a couple of BKP's - absolutely love my MM which is in a ESP LTD GL-500T (Sunburst Tiger) - Alder/Maple neck/Rosewood fretboard- rips, and is probably my favorite sounding guitar. Also have a matched set of C-Pigs along with a Sinner single coil (lower output) in an Ibanez Prestige RG2550GX - dark god of chunk tones - ofc, reminding me of anything Sabbath - but altogether not entirely what I was looking for in terms of sound (Basswood body, Maple Neck / Rosewood fret board).

Just picked up a new axe - Charvel San Dimas re-issue (Candy Tangerine). Tres sexy and exactly what I'm looking for - but I can't stand the DiMarzio PUPS (ToneZone and AirNorton) - was probably the single reason I got rid of my JP6 (hindsight is lovely, that was a mistake).

Anyhow, I'm considering ordering another set of MM's, but wondering how a C-Pig set would sound in an Alder body/straight Maple neck job (no rosewood) - it's bright as-is. Wondering if the dark/moody sound of the C-Pig would be a nice complement to the brightness of the guitar. Mostly play 80's shred.

Thanks, All.

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Re: Pickup Matching to axe-type
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 12:06:10 PM »
Why don't you try something lower output and slightly less beastly and slightly more 80s in the Charvel? I'd imagine it'd be fantastic with VHIIs.
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Re: Pickup Matching to axe-type
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 02:36:33 PM »
nailbomb
maybe with alnico 8(?)
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Re: Pickup Matching to axe-type
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 02:45:34 PM »
I'd have thought the VHII would be too bright, and add to the brightness of the guitar and not be what the OP is after.

Welcome, btw

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Nailbomb aint a bad call. Not sure you need A8, but it will increase the low end if thats what you want (though how you'd know that without playing a nailmbomb, I have no idea!)

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Re: Pickup Matching to axe-type
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 03:44:34 PM »
Crawlers, Mule-7s
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ZippoTragedy

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Re: Pickup Matching to axe-type
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 08:51:22 PM »
Can anyone lnk or post to a couple of sound clips with a similar guitar running Nails or Holy Diver or VHII? Prob my preference would be HD's. but (likely) by the time I am through I'll end up owning a little of everything. I liked the suggestion for VHII's - sort of vacilating toward lower-output PUPs (welll, in comparison to my CWP's @ 21.2/17.7, resp). Most high-gain amps have enough balls to compensate for the lowr output pups. Thoughts?
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