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ratspeak

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What would happen if...
« on: September 06, 2010, 12:33:25 AM »
Forgive me for the newbie-esqe question, but I'm stricken with curiosity. A while back I was thinking about getting some BKPs for my C-7 Blackjack. I let the GAS subside and went on with life. But let's face it, I'm totally sick of the lack of definition from the stock JB. It's a terrible match for a big mahogany/rosewood guitar like the Blackjack. The consensus for warm sounding 7 strings has always been the Painkiller, but it seems like another popular choice has been the ceramic nailbomb, which I hear is the brightest BKP humbucker (if memory serves). This leads me to my question.

If I were to get a C-Bomb overwound, how would that sound? My rationale is that I've learned to love the pure power that my C-Pig exudes  :shock: , but no sort of 'pig would do well in a warm sounding 7 string. The idea of taking a bright pickup and winding it a little more (but not hugely) in the direction of the C-Pig appealed to me.

So what do you think? Go!

MDV

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 12:58:07 AM »
No no no, the c-bomb isnt that bright at all.

Cold sweat is considerably brighter!

The c-pig might be fine in warm 7. Its got plenty of cut in the top end.

ratspeak

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 01:41:46 AM »
Thanks MDV, so I assume my memory doesn't serve.  :lol:

How would having a CS overwound sound? I was considering a stock one as well, just curious as to how things would go if a bit more in the muscle-department was added.

It's not top-end I'm worried about. My C-Pig is great in that regard, it's more that the lows might get a bit crowded. I also don't want the mids quite as aggressive.

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 01:52:57 AM »
As I understand it an overwound CS is a C-bomb. I can hear a family resemblence, but they are pretty different pickups; that couple of k must make a lot of difference.

To be fair in a low tuing and dark guitar the CS would be fine.

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 02:34:31 AM »
Yeah, that's what I heard. Seems like CS would be the way to go then. People have said in the past that almost any stock BKP can get you the tone you want, but I wanted to explore my options. I'll talk to Tim about it once I decide on a few other things.

Thanks.  :D

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 02:48:13 AM »
No bother.

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Re: What would happen if...
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 07:42:37 AM »
Cold Sweat is definitely what I would recommend for you, based on the descriptions. It's got plenty of output but still stays fairly dynamic. It's a great match for warm sounding guitars, and has pretty neutral mids. Bottom is still full, and you'll get great top end cut.

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