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Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:36:22 AM »
Hello everybody,

I will receive a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX in June, and I will not keep the stock active pickups in it (Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout).
As a matter of fact, I have been playing metal/high gain stuff for a long time, and I am looking for something "different"... classic rock & clean/crunch stuffs

Schecter Avenger ATX specs :
- mahogany body without added top
- mahogany set neck
- ebony fretboard
- 24 fret neck
- Tune-O-Matic Bridge by Tonepros, strings thru body, 2 1/16" string spacing (52,4mm)

So I checked some samples (on the official website & on YouTube), and I felt in love with the Abraxas.
I do not want to mimic a specific musician/band, just my own sound, and I expect a deep sound, with good bass, no agressive trebles, moderate output, and excellent dynamics from these pickups.

Some friends are afraid the guitar would be a little bit too muddy with the Abraxas, so they suggest I would rather pick a Black Dog set...

Did I make the right choice with the Abraxas ? (on the verge of ordering it)

« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 01:36:45 PM by milenko »

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 10:40:28 PM »
I think the Abraxas, which has a nice chimey topend too, will do fine. It's a balanced pickup, a sort of hotter Mule with more mids. The quite middy Black Dog would be a good option too. Choice is merely a matter of taste.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 10:51:30 PM »
Many thanks !

I have just ordered an Abraxas set (53mm spacing for the bridge), Burnt Chrome finish, short legs.
I think they will look great in this aged white guitar, especially with the stock black chrome hardware :D.

I will take pictures as soon as I receive the package.

P. S : please bear with my poor English/syntax mistakes... I am from France
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 10:53:19 PM by milenko »

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 11:03:14 PM »
No problem mate and a belated welcome here for you! There are more 'foreigners' on the forum. We do are best to write proper English, of course some mistakes will slip trough. At least in my case...
I hope the Abraxas works out fine. Post a picture when you got the BKP's in it!  :)
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 09:40:22 AM »
Good choice with the Abraxas. It is a warm and open sounding pickup that has good push in the midrange. Great singing tones are possible with it. It can do harder styles as well.

Cheers Stephan

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 05:30:09 PM »
Thanks for your help. Your description seems to match my expectations about this set of pickups :D.

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 07:45:32 PM »
i've just put an abraxas set in my les paul and i love them!
i think you will be happy with your choice. enjoy :D
The swamp city shakers
got, mule, stormy monday, M.Q., abraxas set, mule set.
had, slow hands set, vhII, yardbird set

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 08:58:24 PM »
Those are good news.

I do not have them yet, but already in love with them :lol:.

Anyway, I am sure they will sound "better" than the Duncan Blackout for what I want to play (already have my Vigier Excalibur with Bill Lawrence/Wilde Pickups L-500XL/R for good old metal stuffs).

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 01:47:54 PM »
Hi pals, I have just received my Bare Knuckle Abraxas set !

For the moment, all I can say is that those pickups are beautiful, well crafted, but... I have no guitar left to mount them :lol:.

Still, I shall put some unboxing pictures...









... and a few pictures of the beautiful Burnt Chrome finish, of course 8)









See you this summer for the mounting phase :lol:.

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 03:35:25 PM »
Love that burnt chrome look.

Cheers Stephan

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »
Love that burnt chrome look.

Cheers Stephan

Me too, in the right guitar.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

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Re: Abraxas on a Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 02:31:29 PM »
Hi guys ! I have just received my Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX and... I definitely do not like the stock Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout in it, and... I actually enjoy my BK Abraxas set A LOT !

Maybe I should tease you a little with some pictures...

Schecter Avenger Blackjack ATX, with stock Seymour Duncan AHB-1.


I took the strings off, but I kept the sixth one in order to test my setup. Got rid off the Blackout :shock: ! There are only the Tune O Matic inserts left.


(teheee, long neck tenon PDT_003 )

I put a little screw into the insert, tip upside, and I screw the pot inside the insert : the pot hit the tip of the small screw so that the insert is pulled up, effortlessly.




In this picture, we can see the small screw I put nito the insert.

Maybe a video would be better :wink:.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsZ9zBX2eDU
Many thanks to Pusheadcic.

Once I pulled the insert out of its hole, I made a small channel between the bridge pickup cavity and the insert.
Then, I put a grounding wire into the channel so that the bridge, hence the strings, should be grounded = no disturbing buzz.

Now everything goes easy-cheesy, and I mounted my new Bare Knuckle Abraxas with some additional mods (push-push coil tapping, killpot on the volume pot).





Let's play !


These pickups are very smooth, musical : I could not possibly keep the Seymour Duncan Blackout !

Many thanks to Bare Knuckle staff, I am so much in love with my new guitar and its new pickups !