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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2010, 11:50:54 AM »
Thanks for the kind words guys  :)

Something I should point out that the guitars are quad-tracked in the clip. The AM really excels for layering because its leaner sound means takes can be stacked up without getting bloated/muddy, and the tightness reduces the amount of low-end smudge.

just curious how do the Aftermath pups compare to the warpigs?

The Warpig is a huge, thick, saturated sounding pickup with massive output, while the AM is much leaner affair - the emphasis is on surgical precision with, a lot more brightness in the top end, significantly less low end and a much drier feel.

Awesome! Only one question from me:

Which one for Djent? PK or AM?

It's gotta be the PK, that upper-mid voicing is insta-djent :)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2010, 11:55:28 AM by Nolly »

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2010, 05:56:09 PM »
What, may i ask, is this pickup really looking to excel at?

Is it just a good intermediate between the PK and MM?  Tight lows, but with more mids?  The clips sound killer, though its tough to subjectify to your own application....

Nolly -

Like you, I have a Rebel yell and love it... so how does this compare, with their similar output?

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2010, 06:09:35 PM »
Fast, aggressive, percussive palm muted and stocatto 'modern' rhythm guitar.

It can also shred like a mother$%&#er, if you can, but thats not its mission objective.

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2010, 06:56:53 PM »
Cheers Nolly, PK still for me then, hehe.

Clip sounded awesome though.  :D

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2010, 09:35:43 AM »
i think i'll stop posting audio files, every time i listen to one of yours i feel the urge to commit some self cleansing ritual automutilation...  :lol:

this was meant to be a "great demo, Nolly!"  :P
Mule, MQ, Stockholm, CS, RY, MM, PK, ANB, CNB, AWP, CWP, PiG90...

too many? ;)

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 09:49:01 AM »
Nolly -

Like you, I have a Rebel yell and love it... so how does this compare, with their similar output?

Their DC resistances may be close but the Aftermath pushes much harder with it's 3 ceramic mags. Going from the RY to the AM you would encounter more top end, stiffer/drier feel and a more focussed midrange. The RY is very tight, but the AM has absolutely 0 "give" in it, it feels incredibly direct.
The RY is considerably more organic, with excellent dynamic range and more open voicing. It's definitely the more versatile of the two.
In other words, both have their strengths and both are great  :)

i think i'll stop posting audio files, every time i listen to one of yours i feel the urge to commit some self cleansing ritual automutilation...  :lol:

this was meant to be a "great demo, Nolly!"  :P

Apologies for the discomfort, none intended!

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2010, 02:45:17 PM »
Fast, aggressive, percussive palm muted and stocatto 'modern' rhythm guitar.

It can also shred like a mother$%&#er, if you can, but thats not its mission objective.

You see, I like to chuggah chuggah, but I also need a full bodied lead tone.

I play everything from Led Zeppelin, to Yngwie, to Ozzy, to Metallica, to Slayer, to Dream Theater, to Necrophagist.

So far... I dunno, the Aftermath sounds like it may be my best bet... Either that or the MM or the a5-WP or the c-WP... Just soooo hard to decide here. Hahahaha. I will get there eventually!!!

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2010, 08:02:32 PM »
You can raise the screw poles nearer the neck under the plain strings, while leaving the screw poles under the wound strings the same. Instant fuller leads/sound on plain strings in general, leaving the main body of rhythm sounds untouched.

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2010, 02:22:22 AM »
Absolutely GREAT!  I love the sound!  I use a Miracle Man which I keep telling people is a great way to get gain and tone at the same time.  How do the two pickups stack up or differ? 

Here is a rough draft song I have done (no bass on it) using the Miracle Man. 

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2010, 04:48:29 PM »
Nolly -

Like you, I have a Rebel yell and love it... so how does this compare, with their similar output?

Their DC resistances may be close but the Aftermath pushes much harder with it's 3 ceramic mags. Going from the RY to the AM you would encounter more top end, stiffer/drier feel and a more focussed midrange. The RY is very tight, but the AM has absolutely 0 "give" in it, it feels incredibly direct.
The RY is considerably more organic, with excellent dynamic range and more open voicing. It's definitely the more versatile of the two.
In other words, both have their strengths and both are great  :)


Word Nolly, much thanks for the reply.

That sounds like a good description; in that i can really visualize what the difference might be, subjectively in my application.  I suppose i am still curious about the midrange - which was what really sold me on the RY. 

In saying the AM has a more "focused" midrange, were you saying that in comparison the RY was just "broader/wider" in that range?  By "0 give", do you mean it's ultra-compressed?

I'm very curious about trying this pickup... i suppose i'm just trying to sell myself on it's unique qualities, removed from the other ceramics i tried (Miracle Man and Cold Sweat), which i did not like.  Every one sounded scooped, be that as subjective for my sound and application -

Does it stand right along with those, as far as "lots of low, lots of highs" or does the midrange come through more?  Would you say it's worth trying if i thought the other 2 ceramics (CS and MM) weren't for me at all?

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2010, 10:48:35 PM »
Word Nolly, much thanks for the reply.

That sounds like a good description; in that i can really visualize what the difference might be, subjectively in my application.  I suppose i am still curious about the midrange - which was what really sold me on the RY. 

In saying the AM has a more "focused" midrange, were you saying that in comparison the RY was just "broader/wider" in that range?  By "0 give", do you mean it's ultra-compressed?

I'm very curious about trying this pickup... i suppose i'm just trying to sell myself on it's unique qualities, removed from the other ceramics i tried (Miracle Man and Cold Sweat), which i did not like.  Every one sounded scooped, be that as subjective for my sound and application -

Does it stand right along with those, as far as "lots of low, lots of highs" or does the midrange come through more?  Would you say it's worth trying if i thought the other 2 ceramics (CS and MM) weren't for me at all?

By focussed I mean that it has a less open character than the Rebel Yell- the mids are denser with more grind and snarl.  When I said "zero-give", I was trying to convey that the response is so quick it gives you absolutely nowhere to hide!
I think you'd find the Aftermath considerably more midrangey than the MM and CS, both of which are rather smooth in that area. Hope that helps!

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2010, 12:43:50 AM »
Dude. Yikes.  I dont think there's any way i can't not have one (or any way i could have more negatives in a sentence).  Wow. Maybe, if it's even possible to be too tight, i could just bias my tubes cold, with more sag or something. Heheh.

Thanks again Nolly.  And i just posted a clip of the Rebel Yell in my Tele...... doing pretty much what the Aftermath could do naturally, with less effort in tone tweaking.

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2010, 05:45:30 PM »
Dude. Yikes.  I dont think there's any way i can't not have one (or any way i could have more negatives in a sentence).  Wow. Maybe, if it's even possible to be too tight, i could just bias my tubes cold, with more sag or something. Heheh.

Thanks again Nolly.  And i just posted a clip of the Rebel Yell in my Tele...... doing pretty much what the Aftermath could do naturally, with less effort in tone tweaking.

Wicked, I'm entirely not sure you won't enjoy the AM ;)

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2010, 07:58:59 PM »
Which are the differences between Aftermath sound and the ceramic Nailbomb? I feel that the Aftermath is more tight on lows. But does the Nailbomb have more highs? It appears so. The highs in the Aftermath appear to be somehow tamed by the very strong midds. At least in this demo.

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2010, 01:42:55 AM »
Which are the differences between Aftermath sound and the ceramic Nailbomb? I feel that the Aftermath is more tight on lows. But does the Nailbomb have more highs? It appears so. The highs in the Aftermath appear to be somehow tamed by the very strong midds. At least in this demo.

Yes, that'd be a fair approximation. It's worth noting too that the c-'bomb produces more saturated/compressed tone that does lend it a naturally "bigger" sound.