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Pickups / New Silo Rabea Massaad
« Last post by janez74 on Today at 11:55:20 AM »
hi, I contacted Tim Mills to ask for advice on which pick up to install on my Prs.  He strongly recommended the new Silo Rabea Massaad signature.  has anyone got to try it or is it too early?
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Pickups / Re: Looking for new pickups for my Ibanez SZ320
« Last post by Telerocker on Today at 11:10:42 AM »
Im not necessarily looking for the brightest pickups. I want a nice full, fairly even EQ, but with good string articulation.

My guitar also hasa 25.1 scale length, so its  bit clearer than a les paul.

THe HB101 (SH1-59N clone) was good, just had a touch too much bass, and could use a little more mids. The treble was good. The scooped nature gave cleans a lovely glassy touch. Mids could be added by use of EQ or booster.

As for the bridge, the Air zone could use a bit more articulation,and a faster attack. The HB103 (Distortion clone) needed just a little more bass, and needed to be more dynamic/less hot.

You can send the BKP-team an email. Their recommendations are usually spot on. I had a SZ520 btw (for a while).
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Pickups / Re: Looking for new pickups for my Ibanez SZ320
« Last post by Distortion_101 on Today at 09:09:53 AM »
Im not necessarily looking for the brightest pickups. I want a nice full, fairly even EQ, but with good string articulation.

My guitar also hasa 25.1 scale length, so its  bit clearer than a les paul.

THe HB101 (SH1-59N clone) was good, just had a touch too much bass, and could use a little more mids. The treble was good. The scooped nature gave cleans a lovely glassy touch. Mids could be added by use of EQ or booster.

As for the bridge, the Air zone could use a bit more articulation,and a faster attack. The HB103 (Distortion clone) needed just a little more bass, and needed to be more dynamic/less hot.

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Pickups / Re: Looking for new pickups for my Ibanez SZ320
« Last post by Telerocker on Today at 08:44:25 AM »
Hi and welcome!

I'm inclined to say RiffRaffs, but the split might be a bit weak. The neckpickup is one of the brightest BKP's.
I think you should look along the lines of Emeralds and Rebell Yells, maybe with a Holy Diver neck.


Here's a thread about brighter BKP neckpickups.

https://forum.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/index.php?topic=33428.0
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Pickups / Looking for new pickups for my Ibanez SZ320
« Last post by Distortion_101 on Today at 08:19:49 AM »
Hey guys

I've been trawling the forums reading what i can and now finally joined as I'm looking to buy my first set of BKP's!

A few months ago, i bought a Dimarzio Air Zone and Air Norton to fit to my guitar. At the time, it seemed to be what i wanted, med high power bridge, medium power neck, both have great split tones according to users, air tech helps with sustain and i thought the extra bass is something i wanted as everyone still said they remained clear. Plus i wanted nickel covers but adding them to my stock humbuckers just made them sound weak.

Turns out the bass response is not how i pictured in my head, and the split sounds are truly not that great. My Duncan designed HB101 (59N clone) and HB103 (Distortion clone) were better in every way except for sustain. Split my neck used to really sound like a strat (in fact i sold my strat because of that, now it just sounds thin and weak). Wiring was done correctly.

The main reason why i dont like the pickups though is the mushy, smooth (some say creamy) overdrive/distortion that they both achieve. Its made my amp sound solid state in a way. The response also feels slow and the attack seems muted. In addition, my string separation is now non-existent unless i add some treble via my EQ pedal.
My HB101/HB103 used to have some grit and grind, some jaggedness to the distortion, and now it just sounds like those edges have been completely smoothed out. I'm looking for AC/DC type OD, not Santana. I'm also looking for more dynamics.

My Guitar is made of mahogany with a maple cap.

I think I want a medium output bridge, and a vintage neck to have a hot blues/classic rock rig, that can handle hard rock and the occasional metal side of things but that isn't my priority. Diming the gain with some EQ adjustments usually is enough for my metal needs. I'm mainly looking for something with the overdrive sound i'm looking for, something with some edge and grit. Alnico 5 would be my first choice but not necessary and 4C wiring is necessary.

Im looking for something like the 59 neck, just with a touch less bass and a touch more mids (but still scooped). I enjoyed the distortion in the bridge but something with a little more bass (tight) would be welcome. Definitely want something articulate, that you can hear each string being struck in a chord, and something that splits well (I will partial split to retain some power)

After some back and forth with Ben, these are the sets recommended:

VHII Bridge, Black dog Neck (more classic)
Black Dog Set (Classic
A or C-Bomb bridge, Black Dog Neck. (For a bit more power)

I initially wanted the VHII set, but from what ive read, it seems to be a smoother, creamy overdrive which is not what i want.

I appreciate your assistance in helping me get the tone thats in my head.
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Time Out / Re: Is There Anyone Into Astrology here?!?!
« Last post by Klomba on November 21, 2019, 06:54:38 PM »
I suppose the information about planets and different signs is available and you have already known it. I advise you to read about angel numbers on https://www.zodiacsigns-horoscope.com/angel-numbers/angel-number-111-meaning/ because this is not a very popular astrology topic while this influences us very much.
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Pickups / Re: Mini-humbucker sized P-90
« Last post by Dave Sloven on November 20, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
If they do one I wouldn't be surprised if they tested the waters with the Boot Camp range.
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Time Out / Re: computer recordings
« Last post by Klomba on November 20, 2019, 11:13:24 AM »
I want to start adding some pads and lead synths sounds to my music and I can't really decide if it would be a better Idea to buy an electric piano or just a midi keyboard. With midi keys I may experience some latency issues and I am a bit afraid of that, with a synth I won't have those problems. After reading this Yamaha P-121 review it seems to be a nice solution. On the other hand, midi keyboard is a cheaper solution and basically, I can still use any sounds because there are a lot of good VST instruments.
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Pickups / Re: Mini-humbucker sized P-90
« Last post by Telerocker on November 20, 2019, 03:54:42 AM »
You can throw a mail at the BKP-team. Maybe they will come up with a mini-hb next year, but I doubt if there's any profit in it for BKP. Mini-hb are a niche.
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Pickups / Re: Mini-humbucker sized P-90
« Last post by Slava on November 20, 2019, 12:39:52 AM »
I think that some kind of mini humbucker sized P-90 is a long shot, because there is no real demand for it.

Then I will wait patiently... or take some Rio Grande or other one I already forgot... but they will not have specs I want and sound I need... and "Bare Knuckles Pickup" etch :cry:
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