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questions if Rebel Yell is right for me
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:40:06 AM »
I play a Les Paul standard into a 5150 iii.   I am very unhappy with the lack of clarity on the low string power chords with Burst Bucker Pro that came stock.  I am just looking to change the bridge pickup.  I like the Rebel Yell because it is not so hot that I will lose the nature harmonics of the pickup.  And reviews say it has a tight bass.

My only fear is that some people had mentioned they sound a little compressed.  And this scares me considering the EVH is very compressed compared to other amps.     

Is the Rebel Yell right for me, or is there another Bare Knuckle model that would limit the compressed sound?  Or is this compression comment wrong?

I play mostly old school melodic hardcore and a little metal.  Thanks,


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Re: questions if Rebel Yell is right for me
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 01:40:47 AM »
If you want a clear BKP with nearly no compression: VHII.
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Re: questions if Rebel Yell is right for me
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 01:52:41 AM »
In terms of compression I think the Rebel Yell will be absolutely fine.

You are probably thinking of compressed pickups like DiMarzios or some of the Seymour Duncans like the Black Winter.  None of the sets in the Bare Knuckle range are like that.  Even the Black Hawk is not as compressed as your average DiMarzio.

I think the Rebel Yell will probably be perfect for the styles you play.

It sounds like your Les Paul has a fair amount of low mids.  The RY will clean that up a bit.

I have an Impulse in a Schecter that I run into various Peavey heads - 6534+, JSX, 3120 - and that is probably the closest pickup I currently own to a RY, and that sounds fantastic through those amps, really articulate with plenty of cut. I have also tried a Les Paul with an Emerald bridge pickup through the 6534+ and that sounded great, more 'vintage' than the Impulse somehow but still with that clarity and cut.  The RY is basically somewhere between those two so I think it will be good with your amp, which is no more compressed in character than mine
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Re: questions if Rebel Yell is right for me
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 02:43:53 PM »
should sound more compressed than the burstbucker pro, but definitely tighter and clearer

one of the richest sounding pups I've had
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Re: questions if Rebel Yell is right for me
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 01:49:45 AM »
thank you for the guidance!