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Neck clean sound shootout (HD, VHII, CS, NB, MM, PK)
« on: March 14, 2008, 04:54:51 PM »
Yet again my (lack of) recording skill fails to capture the huge differences in sounds between BKP models :roll: but having gone to the effort, I'm going to post anyway...

There have been a few posts asking about neck models & it occurred to me that I own 6 of them.  So I recorded these at the weekend, one after the other without changing any settings.

It's a fairly simple chord progression that I played twice, switching on some chorus for the second one each time.  Yes, there are mistakes - for some reason I got a major attack of butter fingers while trying to record with the Nailbomb & lost patience after take 4 :roll: :) (+ the click track was starting to bore into my head like a chinese water torture :lol:)

Guitars:
Jackson RR1T (Holy Diver)
PRS Singlecut (VHII)
Jackson KV2 (Cold Sweat)
Gibson Les Paul (Nailbomb)
Gibson Les Paul (Miracle Man)
Charvel model 5 (Painkiller)

Amp: Engl Savage 120 (channel 1 of course), Mesa Recto 2x12" cab (vintage 30s)
FX: MXR M134 Chorus (second time only)
Mic/Recording: Shure SM57, Presonus Bluetube DP, Fostex MR16HD

Enjoy :)
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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Neck clean sound shootout (HD, VHII, CS, NB, MM, PK)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 04:56:04 PM »
& here are the other 3
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

Lazy_McDoesnothing

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 06:26:25 PM »
Nice dude.  Out of the clips I preferred the VH, NB, and HD the most in that order.  Do them under gain now!  8)

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 06:32:38 PM »
Quite surprisingly I prefered the HD out of the bunch. There just seemed to be more harmonics. Thanks for the clips, it's quite helpful. Now do some leads! :P
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008, 07:02:05 PM »
Yep, I've promised a few people on PMs that I'll do some neck leads.  If I get a chance in the next week or so I'll fire up the recorder & have a go.

FWIW Holy Diver is by far my favourite for clean sounds.  As I said in my post, my recordings have "evened out" the differences (especially in power), but I think that I've caught the brightness & clarity of the HD fairly well.
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 08:04:55 PM »
How about some clean, strummed chords? I like strumming  :D
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 08:59:07 PM »
Very nice tones there. That Chorus sounds real gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 02:37:21 PM »
Quote from: badgermark
How about some clean, strummed chords? I like strumming  :D
Quote from: ilyti
Now do some leads! :P
Quote from: Lazy_McDoesnothing
Do them under gain now!  8)
Try this for starters :)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 03:10:33 PM by Antag »
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 04:47:39 AM »
Excellent.  I vote #1 VH, #2 MM

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 03:16:27 PM »
very very useful!!

the painkiller + chorus was pure Judas Priest

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 09:23:13 PM »
VH is my fav by far. very warm and more depth and mids. great sounding neck pup.

I like the HD too its very very clear, but much thinner almost bridge like with lots more treble.

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 01:30:27 AM »
holy diver winns!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 05:01:53 AM »
I like the VH best then HD. thanks for the clips, This should help out on choosing a pickup.
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