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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2012, 03:54:29 PM »
wow i never thought that i would see a pickup uglier than a dimebucker or invader.

Hopefully it will deliver the goods tonally.

Are you serious? I think it looks way better than the Bill Lawrence or Dimebucker.
 
The ugliest pickup ever must be the DiMarzio D-Sonic though... very mismatched.

Id say its worse. it looks cheaper & nastier.

it actually reminds me of the stock pickups that came in my RGD
overly square and plasticy


I think they look like Joe Barden Two/Tone humbuckers - although oddly enough the BKP has 4 blades and 2 coils, the Barden has 2 blades and 4 coils!
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2012, 05:16:21 PM »
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"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Sounds very nice...  could this be the pickup that makes me finally remove the EMGs from my ESP?
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 06:23:19 PM »
some fresh news from FB
direct from Nolly

"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Wow! That actually sounds great! Really fat and smooth. It does seem very modern sounding though (unsurprisingly) and maybe maybe slightly dark in a les Paul custom. As far as I know the les Paul custom is BKPs standard demo guitar.

I do feel that BKP should begin to do distorted rythm clips though to display articulation and how the frequencies are "balanced" in a chord.

I feel they should start doing clips with amps again like they used to back in the old days :(

It showed the pickups in a much better light.

i think if the clips that are up now were up when i originally bought my miracle man in 2005 rather than the one that was up then i would have passed
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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 08:22:09 PM »
some fresh news from FB
direct from Nolly

"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Wow! That actually sounds great! Really fat and smooth. It does seem very modern sounding though (unsurprisingly) and maybe maybe slightly dark in a les Paul custom. As far as I know the les Paul custom is BKPs standard demo guitar.

I do feel that BKP should begin to do distorted rythm clips though to display articulation and how the frequencies are "balanced" in a chord.

I feel they should start doing clips with amps again like they used to back in the old days :(

It showed the pickups in a much better light.

i think if the clips that are up now were up when i originally bought my miracle man in 2005 rather than the one that was up then i would have passed


What do they record with?
I've actually not really liked the BKP demos as much as I like the random demos that you find on youtube because the BKP demos sound "processed" to me. I think I know why now.

So, what are they using? I assume that it's probably something like an Axe FX.

I'd also like them to start recording a demo of a pickups playing in every genre that they list. For example: If you play hard rock but you want a smooth fat bright and saturated tone in your les paul and you get recommended cold sweats that just leads to problems because there are only heavy metal and progressive metal clips on the website or whatever. It just makes it so much harder to know that you're getting what you want.

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »
You are correct they are done with an axe fx.

have you checked the Official BKP clips section on the forum? That has all of the old clips on that are far more representative in my opinion.
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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 09:21:54 PM »
I've tried many times before but the links don't seem to work for me. :/

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2012, 09:23:47 PM »
I've tried many times before but the links don't seem to work for me. :/

these ones?

https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=17.0

All but the aftermath ones are with amps.

Roccaforte, marshall etc.


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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2012, 09:48:00 PM »
I've tried many times before but the links don't seem to work for me. :/

these ones?

https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=17.0

All but the aftermath ones are with amps.

Roccaforte, marshall etc.




Oops, my mistake! I was thinking of the wrong clips.

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2012, 09:56:19 PM »
Wow that's pretty cool! I never realized they had some "real" demos lying around. I'm certainly not a huge fan of the very processed tone of their demos now, just doesn't really accurately show the characteristics of the pickups. I think that's why everyone says the Steve Stevens's RY demo on the page is so powerful and kickass, because he uses a real amp there.

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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2012, 05:54:01 AM »
Wow that's pretty cool! I never realized they had some "real" demos lying around. I'm certainly not a huge fan of the very processed tone of their demos now, just doesn't really accurately show the characteristics of the pickups. I think that's why everyone says the Steve Stevens's RY demo on the page is so powerful and kickass, because he uses a real amp there.

Agreed. The Steve Stevens demo does, in fact, kick ass. The standard BKP demos always seemed to computerized (is that even a word?) and controlled, EQ'd even (although I don't think that BKP would go that far).

I honestly didn't believe that I'd hear such a difference between between the Axe FX and a real tube amp but these clips really show it off. Something sounds missing and I'm guessing it's cause I couldn't "feel" the pickups. But since in the rebel yell demo you can it just kick ass compared to the others.

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« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2012, 12:28:40 PM »
I completely aggree with the points made here... for me the real amp demos show the differences better.
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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2012, 12:34:09 PM »
some fresh news from FB
direct from Nolly

"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Wow! That actually sounds great! Really fat and smooth. It does seem very modern sounding though (unsurprisingly) and maybe maybe slightly dark in a les Paul custom. As far as I know the les Paul custom is BKPs standard demo guitar.

I do feel that BKP should begin to do distorted rythm clips though to display articulation and how the frequencies are "balanced" in a chord.

I feel they should start doing clips with amps again like they used to back in the old days :(

It showed the pickups in a much better light.

i think if the clips that are up now were up when i originally bought my miracle man in 2005 rather than the one that was up then i would have passed


Agreed. Dont like that tone at all, and all the newer clips are much more homogeneous than my experience of the pickups, in person and in recording. Ho hum, nothing to be done about it now. (And most people seem to like them, so job done I suppose, though I have seen lots of people (mainly on other forums, oddly enough) that the clips all sound too similar to make a decision easily)

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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2012, 12:36:12 PM »
I would suggest something along the lines of keeping the demos they already have for picking out tiny details, then a few clips of the pickups in popular guitars and amps and styles for the said pickup. I think that would help a lot of people out. Though I do know TIm doesn't like pigeonholing pickups into one genre, as Riff Raffs can handle heavy metal and Nailbombs can clean up to a vintage sound. Perhaps this has something to do with it?

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« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2012, 12:37:41 PM »
some fresh news from FB
direct from Nolly

"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Wow! That actually sounds great! Really fat and smooth. It does seem very modern sounding though (unsurprisingly) and maybe maybe slightly dark in a les Paul custom. As far as I know the les Paul custom is BKPs standard demo guitar.

I do feel that BKP should begin to do distorted rythm clips though to display articulation and how the frequencies are "balanced" in a chord.

I feel they should start doing clips with amps again like they used to back in the old days :(

It showed the pickups in a much better light.

i think if the clips that are up now were up when i originally bought my miracle man in 2005 rather than the one that was up then i would have passed


Agreed. Dont like that tone at all, and all the newer clips are much more homogeneous than my experience of the pickups, in person and in recording. Ho hum, nothing to be done about it now. (And most people seem to like them, so job done I suppose, though I have seen lots of people (mainly on other forums, oddly enough) that the clips all sound too similar to make a decision easily)


Isn't that why we have this here lovely forum though?   :D

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Re: Blackhawks????
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2012, 12:49:31 PM »
some fresh news from FB
direct from Nolly

"Adam Nolly Getgood shared a link.
25 minutes ago
Here's a short clip of the new Bare Knuckle Black Hawk pickup doing some blues-fusion. This will be one of the clips featured on the Black Hawk's product page on the BKP website.

http://soundcloud.com/nolly/black-hawk-fusion


Wow! That actually sounds great! Really fat and smooth. It does seem very modern sounding though (unsurprisingly) and maybe maybe slightly dark in a les Paul custom. As far as I know the les Paul custom is BKPs standard demo guitar.

I do feel that BKP should begin to do distorted rythm clips though to display articulation and how the frequencies are "balanced" in a chord.

I feel they should start doing clips with amps again like they used to back in the old days :(

It showed the pickups in a much better light.

i think if the clips that are up now were up when i originally bought my miracle man in 2005 rather than the one that was up then i would have passed


Agreed. Dont like that tone at all, and all the newer clips are much more homogeneous than my experience of the pickups, in person and in recording. Ho hum, nothing to be done about it now. (And most people seem to like them, so job done I suppose, though I have seen lots of people (mainly on other forums, oddly enough) that the clips all sound too similar to make a decision easily)


Isn't that why we have this here lovely forum though?   :D

Indeed. You may be a bit new here to have read any of my essay-posts on the differences between the pickups in the contemporary range ;). I dont hear much of those differences in the clips on the site though.

The best representation I've heard of the nailbomb and miracle man are indeed in Tims 2005 recordings. I think that the newer clips more representative of the tones you can expect if you buy an AxeFX than any BKs, but obviously Tim disagrees or he wouldnt have used them.