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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2011, 08:17:25 PM »
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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2011, 08:24:19 PM »
And yes, I believe the helicopter was what tim was thinking of.

Noticed how many blades a Blackhawk has?

Errr, 8, 4 on main rotor and and 4 on the tail one.
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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2011, 08:33:07 PM »
And yes, I believe the helicopter was what tim was thinking of.

Noticed how many blades a Blackhawk has?

Errr, 8, 4 on main rotor and and 4 on the tail one.

4 on the bridge, 4 on the neck :lol:

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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2011, 11:48:33 PM »
I suspect that at some point in the future there might be a second pickup design with the 4 blade construction

Once the manufacturing method is there for the BlackHawk , in time Tim may develop another differently voiced one

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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2011, 12:31:17 AM »
Even though I prefer the 12-pole piece classic humbucker look, this is interesting.
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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2011, 08:52:35 PM »
This is true, but what i was getting at is that when looking at pickups i tend to look at things that are more pickup dependant, for example you can change the way you hit and palm mute your strings to make it "djentier" but you cant affect a pickup's note definition nor how it responds to your pick attack, you cant affect it's note separation on a chord or how evenly it will ring out the notes.
And i was just saying THOSE are the criteria i use to assess how i feel about a pickup, not how "djenty" it is, because that is more technique than the pickup itself.

Misha, I wasn't referring as the pure "Djent" technique, but as the musical genre, as it's how the term is nowadays. This days people looking for a pickup seems to be more obssessed with tightness than everything else, but I'm personally interested in other things, like how organic and alive can sound for other styles besides modern metal.

Can't really say much because I don't even know how the pickup sounds, that's why I said "I hope it's not another pickup aimed at... blah blah"

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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2011, 10:18:24 PM »
blah blah core.

Im really excited to hear it :)
Rail pickups have always interested me. I have an old jackson pickup with quad rails which i quite like :)
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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011, 10:47:52 PM »
ahhhh any word on when these are coming out? i was considering an aftermath but that clip sounded awesome........I imagined a blade pickup woulda been named something like the Trendkill or The Philosopher or something along those lines relating to a famous blade player like Dimebag or Chuck Schuldiner. But the Blackhawk sounds cool too. The clip sounded incredibly balanced and clear. Ahh can't wait to hear more about this. I didnt even read all the comments- got too excited  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Prototype Bare Knuckle Pickups with Quad Rails
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2011, 09:08:12 PM »
Yeah a lot of rail pickups are considered high output metal pickups, but it seems that Tim is aiming for something different with these. I replaced the X2N in my Schuldiner, even though I did like the pickup and it really had the Death tone, with a MM. I thought of highest output, etc, etc, but it came down to dynamics and power, ease of harmonics, and all things pointed to the MM. The axe sounds totally different now; very huge which is funny because it's a really small, light guitar. But it's metal as f*ck. Think Decapitated's "The Negation" or "Names" at the 0:35 mark \m/. We just have to find out more about the BlackHawk to get a better picture. And actually hear it.

To continue Bulb's comments: I think Tim never tries to nail a genre with a pickup but rather create unique, dynamic, clear sounding pickups in all output levels to give the player a great set of tools to formulate the tone they desire. It's all subject to the ear. I personnaly can't listen to one single sound clip and think "wow that's the tone I want, that pickups is this or that". i want to hear lots of uses for the pickup at different settings and amps to get the feel of its potential. But you have to play it yourself too. It's mostly technique; a bad player can make great pickups sound like shite. I always end up wanting to hear something played with my tone, instead of wanting someone elses. Maybe they are in the direction they want, but ultimately I want it to be uniquely me, and that is more personal skill and technique than anything.

There's a lot more to pickups than genre tones. One of the first pieces I play to hear a pickup's range is "Die to Live" by Steve Vai. It makes you dig a lot of sound out of the pickups so you get a pretty good idea of intonation, clarity, eq, harmonics, and response. That's just what works for me, before I start noodling around or whatever. So, as stated before, it wil be interesting to learn more about the new pickup and it's uses.

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