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Kemra

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« on: April 21, 2005, 11:47:12 AM »
Hey guys, Id ecided I'm really tired of my current pickups. I have a Fender HM Strat- Basswood body, Maple neck, rosewood board, Floyd, a DiMarzio Super 3 humbucker and 2 fender single coils. The for me is that the DiMarzio just sounds too muddy to my ears and the stock single coils seem too thin sounding. I play Classic Rock through to death Metal and these pickups just cant handle that. Any recommendations for a new set of Bare Knuckle Pickups?

HJM

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 01:11:25 PM »
How about Nailbomb/Irish Tours as a starter.  The Nailbomb will cover the high gain stuff, but still have plenty of vintage tone thanks to the scatterwinding and Alnico V magnet. The tours are nice and thick sounding singles. Alternative would be a set of trilogies, which are similar to teh neck and middle in Hayden's single coil demo on the players page.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005, 01:35:07 PM »
Depending how the body is routed, you could try my favourite,  Crawler bridge and 2 calibrated P-90's.  You will need to cut the pickguard, but the sound is well worth it.  The P-90's will get rid of the thin single coil sound!  I also have the Nailbomb/Trilogy/Triolgy, but will be installing it this weekend so I can't tell you the sound (other than I already know it will be great - all the other pickups I have are!).

Another option is a Warpig in the neck for the death metal sounds, the hottest strat pickips are the Sinners, but I haven't had chance to hear these yet.

Of course, as always the man to ask is Tim.  The one thing I can tell you is that whatever pickups you get, you will love the sound.

Phil
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Kemra

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 02:29:39 PM »
@ HJM

I just went and had a listen to Hayden's demo and i loved the single coils clean sound, sounded perfect to me. Can you get a Nailbomb and two Trilogy's as a set?

@ PhilKing

There is no pickguard on this particular model and it is routed to take single coils only in the middle and neck.

I have heard the Warpig and like the sound, but I'd liek to hear Tims opinion, because as you said he is the man to ask.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 02:56:04 PM »
Can't see why not,  Philking has a set I believe.

You'll have to call BKP direct as they're not on the shop page.
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Kemra

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005, 03:08:45 PM »
Hey PhilKing any chance of a demo when you get you Nailbomb and trilogy set?

Oh and also does anyone know how the Nailbomb sounds when coil tapped???

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2005, 11:54:43 PM »
Hi,  I will install them this weekend.  

I will be using a 4 pole 5 way switch (from BKP) and wiring it to give me Nailbomb both coils/Nailbomb outer screw coil + middle in series/All 3 in series (if i can figure this one out!)/Nailbomb inner screw coil + neck in series/neck+middle in series.

I have 2 screw coils in my Nailbomb, and, as you can see, I am wiring this for some slightly heavier sounds than the normal sets.  I will try and record some stuff when I finish it.

Tim will make you a HSS set with Nailbomb and Trilogy's.  MIne are all white coils, which looks great on a Fender.  The guitar I am putting them on has no pickguard either!

Cheers
Phil
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