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Pickups / Re: Rebel Yells - '57RI GoldTop
« Last post by djpatb on Today at 04:37:15 AM »
Those preferred pups (MM/APig) are heavy-duty output pups!!  As you likely know, that's interesting you went through the bevy of usual susepcts only to end up sticking some sledgehammers into that guitar; but as we all know, to each their own.  I suppose it depends too on your amps - as they're the other 50% of the equation, really.  What are you running if you don't mind me asking? 

As for processed - everyone's ears are different...  All I can say about the RYs is I've not needed my GEQ on whatsoever; they're mega clear and present. And I run everything from low-moderate-to-high-gain heads.  With the high-gainers, it was noticeable - I needed to dial back the amp's gain to find a balance; and ya, it took some fiddling with pole-piece height/pickup height/etc before I found both the neck and bridge sweetspots - but now that they're there - it's bloody addictive.  Just glad you found something that made that LP work for you.

I'm plugging into either a Bogner EL34 Shiva, Goldfinger SL, or Diezel Einstein. Admittedly I wanted this LP to be my modern rock LP. I have another LP Standard for classic tones...with Riff Raff/Mule combo.
I have Mules in a Tele HH too, and the VHII set in my LTD Eclipse, so I do dig the low output models. I still have the RY set boxed up. I'll prob try them in the Eclipse at some point to give them another shot.
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Pickups / Re: Rebel Yells - '57RI GoldTop
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 03:49:34 AM »
With the low gain pickups into high gain amps or whatever I think it really depends on the amp.

I know that the Peaveys I've owned that fall into the high-gain territory respond better when you keep the gain below noon and drive the input tube a bit harder instead.  The gain stages get 'mushy' above a certain level.  I use alnico Black Hawks with a clean boost into the crunch channel of my JSX and that works really well.  I'm going to try an Impulse set soon but I suspect I might need to turn up the clean boost slightly for those.  I only run it at 9 o'clock (MXR/CAE MC401).  Gain on the amp is noon or just below.
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Pickups / Re: Rebel Yells - '57RI GoldTop
« Last post by ventura on July 02, 2020, 10:32:47 PM »
I put off trying the RY set for a while myself, but finally tried it in my 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard...and I gotta say I thought the mids were a  little weird on the bridge.
It was something I couldn't dial out. Like it always sounded processed if that makes any sense. Although, I went through a few sets of PUs in this Les Paul that I wasn't happy with.
Maybe it's just this particular guitar. I tried ABomb set, HD set, RY set. I even played with the RY height a lot and never found the sweet spot.
Finally I put an APig in the bridge and MM in the neck, and now it works really well. I have an LTD Eclipse with VHIIs in it right now, I might throw the RY set in there just to see if it matches better.

Those preferred pups (MM/APig) are heavy-duty output pups!!  As you likely know, that's interesting you went through the bevy of usual susepcts only to end up sticking some sledgehammers into that guitar; but as we all know, to each their own.  I suppose it depends too on your amps - as they're the other 50% of the equation, really.  What are you running if you don't mind me asking? 

As for processed - everyone's ears are different...  All I can say about the RYs is I've not needed my GEQ on whatsoever; they're mega clear and present. And I run everything from low-moderate-to-high-gain heads.  With the high-gainers, it was noticeable - I needed to dial back the amp's gain to find a balance; and ya, it took some fiddling with pole-piece height/pickup height/etc before I found both the neck and bridge sweetspots - but now that they're there - it's bloody addictive.  Just glad you found something that made that LP work for you.

I like lower output humbuckers like Mules and Black Dogs in Les Pauls. Works like a treat with highgain amps (too). But yeah, I don't play anything beyond hardrock.

That's been my M.O. for years...  Moderate output pups for high-gain heads.  That said for my superstrat and 7 stringers, it's been MMs, PKs, etc.  Maybe it was this "getting close to hi-output range/Billy Idol" thing that put me off.  I know my Emeralds are a delight in my '57 triple-pup BlackBeauty, lots of sizzle.  But I seriously can't hear a better sounding pup than these RYs right now - and am just putting together an order for my '59.  I've usually gone with covered, but this last buy was open - and I'm going to stick with this for my next purchase aesthetics aside. They just have more sparkle - I can't A/B them open/covered to say that's inherent to the cover-less design or not, but I simply don't want *anything* different if installing on another guitar.  That said, the '59 is exceptionally well balanced - and the Mules are a contender - still, distant second - but contender nonetheless.  The RYs I bought recently were for a Goldie that just muddied up too much under pressure.  My '59 doesn't muddy up, but I still use my GEQ at all times.  It's not a necessity - just a want LOL.

Diezel D-Moll/VH4/Hagen
Bogner both 20thA Shiva & XTC
Those are my main amps and I run them in stereo - D-Moll/XTC, Hagen or VH4/Shiva  So there's definitely some high gain to be had.

So long as everyone is playing happily that's all that matters  :afro:
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Pickups / Re: Rebel Yells - '57RI GoldTop
« Last post by Telerocker on July 02, 2020, 06:59:35 PM »
I like lower output humbuckers like Mules and Black Dogs in Les Pauls. Works like a treat with highgain amps (too). But yeah, I don't play anything beyond hardrock.
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Pickups / Re: Rebel Yells - '57RI GoldTop
« Last post by djpatb on July 02, 2020, 05:41:27 PM »
I put off trying the RY set for a while myself, but finally tried it in my 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard...and I gotta say I thought the mids were a  little weird on the bridge.
It was something I couldn't dial out. Like it always sounded processed if that makes any sense. Although, I went through a few sets of PUs in this Les Paul that I wasn't happy with.
Maybe it's just this particular guitar. I tried ABomb set, HD set, RY set. I even played with the RY height a lot and never found the sweet spot.
Finally I put an APig in the bridge and MM in the neck, and now it works really well. I have an LTD Eclipse with VHIIs in it right now, I might throw the RY set in there just to see if it matches better.
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Nice video.  I left some comments there.  Overall the Silo set has more presence.  The Silo neck has a tighter bottom end.

Thanks Dave for watching. Yes, I agree - more presence, a tighter sound, and as the YT comment mentions richer harmonics from what I can tell on early comparisons.

From what I hear the richness also increases over time once the magnets wear in a bit - not sure if that is a real thing or not though!
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Players / Re: My Silo pickup set vs stock Ibanez Quantum Pups - full AB Tests
« Last post by Dave Sloven on July 01, 2020, 01:24:49 PM »
Nice video.  I left some comments there.  Overall the Silo set has more presence.  The Silo neck has a tighter bottom end.
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Players / My Silo pickup set vs stock Ibanez Quantum Pups - full AB Tests
« Last post by adamwakeling on July 01, 2020, 12:58:11 PM »
Hi All,

I have just finished installing a set of Silos in my Ibanez RG 421 and have made a A-B comparison video of before and after with the exact same settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwhTkzRSRj4

Let me know your thoughts on the video as well as the sound clips provided.

I have to say that ignoring the sound side, the Silos feel great to play, and weirdly seem to make me play better due to the responsiveness.

- A

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Pickups / Re: BKP Juggernauts sounding flubby!
« Last post by Dave Sloven on July 01, 2020, 11:58:05 AM »
I think he just can't get them to sit low enough for the proper height. Any pickup will sound bad if you have it up too high or too low
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Pickups / Re: BKP Juggernauts sounding flubby!
« Last post by one on July 01, 2020, 07:36:22 AM »
I use juggs in my 7string 27' guitar together with a evh 5150III channel red and it's a perfect combo for me, playing any kind of extreme metal in my band. No flub
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