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darkandrew

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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2014, 10:54:08 PM »
Bright neck pickups with A5? The ones I have played

- Black Dog
- Holydiver
- Rebel Yell

are all quite clear and bright. VHII neck and Cold Sweat neck are hotter and bassier.

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The VHII neck is a very good pickup - strong output, very articulate yet creamy and would pair well with a Rebel Yell bridge - but glassy it ain't IMHO.

You should look at the obvious - a Rebel Yell neck. That one easily qualifies as glassy, so does the Holydiver neck. BTW there is a Riff Raff neck in my signature but I have not yet installed it so I cannot yet comment on that one

It looks like the advice is turning toward going for a Rebel Yell neck and bridge set, also I've kind of eliminated the Riff Raff now - having listened to some AC/DC recordings I just find the sound too screechy (and I'm not just talking about the singing!)

darkandrew

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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 08:56:33 PM »
Bright neck pickups with A5? The ones I have played

- Black Dog
- Holydiver
- Rebel Yell

are all quite clear and bright. VHII neck and Cold Sweat neck are hotter and bassier.

and

The VHII neck is a very good pickup - strong output, very articulate yet creamy and would pair well with a Rebel Yell bridge - but glassy it ain't IMHO.

You should look at the obvious - a Rebel Yell neck. That one easily qualifies as glassy, so does the Holydiver neck. BTW there is a Riff Raff neck in my signature but I have not yet installed it so I cannot yet comment on that one

It looks like the advice is turning toward going for a Rebel Yell neck and bridge set, also I've kind of eliminated the Riff Raff now - having listened to some AC/DC recordings I just find the sound too screechy (and I'm not just talking about the singing!)

Just ordered a set of Rebel Yells in brushed nickel to go in my black and white Eclipse, so thanks for all the advice.

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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 09:36:16 PM »
Just ordered a set of Rebel Yells in brushed nickel to go in my black and white Eclipse, so thanks for all the advice.
let me say the usual. Please be so kind to tell us how you like them and perhaps even write up a review.

Also, be aware that RYs are extremly height sensitive, even more so than most BKPs and that says something. So if you like em right away there is a pretty good chance they can be even better! =)
BKPs in use: 10th set / RY set / Holy Diver b, Emerald n / Crawler bridge, Slowhand mid MQ neck/ Manhattan n
On the sidelines: Stockholm b / Suppermassive n, Mule n, AM set, IT mid

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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 10:28:06 PM »
undoubtely : cold sweat in split mode ! The most glassiest and most beautiful sound in LP wood style guitars !
mensinger arcadia 7 with miracle man bridge and cold sweat neck
g & L legacy USA HB with bareknuckle alnico warpig and mother's milk neck and middle.
mayones regius 7 baritone custom with warpigs!

darkandrew

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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2014, 09:19:43 PM »
Just ordered a set of Rebel Yells in brushed nickel to go in my black and white Eclipse, so thanks for all the advice.
let me say the usual. Please be so kind to tell us how you like them and perhaps even write up a review.

Also, be aware that RYs are extremly height sensitive, even more so than most BKPs and that says something. So if you like em right away there is a pretty good chance they can be even better! =)

The EMGs (81/60) are out and the Rebel Yells are in, so it's time for some first impressions ...

I was dead-set on a Rebel Yell bridge but was unsure on the choice of neck pickup - as it happens I needn't have worried as the RY neck is just what I was after; bright at the top and full at the bottom.

The bridge pickup, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Others' comments regarding sensitity to pickup height are spot-on; out of the box and set up how I would for other pickups, the pickup lacked volume and "balls", so much so that I even checked the dc resistance to make sure there wasn't a fault with the pickup. Having confirmed that the dc resistance was correct I then set about playing with pickup heights and soon experienced the same behaviour that others have described - 2 turns of the screw on the bass side of the pickup made over 4dB difference to the output and really beefed up the the tone on my low "e" string. I'm going to have to play around a bit more with pickup heights (and possibly pole pieces) as I still find the volume from string to string a little uneven but I'm sure I'll get there in the end.
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Re: "Glassy" neck pickup to compliment Rebel Yell bridge
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 10:27:27 AM »
Try to set the pickup as high as possible and turn down the individual screws lower. This gets the slug coil more into play which senses the string movement farther away from the bridge where there is more "beef".

Cheers Stephan