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lulusg

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2010, 01:57:26 AM »
Warpigs love SG's and viceversa!!!
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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2010, 10:23:10 AM »
Anyone got any clips of em doing some rock stuff as opposed to br00tal death metal?

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2010, 12:21:27 PM »
Anyone got any clips of em doing some rock stuff as opposed to br00tal death metal?

they are quite mids-y and would be good for hard rock with an open sounding amp i reckon

we already know of the great warpig clean tone
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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 02:09:34 PM »
They might be a bit too chunky sounding for you Tom, if you like that SG vibe you'll lose a lot of it with the high output Pigs.

Riff Raffs can't be beat in a SG in my experience.

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2010, 09:15:01 PM »
I do like the SG vibe and don't want to lose it..

I like the level of output and general kinda sound the Gibson pickups (490R and 498T) have, and would like to keep it similar. Only problem is that they're just not rich and clear enough when you get the amp up. Sounds a bit fake if you know what I mean.

Do Riff Raffs have the same kind of push/hotness that Mules have do you reckon?

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2010, 09:25:10 PM »
Yep, they do.  Shame you're not more local, you could try my SG out.

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2010, 09:43:59 PM »
Dunno if this could help, but as for me, the Rebell Yell in the SG is one of a kind rich-and-ballsy-rock tone with just the right amount of agressivity and pushing mids to cut the mix with authority while staying very clear.

Amazing cleans, as well as superb lead tone here (without being too much saturated or colored). The RY IS a PAF-ish pickup that respect the SG vibe with, in addition that little "something else" which is indeed VERY exciting to play !
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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2010, 09:55:31 PM »
I had a RY in my all mahogany LP for a while and couldn't really get on with it. Great for leads, but for rhythm it sounded too congested, I guess cos it has so many mids.

Just remembered the Crawlers exist as well.. an email will be sent off to Tim when the time comes for me to change pickups!

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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2010, 10:05:29 PM »
as TF says, riff raffs are the same hotness as mules. i think you would enjoy them, they have a dry biting sort of tone, which is very cool - nice and airy. i find riff raffs impose much more character on the sound than mules - not necessarily a bad thing though but i think you can hear it in hunter and denim'n'leather's high gain clips
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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2010, 03:45:05 PM »
I don't have clips but the 7 string A-Pigs that I have in my Blackmachine respond remarkably well to the volume control. You get a nice 'full strength PAF'-fy tone at around 1/3, pushing the volume up does interesting/disturbing things to the preamp!

I've never really been someone who rides on the volume much but I have started exploring that with the A-Pigs.

They are rather full fat, mind you, so will almost certainly change the character of the guitar a bit.
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Re: How versatile are Warpigs?
« Reply #70 on: February 15, 2011, 11:59:24 PM »
Ive just had A5 pigs fitted in my sg special.
Best high output pups ive ever had ,they are massively heavy in the lows and mids but also perfectly clear under massive amounts of fuzz.... perfect for the references you describe.
In the run up to buying the pigs i had heard they could sound muddy because of the huge bass content but the lows are as hard as nails and very tight being in the sg.
IMO they work very very well with lower gained fuzztones (think first 3 sabbath albums) as opposed to high gain distortion.(although they sound good in this scenario too)
Their heaviness comes more from the eq curve as opposed to massive dc resistance.
I also think the tone graph for the pigs on the bk site is a little misleading in that it appears that they have a big roll off in the highs.I feel the roll off is more in the high mods which actually emphasises the highs a little.
The highs are very nice and round though.the bass and low mids are subterranean!!!! And as stated elsewhere they are really great for cleans.don't know if the same applies to c pigs though.
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