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Pickups / Re: Bare Knuckles Boot Camp ???
« Last post by lonestarrevival on March 20, 2018, 10:42:03 AM »
I posted this in another thread, but thought it would make sense to post it here as well.

I measured the True Grits and got this:

Bridge: 13.0 kΩ
Neck: 9.2 kΩ

Of course this is speculation but these measurements make me think that 43AWG plain enamel wire is used on them. There is no way to fit 13k of 42AWG wire on a standard sized humbucking coil, and a 9.2k 42AWG pickup in the neck would certainly overpower the bridge in this set. All in all, the bridge appears to be quite close to the Emerald specs, probably voiced to be a bit less bright.

Cheers Stephan
I just needed fuller sounding and less bright A5 pickups than the Emerald but with similar output. I was looking into Duncan brobucker, now I think I will go for this.  So it is not  just affordable new line they came up with.  It seems these will have less eccentric characters than Emerald, Blackdog etc, so easier to pick and use.  My Blackdogs are waiting for their right guitar to arrive at some point, I can only fantasize about it for now.  I could get the whole Bare Knuckle line but I would then need to pick right guitars for each.
Pickups / Re: Strat pickup recommendations
« Last post by lonestarrevival on March 20, 2018, 10:25:11 AM »
Slow Hands are pure magic, as all Bare Knuckles I have tried are,  they just don't  sound anything like classic strat single coils at all to me.  I don't know the SD set but if you want fuller mids than classic single coils and more output, but still  the strat sound we know, you will probably be recommended the Irish Tours.  In general I would take Bare Knuckles over production Duncans any day, but depends on one's goals too, of course.
Pickups / Re: Hotter pups for a P/J bass.
« Last post by Dave Sloven on March 20, 2018, 08:48:44 AM »
Bare Knuckle's bass pickups are pretty much all vintage recreations.

If you want high output, aggressive bass pickups I would recommend Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups.
Pickups / Hotter pups for a P/J bass.
« Last post by Nadz1lla on March 18, 2018, 09:15:58 PM »
Hey all, long time no post! :cry:

Let's jump straight in shall we?

I've recently been thinking about my bass tone, I own a Squier Jaguar Bass (LS) which used to have actives in, but I hate batteries in guitars, so out they came. I replaced them with the Duncan Quarter Pounter P/J set, which does sound good, but I'd really like a hotter set.

The dream? If I could get a bass version of a Painkiller, that's what I'm into. Passive, but gutteral and ballsy, with a fair dollop of mid-focus.

Anyone know if this is even a thing? Is it physically possible to actually just re-create a Painkiller set but for Bass and have it in a P/J configuration?

If it is possible, I imagine I'd have to get something custom made anyway, which hopefully is where Tim and the guys come in.  :wink:
Pickups / Re: Chapman ML3 Modern humbucker help??? Aftermath/PKill/Pig??
« Last post by natefromearth on March 18, 2018, 07:17:34 PM »
Thanks. Taking that one out of the mix helps. I forgot to mention I typically tune in C standard, sometimes D Standard, but never lower than that and I do a lot of tremolo picking. Idk if that makes a difference when it comes to the Aftermath or Painkiller. I know Luc Lemay of Gorguts uses the Aftermath and says he likes the definition at lower tunings.

Pickups / Re: Chapman ML3 Modern humbucker help??? Aftermath/PKill/Pig??
« Last post by dxlxntxxlxr on March 18, 2018, 06:46:56 PM »
id rule out warpigs if youre looking for extreme metal mid heavy trebly attack and cut
Pickups / Chapman ML3 Modern humbucker help??? Aftermath/PKill/Pig??
« Last post by natefromearth on March 18, 2018, 04:11:34 PM »
Hey everyone,

Probably going to pick up a Chapman ML3 Modern here soon. I plan on replacing the bridge pickup immediately upon receiving it. I'll put a link below. Basically a mahogany single cut tele-style body, capped with a maple veneer and has a bolt-on maple neck. I record/play black metal/death metal and like the sound of Seymour Duncan's Black Winter pups, but much prefer to give my money to BKP as they hand make their products with love. I have been looking at the Aftermath ever since I read Luc Lemay of Gorguts loves them, but also the Painkillers and possibly Warpigs seem like they may fit the bill. Any suggestions/ideas for the ideal bridge bucker? All would be appreciated.

Pickups / Re: Which single coils with a Crawler for modern pop/rock sounds ?
« Last post by Benoit.balanec on March 18, 2018, 12:16:50 PM »
Thank you very much for your answer.

I'd have a last question : I checked the Slow Hand page and they only mention maple boards in the suitability section. Does it mean it may be too dark sounding with a rosewood fretboard, even considering the guitar has a swamp ash body which has a more scooped tone than alder ?

Pickups / Re: Black Hawk vs Impulse neck pickups
« Last post by Telerocker on March 17, 2018, 10:19:06 PM »
Can anyone give a comparison of these two?  Which is darker?  Which has more sustain?  What other characteristics differentiate them?  I like the idea that the Impulse is between a VHII and a Black Hawk, but what does that entail (in terms of sound characteristics)?

Good question as there are just a few posts about these pickups. Not that I will buy any of the two.

Isn't sustain in the guitar and just translated by the pickup?
Pickups / Re: Which single coils with a Crawler for modern pop/rock sounds ?
« Last post by Telerocker on March 17, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Slowhands are more vintage compared to the Trilogies and in imho a better match with the Crawler, which is a sort of AV Uber-Mule. The Slowhands are quite thick/middy for single coils, so keep that in mind. They have a touch of a P90 (not totally of course). I think they will do for the music you play.

I have a Crawler in a MXG (made by Patrick Eggle etc etc) swampashstrat with ebony board/maple neck. I've paired the Crawler with Irish Tours, which are more Rory if you know what I mean. Slowhands are better for the Gilmour-tone.

I can split the Crawler which produces a nice tele-esque single coil sound which is not scratchy at all. I have the guitar wired to be able to combine the full Crawler with the middle-IT, which gives me a fat sound with a little more topend chime. I think that's a nice addition to the palet. I use a 500k pot for the Crawler and 250k for the singles.

If you want humcancelling on the second position I would order RWRP on the middle Slowhand.
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