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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2010, 01:45:32 PM »
There are several experimental sets that Tim is working on that may come to light.  However ones that people have heard about and are available through the web site (with additional comments to get the right set), are:

62 Strat Set - more SRV than the Irish Tours - AV 6.2K/5.5K/5.5K
69 Strat Set - David Gilmour meets Bare Knuckle - AV 13K.5.6K/5.6K
Black Guard Flat 50 New Wind - Nocaster sound, different neck pu - great blues sound - AV 10K/7.5K
T-Top Humbucker - just got these and have fitted them to my Zemaitis Metal Front clone, initial impression is that I really like them, they're like an agressive Stormy Monday!  AV 7.6K/7.2K
50's P-Bass - original single coil pickup

I'm not sure if all of these will see the light of day, but they are around if you want to get something new.

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As a stockist I was pondering how many humbucking pickup sets I need to keep in to cater for every situation
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I gave up trying to please everyone once it got over several THOUSAND pickup sets to keep in stock - I'll stick with the most popular/asked for and have the rest on request (especially as Tim & the team at BKP winds them pretty promptly)
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2010, 07:00:28 PM »
Oh you swine
I'll stick with the most popular/asked for and have the rest on request (especially as Tim & the team at BKP winds them pretty promptly)
Hi Jon,
I can sympathise with you, but I got my T-Tops (basic double blacks), in less than a week shipped to the States.  That's amazing service.  I think I only spoke with Tim about them in the afternoon, dropped in my order and they must have been on someone's workbench the next day!
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2010, 10:09:32 PM »
I'd like to see a humbucker in a singlecoil casing.
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2010, 10:17:16 PM »
I'd like to see a humbucker in a singlecoil casing.

Last I heard Tim wont do one because he doesnt like them.

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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2010, 10:27:06 PM »
Oh you swine
I'll stick with the most popular/asked for and have the rest on request (especially as Tim & the team at BKP winds them pretty promptly)
Hi Jon,
I can sympathise with you, but I got my T-Tops (basic double blacks), in less than a week shipped to the States.  That's amazing service.  I think I only spoke with Tim about them in the afternoon, dropped in my order and they must have been on someone's workbench the next day!

IS THERE A "T" MOULDED INTO THE TOP OF THE BOBBIN?
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2010, 01:03:43 AM »
IS THERE A "T" MOULDED INTO THE TOP OF THE BOBBIN?
No - Tim hasn't taken the quest for perfection that far!
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2010, 06:15:04 PM »
IS THERE A "T" MOULDED INTO THE TOP OF THE BOBBIN?
No - Tim hasn't taken the quest for perfection that far!

i had the great pleasure to try these a couple of nights ago and have to say they are an absolutely amazing set. sweet, open, balanced tone - full of detail and subtlety. not short of output either! the word 'exquisite' would not be hyperbole

tim's pickups are getting better and better in my opinion.
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2010, 06:57:38 PM »
i had the great pleasure to try these a couple of nights ago and have to say they are an absolutely amazing set. sweet, open, balanced tone - full of detail and subtlety. not short of output either! the word 'exquisite' would not be hyperbole

Stop here, please - I see a bad GAS rising  :wink:

Now gentlemen (not a lotta ladies around, uh ?), please pardon my obvious lack of culture, but could someone tech me about this "T Top" reference ? Looks like everybody - but me - knows what it's all about  :?
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2010, 06:59:44 PM »
Gibson patent number pickups, those following the PAF, migrated into the T-Top - named after a T shaped tooling mark on the bobbins.

Think of them as equal coiled low-output PAFs, rather than offset wound coils, and you'll be in the ballpark  ;)

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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2010, 10:05:26 PM »
I'm also interested where the T tops fit in, how does it compare to the A5 Mule, Phil?
Sorry it took my a bit to pull out the AV Mule guitar.  When gwEm was over on Tuesday we had it out - along with a few sets of NOS valves for my JTM45.  The mule is fatter sounding (as perhaps you would expect).  The T-Tops have an amazing amount of detail in them - I have a feeling that they are really lightly potted but they don't squeal (unless you are right in front of the amp with a fulltone GT-500 with both the boost and distortion turned on).  If you know the sound that TS McPhee had on Cherry Red then you will know what the T-Tops sound like (there's a name for them!)
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2010, 10:49:30 PM »
If you know the sound that TS McPhee had on Cherry Red then you will know what the T-Tops sound like (there's a name for them!)

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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2010, 02:29:07 AM »
Hey, do you think they would be the "go" to these sounds, I got interested on "Stormy Mondays with more power" thing

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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2010, 10:33:11 AM »
Now that I am acclimatised to humbuckers in my 339, the thoughts of a possible change at sometime are developing. Not that there is anything wrong with the 339 as as but for all the reasons we love BKPs, if I can get it even better now that would be great. The damn thing has become my gig guitar with my old Strat forlornly staying out on the stand.
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2010, 11:38:55 AM »
is there an overwound version of the riff raff?
something in the black dog ballpark, but sharper and less middy?
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Re: Is there any new Bkp coming?
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2010, 11:54:42 AM »
The VHII............