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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by ericsabbath on Today at 01:10:05 PM »
This thread inspired me to order a True Grit 53mm open coil bridge humbucker for my Schecter C-1 Blackjack SLS FR-S that originally had a Seymour Duncan Full Shred in it.

The fact that it is between the Emerald, Black Dog, and Holy Diver was especially appealing to me for this guitar, which has become my '80s guitar (tuned to Eb)

sounds like a win indeed
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 11:24:35 AM »
This thread inspired me to order a True Grit 53mm open coil bridge humbucker for my Schecter C-1 Blackjack SLS FR-S that originally had a Seymour Duncan Full Shred in it.

The fact that it is between the Emerald, Black Dog, and Holy Diver was especially appealing to me for this guitar, which has become my '80s guitar (tuned to Eb)
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for old-school Korn tone
« Last post by ericsabbath on July 30, 2021, 01:27:22 PM »
My questions are as follows:
1) Alnico or ceramic? (im leaning to ceramic)
2) The Aftermath set is recommended for nu-metal on its product page but it has less bass response than the Warpigs. Is that good or bad in the context of the tone i want? From the sound samples i actually liked the Aftermath more, but not sure how it would translate into my rig.
3) Korn used to play Dimarzio Blaze pups and now use PAF 7s. What are the differences/similarities between those and BKPs? Are they mutually exclusive or can i still get a similar sound or even better one with BKPs?

1. Really depends on the pickup
2. Aftermath is a very edgy pup, with some natural bass cut and a ton of mids. I liked it better for tighter modern thrash stuff, like Exodus or something.
3.I don't think there's any bkp model like those, but from spec, I'd relate the blaze to the ragnarok or miracle man, and the PAF 7 to an impulse, maybe the vhII. BUT, but the most korn-sounding bkp to my ears were both alnico and ceramic nailbombs, but I did not tune that low to make a claim on it. I remember the miracle man sounding really good on drop A (and matches ibanez rg's really well), and also similar to old school korn.
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Players / Hyper Planet a progressive metal band from Iran
« Last post by amin on July 27, 2021, 04:31:05 PM »
Hey folks!, we are Hyper Planet a progressive metal band from Tehran-Iran!, this is the first music video off of our debut album!, we love to hear your opinions about it!

Beyond The Laniakea (4K video quality):
https://youtu.be/p-9ARatztRs

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Pickups / Pickup recommendations for old-school Korn tone
« Last post by footyball97 on July 27, 2021, 12:06:42 PM »
Hi,

Im looking to upgrade to BKPs and cant decide which ones to choose. I also asked their sales (havent responded yet), but curious to see what you guys have to say.
Im aiming for the old school Korn tone, specifically in this video at 0:20-0:24 you can hear how the guitar tone is different and shrill at first then changes a moment later into the much tighter gnarly one: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbp57

I want more of the latter and less of the former. I understand its an old video recorded through a camera mic and that tone hugely depends on the amps/cabs, but just want to make sure i have the optimal setup on the guitar end.
Btw if you have relevant experience with their specific tone, could you recommend what amp/cabs to use, i think im seeing a Mesa Mark IV there in the background.

My questions are as follows:
1) Alnico or ceramic? (im leaning to ceramic)
2) The Aftermath set is recommended for nu-metal on its product page but it has less bass response than the Warpigs. Is that good or bad in the context of the tone i want? From the sound samples i actually liked the Aftermath more, but not sure how it would translate into my rig.
3) Korn used to play Dimarzio Blaze pups and now use PAF 7s. What are the differences/similarities between those and BKPs? Are they mutually exclusive or can i still get a similar sound or even better one with BKPs?

My rig is Ibanez RG7421XL and Mooer GE200 amp modeler and i play through headphones only, no cabs/speakers at home, and through the PA in a rented rehearsal room, so all my tone that i can control is in the guitar+modeler at this point.
I plan to either get a tube amp or a better modeler like the AxeFx III in the future. I swapped the stock pups for Instrumental Sfty3 7 bridge and SD Black Widow neck, but i think ive made a mistake and shouldve gone for BKPs instead.
I also want to get another 7 string Ibanez from their Prestige line like the RGD4327 and change the pups to BKP as the stock Dimarzios arent good on that one, so i guess the question 4 would be:
4) Am i missing the mark here going for these modern guitars and pups designed for modern djenty/prog ultra crisp tones and should i instead just use whatever Korn used to get that tone or it doesnt matter that much as long as i have good enough pickups and the secret is all in the dist/amp/cabs?

Thank you.
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Pickups / Re: Recommendations for PRS with Swamp Ash & Maple
« Last post by ericsabbath on July 21, 2021, 07:12:31 PM »
So no kidding I was recommended the Black Dog set, which is interesting and yet telling since I had always wanted to try a set in a PRS. I have played a BD bridge in a 7 string swamp ash and honestly it was excellent. I am very intrigued how it will sit in this guy with the woods as is. I do firmly believe tone wood makes a difference, although in my experience not as much as some make it out to be. Ive swapped pickups in different wood combos and found subtle but noticeable differences. But, well see!

sounds like a good pick indeed
true grits should work too, with a little more low end and compression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp1_5C7AOyA
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Pickups / Re: Recommendations for PRS with Swamp Ash & Maple
« Last post by MAJ Meadows SF on July 21, 2021, 01:46:09 AM »
So no kidding I was recommended the Black Dog set, which is interesting and yet telling since I had always wanted to try a set in a PRS. I have played a BD bridge in a 7 string swamp ash and honestly it was excellent. I am very intrigued how it will sit in this guy with the woods as is. I do firmly believe tone wood makes a difference, although in my experience not as much as some make it out to be. Ive swapped pickups in different wood combos and found subtle but noticeable differences. But, well see!
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Pickups / Re: Black Dog -- With a little more power?
« Last post by ericsabbath on July 20, 2021, 08:15:38 PM »
A hotter Black Dog bridge - definitely True Grit bridge.

now stablished as the crunchier dog, finally

 :afro:
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Pickups / Re: Black Dog -- With a little more power?
« Last post by darkbluemurder on July 20, 2021, 01:40:44 PM »
A hotter Black Dog bridge - definitely True Grit bridge.
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Pickups / Re: Recommendations for PRS with Swamp Ash & Maple
« Last post by Dave Sloven on July 19, 2021, 08:57:09 AM »
I have the Impulse set in my Schecter PT Apocalypse Rusty Grey, which is the first swamp ash guitar I have owned.  The neck is bolt-on maple with an ebony fretboard and stainless steel frets, and it is a Telecaster style body.

I really like the set in this guitar.  It is tight in the bottom end like a ceramic but lacks the strident top end that the ceramic Black Hawk that I tried in there before had.  In this guitar the effective, real world output feels as much as my alnico Black Hawks.  Depending on how your guitar interacts with the pickups that might be different.
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