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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2010, 03:26:58 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?

I'm surprised you found the Miracle man scooped (I've not tried the CS). Admittedly I run with a lot of mids on the amp, but I found the mids on the miracle man nicely aggressive and easily prominent enough. I LOATHE a scooped sound!

For what it's worth, in a side-by-side comparison here, I find the aftermath has more bite in the mids, and they are perhaps a bit more noticeable because the low end is much less pronounced. The lows on the MM are pretty epic.
Of course, if you run with a scooped amp and have a mid-light guitar, any pickup is going to sound scooped, but at least in my hands, the miracle man wasn't scooped in a basswood/maple ibanez or my custom baritone (maple/bubinga/wenge/bubinga/maple neck-through with bubinga wings, wenge top and ebony fretboard).

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2010, 03:38:09 PM »
i'm with Roo... MM has a lot of mids!
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 #32 on: November 09, 2010, 04:26:57 PM »
I will also chime in saying the MM has plenty of mids.

They are slightly relaxed but i wouldnt say they are scooped at all

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2011, 09:35:58 AM »
What would you advise nolly, out of MM, aftermath or nailbomb for a chimaira, KSE and mnemic type tone also red seas fire tone is crushing dude.
Gear =  Jaden Rose through a diezel vh4 and mesa cab, I know you had NB in your BM through your diezel so wondering if that would work as similar set up

Many thanks.

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2011, 07:33:56 PM »
Anyone else then? does not have to be nolly that could advise me?

Kind regards

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Re: Aftermath humbucker - BKP demo by Adam Getgood
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2011, 07:40:47 PM »
i think the miracle man or aftermath could do those kind of tones without any problem the miracle man more so as it has that extra sizzle in the highs.

The nailbomb in my experience wont do them but others will beg to differ. You'd probably be better starting your own thread on this