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Pickups / Re: Which BKP For Me?
« Last post by Dave Sloven on Today at 12:28:18 AM »
Leaving Slash out of it (because his sound is so different to the others you have mentioned) I think the Cold Sweat is a lot closer than the Holy Diver.
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Pickups / Re: Which BKP For Me?
« Last post by darkandrew on January 20, 2019, 09:00:26 PM »
Greeting BKP Community! I am first-time poster and first time prospective BKP buyer. I am looking to replace a Tone Zone in the bridge position of my Ibanez RGAT62. The DiMarzio does decent leads and chunks well, but it is too boomy and dark and I cannot get good singing harmonics in it for most of the rhythm parts I play.

I am primarily looking to get great 80s metal tones. Wolf Hoffman is my main reference point, but I also love the bridge tones from Scorpions, Lynch, Slash, and early Hetfield.

From what I have read in the forums, it sounds like the Holy Diver or Cold Sweat is probably what I am looking for, but I am hoping for some specific recommendations.

For those who do not know the guitar, it is a maple and walnut neck with neck-through construction and mahogany wings. The fretboard is rosewood. Thanks!

Having used both Cold Sweats and Holy Divers in the same guitar at one time or another, I can offer you some comparison between the two. Holy Divers are louder with a fair amount of bottom end and bags of middle. The HD is also more saturated and more coarser under break-up. In contrast, the CS has some compression / saturation  but not as much as the HD and so has more head-room for dynamics. It also has a quite a lot less middle and a lot mire top end - as such, on break-up it is less coarse. As you can see, they are quite different sounding pickups and my personal preference is for the CS due to the HD's increased saturation and lack of highs in comparison. In the HD's defence, however, I would say that the HD probably makes for the better lead pickup if that's your thing.
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Pickups / Re: Which BKP For Me?
« Last post by McStrummer on January 20, 2019, 08:07:16 PM »
Can't speak from experience, but considering flipping one of my guitars in that direction (after I've dealt with my Strat). Guitar in question is a Variax JTV89F (HH, mahogany body, maple bolt on) so fairly similar construction to the RG - and I'm looking very closely at the HD.

So I'll be watching this thread... :smiley:

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Pickups / Which BKP For Me?
« Last post by Would'e? on January 20, 2019, 06:37:53 PM »
Greeting BKP Community! I am first-time poster and first time prospective BKP buyer. I am looking to replace a Tone Zone in the bridge position of my Ibanez RGAT62. The DiMarzio does decent leads and chunks well, but it is too boomy and dark and I cannot get good singing harmonics in it for most of the rhythm parts I play.

I am primarily looking to get great 80s metal tones. Wolf Hoffman is my main reference point, but I also love the bridge tones from Scorpions, Lynch, Slash, and early Hetfield.

From what I have read in the forums, it sounds like the Holy Diver or Cold Sweat is probably what I am looking for, but I am hoping for some specific recommendations.

For those who do not know the guitar, it is a maple and walnut neck with neck-through construction and mahogany wings. The fretboard is rosewood. Thanks!
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Of course you can order a HSS set yourself by selecting a humbucker and the middle- en necksinglecoils.

Yeah dude, I was just wondering which HSS sets were recommended by BKP in case I order a mis-match

How heavy you want to go? I remember HD + Irish Tours. I myself have a Crawler/IT combo and a VHII/Mother's Milk set. Obvious a Miracle Man would ask for something like Trilogies or Sinners, a alnico Blackhawk for Cobra's. I can see a Mule or Black Dog working with Pat Pends or Mother's Milk and a Stormy Monday with Sultans.

I'd love to try the Patent '63 set with a bucker. Nothing too powerfull
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Of course you can order a HSS set yourself by selecting a humbucker and the middle- en necksinglecoils.

Yeah dude, I was just wondering which HSS sets were recommended by BKP in case I order a mis-match

How heavy you want to go? I remember HD + Irish Tours. I myself have a Crawler/IT combo and a VHII/Mother's Milk set. Obvious a Miracle Man would ask for something like Trilogies or Sinners, a alnico Blackhawk for Cobra's. I can see a Mule or Black Dog working with Pat Pends or Mother's Milk and a Stormy Monday with Sultans.
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Of course you can order a HSS set yourself by selecting a humbucker and the middle- en necksinglecoils.

Yeah dude, I was just wondering which HSS sets were recommended by BKP in case I order a mis-match
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Of course you can order a HSS set yourself by selecting a humbucker and the middle- en necksinglecoils.
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Pickups / Re: DIs of 11 popular BKPs for reamping
« Last post by McStrummer on January 19, 2019, 07:08:10 PM »
Looks like these have long since gone away  :sad:

Are they still available anymore? Love to run a few of these through my favourite models.  :angel:
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Pickups / Re: Alnico V Neck Humbuckers from Brightest to Darkest
« Last post by darrenw5094 on January 19, 2019, 05:17:50 PM »
Very interesting thread !
It seems to give me a solution to my neck pup quest.

I love the Black Dog bridge on my Les Paul R9, especially for his hot/throaty mids and presence. It does the perfect breakup on my EVH 5150 blue channel.
But I found the neck position too bassy, with not enough push and definition in de high mids.
Reading the forum, the Holydiver and the Riff Raff are the two I am actually considering for the neck position.
But I also wonder about the power output comparing the the BD bridge.
Any thought about my case ?

There is a video on YouTube with a Les Paul.....Black dog in bridge and a Riff Raff in the neck.

I saw that, Bruce Dickinson plays really great btw (if it's the video you mean).
The RR sounds good, but it seems to be a little weak beside of the BD anyway...

Yeah.....that's the one
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