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WezV

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 11:27:44 AM »
the manhattan is finally on there too!

Nolly

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 11:50:35 AM »

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 12:36:43 PM »
Sweeeet! (and congrats on getting your song up as an official demo!) :)

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 01:01:49 PM »
& congrats/thanks to MDV for
a) coming up with the idea
b) the name :)

I guess that means I'm one of half a dozen of so folk that got one before it was released... :)
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 01:03:38 PM »
I missed out on reading about the spec.
no doubt it will be up on the site soon.

anyone want to enlighten me? I'm pretty tempted by those clips.

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 01:10:37 PM »
I missed out on reading about the spec.
no doubt it will be up on the site soon.

anyone want to enlighten me? I'm pretty tempted by those clips.
Mine is 15.6k, Ceramic, double screw (or allen) pole.

Try here for the history/background (or just search for posts containing 'Aftermath' by MDV)
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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 01:13:49 PM »
cheers. i did try the search but than i got impatient trying to sift through result. I didn't think to only search MDV's posts though

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 02:15:55 PM »
I missed out on reading about the spec.
no doubt it will be up on the site soon.

anyone want to enlighten me? I'm pretty tempted by those clips.

Ceramic magnet, 3 of them, one main huge one, 2 flanking. 15k, output somewhere between nailbomb and painkiller. Native double screw pole design, like the warpig.

Very aggressive sound, tightest pickup Ive ever played through, similar mid level to a PK but without the high mid spike and it feels a little darker and snarlier and growlier to play through. Not a terribly large amount of bass; the double screw pole is there to bring the low end up to a balanced level on a bright wind, rather than add more for a really heavy sound like the pig. Ultra-precise, very high attack, lots of dynamics preservation (not very compressed) so sounds bigger and in your face than the MM and C-Pig.

Cheers for the shout Antag (nice for my involvement, such that it was, to be remembered :)), but I have to clarify; I didnt come up with it; I was after a pickup for the Aurora, and Tim suggested I try this nameless new pickup he's working on for his own band, designed for fast moderm metal rhythm, suspects I'd like it and wants a bit of feedback on the design. I tried it, my feedback was 'thats awesome, get it out now! (and here we are more than a year later). Tim expected that it would become  a new pickup in the lineup but it wasnt ready yet (the neck wasnt finished at that time and he hadnt gig tested it yet) so had no trouble with me mentioning it way back then as a one-off custom made for me (which it was as things were with it then, back in late 2009) but we kept it on the quiet for a while at least that it was going to be a fully available proper pickup in the lineup.

I named it in the spirit of BK naming; for the vibe rather than the exact tone, and the vibe to me was Origin, Antithesis, The Aftermath; savage, aggressive, fast, was adapted for very complex metal due to ultra-tightness and precision.

So there you go; the (main bits of the) history of the aftermath so far as I saw it

I think the number of people that got one pre-release was 5.

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 03:12:21 PM »
ooooh, that implies that there's now an Aftermath neck available.  Wonder what it's like?

(FWIW, I paired mine with a VHII neck & am really pleased with it)
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 03:14:39 PM »
ooooh, that implies that there's now an Aftermath neck available.  Wonder what it's like?

(FWIW, I paired mine with a VHII neck & am really pleased with it)

It's 11kΩ, ceramic mag. Very interesting pickup!
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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 03:15:48 PM »
It is, yes.

I have mine with the HD in the aurora and with a PK in the MDV602. It sits very happily with both, and I really like both necks so I have no great need to try the aftermath neck. But it is out, yes.

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 04:17:36 PM »
i'm not too happy with the bridge MM in my ibanez RGA, but double screw pole means that i can't just send it and have it rewound as an AM (if anyone else will ever abbreviate the Aftermath with AM i want the copyright! :))... that's not good.
Mule, MQ, Stockholm, CS, RY, MM, PK, ANB, CNB, AWP, CWP, PiG90...

too many? ;)

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 04:27:04 PM »
i would very much like to try one but im nervous about it for 2 reasons 1) i dont play metal at all and am worried it would be a little to tight/modern voiced for me and 2)ceramic mags tend to sound bland and clinical to me specifically the high end. hows the treble response? smooth and organic or what one would expect from a ceramic?

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Re: The Aftermath is released!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 04:46:49 PM »
It doesnt sound too impressive to me.

very clinical, quite emg sounding and not very toneful.

I'll wait until more clips appear though.

also maybe its because i'm not in a very metal mood today