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Pickups / Pickups for Schecter PT Apocalypse
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 02:49:34 AM »
My favourite pickups in mahogany are the alnico Black Hawk and Impulse.  I also like the Miracle Man in my SG, but SGs are odd guitars.

I have just purchased a Schecter PT Apocalypse (the 2018 Rust Grey version) with Schecter Apocalypse VI pickups

I am wondering what Bare Knuckle pickups people might recommend:

!. for a swamp ash / maple / ebony T style guitar
2. as a good replacement for the Apocalypse pickups by Schecter

Here is a video that shows the unplugged sound at 1:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwyN2zK1ueU

Obviously the Apocalypse pickups can do pinch harmonics according to this video ffs
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Pickups / Re: P90 Club
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 01:50:57 AM »
The Manhattan is a lovely pickup and those special covers are absolutely gorgeous.  I would definitely pay the extra for the art deco covers
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Pickups / Re: P90 Club
« Last post by Telerocker on January 24, 2021, 02:16:45 PM »
I think the Manhattan is a good choice in this case, so follow BKP's recommendation, I would say.
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Tech / Out of phase series / parallel
« Last post by optilude on January 23, 2021, 08:16:17 PM »
Hi,

Still learning here. I’ve done something I think works, but I’d like to check the logic of it.

Basically I wanted to try to wire the neck pickup permanently out of phase with the bridge (to get that hollowed-out middle position), and also wire a push-pull as a series/parallel switch.

I followed this diagram for both neck and bridge (with two different push-pulls):

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/upload/support/Schem_5b3932c.pdf

However on the neck pickup I switched the lines going to hot (selector switch) and ground on the bottom of the push/pull. Hence

Pushed in: green and white together, red to ground, black to selector switch.
Pulled out: green and black to selector switch, red and white to ground

(red = north start; black = south start; green = north finish; white = south finish)

Is this a sensible thing to do?

I was looking to see if it was possible to wire it “in phase” when parallel (pulled out) and out of phase when pushed in but couldn’t find a way to do that.

Martin
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Pickups / Re: Pickup recommendations for Mayones Regius
« Last post by RobAbrams84 on January 23, 2021, 05:40:37 PM »
In the BKP range the True Grit bridge is closest to the Emerald, though it is noticeably hotter wound than the Emerald and therefore has a lower resonant peak with more low end extension. The TG does have some crucial spec differences beyond the wind though, so it's not just a "hotter Emerald".

It's interesting that you say this, because Tim originally recommended the True Grit or Emeralds for me.  I might have been completely happy with the True Grits if I had bought them with covers (or if they had been available in raw nickel, I love that look).  But possibly not; one of the problems of having all of these models to choose from is that you always want to try others! 

I finally played with a full band last weekend; it's been hard since COVID-19 as our bass player moved far away due to economics, and our drummer is on a hiatus as his economic situation has changed a lot as well.  The Holydivers held up very well and I'm overall very happy with them.  Still, I'm considering putting the Emerald neck pickup back in.  I'm worried that it might be too dark for me and this guitar, as my original plan with the Holydivers was having a warmer bridge pickup and brighter neck pickup, so that I didn't need to keep fiddling with the tone knob when I changed between positions, but I'm finding myself missing the "weight" of that neck pickup.  I don't think that I want to try an Emerald bridge, as from sound clips it seems like it's lacking too much bass.  I sold my Nailbomb bridge; it was just too much for me, though I can see why so many people love it.

Anyhow to sum up, I'm really loving the overall EQ/balance of the Holydivers, though perhaps I could have gone with less output/less compressed pickups.  I'm used to PAF types, after all, and the True Grits retained a lot of the PAF flavor despite being pretty high output.  Still, it's nice having a more different type of sound out of this guitar than my others.

As an aside, let me just share this video here, I absolutely LOVE this riff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNJlp73sew0

My set of True Grits took a while to dial in (height and pole piece adjustment), but they sounded very much like that to me.  If anyone is reading this thread, my first recommendation for a Mayones Regius might be a set of True Grits, actually.  My only real complaints about mine was that 1) I bought them uncovered (my fault), and 2)I kept wanting to turn the bridge tone knob down halfway. 
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Pickups / Re: PRS SE Custom 24
« Last post by Dave Sloven on January 23, 2021, 02:27:05 PM »
Did the mounting flanges  fit in the cavity on yours?  On my SE Singlecut, the rout for the flanges wasn't quite wide enough for the BKPs.  I ended using a drill bit to expand that part of the cavity.

With my Schecter C-6 Pro the feet didn't fit (they also were direct mount, with a 3mm bolt) so I simply filed the feet of the pickup to match the stock pickup and drilled the holes in the feet out to 3mm.  It was a lot easier than modifying the guitar

I'll bet it was easier.  In my case, I didn't have a proper file, and my clipper couldn't take enough of the feet off.

I just used a regular flat file.  The metal is quite soft
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Pickups / Re: PRS SE Custom 24
« Last post by b.gandt on January 23, 2021, 12:47:35 PM »
Did the mounting flanges  fit in the cavity on yours?  On my SE Singlecut, the rout for the flanges wasn't quite wide enough for the BKPs.  I ended using a drill bit to expand that part of the cavity.

With my Schecter C-6 Pro the feet didn't fit (they also were direct mount, with a 3mm bolt) so I simply filed the feet of the pickup to match the stock pickup and drilled the holes in the feet out to 3mm.  It was a lot easier than modifying the guitar

I'll bet it was easier.  In my case, I didn't have a proper file, and my clipper couldn't take enough of the feet off. 
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Pickups / Re: Jackson RR24 upgrade
« Last post by ericsabbath on January 22, 2021, 10:54:54 PM »
Got em and build them into my Jackson. Haven't had time yet to play around with it but I'm planning to do that this weekend. From the 5 minutes of tinkering with it on my THR amp I found that pickupheight makes a huuuge difference. Seems to be even more than the Nailbombs in my Mayones. What's a good starting point to begin with regarding pickupheight?

glad you finally got them installed

yeah, pickup height still makes a ton of difference with pigs too

these are bass heavy pups, so I usually can't get them as close to strings as some others, but I'm a les paul player
anyway, the best starting point for me is as close as possible to strings while holding the low E without touching when vibrating
this is will probably sound bloated and overcompressed, then you start lowering the bridge pickup back down just a bit, and then you adjust the neck pickup to match the bridge volume
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Pickups / Re: Jackson RR24 upgrade
« Last post by Jasper. on January 22, 2021, 05:12:50 PM »
Got em and build them into my Jackson. Haven't had time yet to play around with it but I'm planning to do that this weekend. From the 5 minutes of tinkering with it on my THR amp I found that pickupheight makes a huuuge difference. Seems to be even more than the Nailbombs in my Mayones. What's a good starting point to begin with regarding pickupheight?
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Guitars, Amps and Effects / Re: 2018 Schecter C-6 Pro with alnico Black Hawk set
« Last post by one on January 22, 2021, 07:12:10 AM »
Cool guitar!
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