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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2013, 10:32:17 AM »
I'm now also interested in the Entwistle Nemesis AFG because it's the only pickup I know that uses a combination of ceramic and alnico magnets.  Does any other pickup maker do this?  How does the Nemesis compare to the HDN or other pickups that we'd be familiar with?

bulldog have a model called the dropzone that has alnico and ceramic mix

What's that sound like?  How's it compare to the Nemesis?  Also, not to be rude, but aren't bulldog pickups like a poor man's bkp?

To be fair I haven't tried either as i cannot stand bridge pickups with alnico magnets theyre just too loose and flabby for me.

With regards to the Bulldogs. You could look at them that way i guess or you could take notice that they only have one model that anywhere near resembles a BKP sonically and that's the Black Label which is actually a bit tighter with a more cohesive high & low end.

Another thing worth noting about bulldogs that I really like is the packaging and the free inclusion of PIO caps with every pickup.







I'd say they're definitely worth checking out. Different enough from BKPs and they do have a very distinct & unique focused core sound amongst the various models. I also like the experimentation they do and the fact that they do 100% custom winds and keep rewinding any pickup for you until you are 100% happy.

I believe currently they're experimenting with rare earth magnets.
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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2013, 03:06:21 PM »
Also, not to be rude, but aren't bulldog pickups like a poor man's bkp?

How can an 80 GPB pickup be poor man's? ;)
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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2013, 05:29:32 PM »
Was there not once an analogy about Tims pub thrown around here?

I mean discussing different PUs is all well and good, but this seems to be crossing the line a bit. After all this is the BKP forum and out of respect for Tim I would respectfully suggest to not more or less advertise competetion here.
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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2013, 06:10:49 PM »
Was there not once an analogy about Tims pub thrown around here?

I mean discussing different PUs is all well and good, but this seems to be crossing the line a bit. After all this is the BKP forum and out of respect for Tim I would respectfully suggest to not more or less advertise competetion here.
EMGs are one thing, active and passive and all that, but I would like you to think about the rest.

For starters nobody is advertising anything just pointing a few things out.

and secondly BKP do not make any neodymium or hybrid magnet pickups therefore your EMG point applies to this very discussion.

And finally have you seen the amount of talk about BKPs on the EMG & Seymour Duncan forums? It's a message board people have are free to say what they like just so long as it is not offensive to others.

If Tim specifically stated no talking about other pickups ever that would be a totally different thing. But he hasn't and we are discussing things that are completely different to BKPs here anyway. Also it seems fine to talk about pickups from other manufacturers when people are slating them or is that just the way of the world?
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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2013, 03:17:39 AM »
Anyone tried Railhammers?  The videos are kind of lame, they use a Metal Muff all the time, but I'm wondering if anyone has some personal experience of them.

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Re: Tightest Pickup?
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2013, 05:30:53 PM »
Brain: Yeah, the HDN is a great pickup. My main electrics are currently 81-60, 81-85, AM-2xtrilogy, HDN set. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, but I prefer the HDN to the aftermath as well.


I'm curious, what strengths do the Aftermath's have that the HDN's don't?  I've had the HDN's for over a month now and I still don't miss the Aftermath's at all.  However, if I had to choose between the EMG 81 and HDN, I would choose the EMG 81, but luckily I don't.

The aftermath has a certain grind in the upper end of the mids and and lower end of the upper mids that I (still) like from time to time. The HDN and 81 are both smoother in the midrange. It gives it a voicing thats aggressive at a lower output.
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