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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2014, 07:21:46 PM »
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2014, 04:06:20 AM »

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2014, 08:16:16 AM »
The ceramic Warpig for me. Blistering saturated tones that have all the clarity, picking dynamics, articulation of vintage output pickup. Voicing is perfect punchy lows never muddy, the upper mid register is my wet dream
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2014, 09:38:49 PM »
Further to me saying the alnico nailbomb is my favourite bridge ill say the mule neck is my favorite neck pickup.  It does every thing perfectly.

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2014, 01:09:38 AM »
Alnico nailbomb for me as I find it mega versatile.  Had it in 2 super strats.

What does it do best?  :evil:

Any thing rock/metal related as far as im concerned havent tried the nailbomb neck yet though so but im thinking about rectifying that very soon.
Nice. Does it have a dark voicing or more bright for you?  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2014, 01:10:32 AM »
Mules! Brilliant cleans, complex tones, almost 3D, superb genuine 59 PAF-neckpickup, very musical in between sound, articulate, dynamic, just georgeous. They can handle loads of gain with authority (no mud). They kill in a mahogany guitar.
Can't agree enough! I rave about the mules all the time. They're killer and sneaky little devils  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2014, 01:12:18 AM »
Juggerset.  I love the rich, beautiful cleans, tight rhythm, and phat leads.  The biggest thing is the feel, it's just so on.  It's chewy and thick, with bite, and great sustain.  It's positively addicting!

The Rebel Yell B / VHII neck is pretty much almost equal if not equal.  I really like the A-Bomb / Rebel Yell N combo too but there's just something about those Juggernauts.  I doubt there is a bad BKP at all and I bet they are all awesome in one way or another. 

Juggerset in a Super Strat.  Hard Maple neck, Rosewood board, 25.5 scale, soft maple body with poplar wings. LFR system.  Bolt on neck.  5 way super switch, B Series, inner coils, BN series, outer coils, N series.  500k volume straight to jack, no tone.

Rebel Yell B / VHII n in 24.75 scale bolt on mahogany neck, rosewood board, solid mahogany body / direct mount pups.  3 way switch with 500k push pull tone pot and 500k RS GUitarworks superpot (volume).  Coil tap.

A-Bomb / RY n in Les Paul Standard.  (swiss cheese body)   500k pots 50s style wiring PIO caps.
When you say the  "feel" of the juggernauts, what do you mean exactly? The dynamic response or the power it generates under your fingers?  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2014, 01:14:59 AM »
Really hard to choose.....
But the black dog bridge has always been the one I've come back to. When I was doing lots of recording, if I was struggling a bit with guitar tone then I picked up the BD loaded guitar and it always delivered. Just the right amount of fat grinding warm mids, that's what really does it for me. More recently I've also been liking the Holy Diver, which I feel is very similar in voicing to the BD, just a bit hotter. I do like the Emerald bridge too though.......tough choice!
And the Stormy Monday neck is my favourite - warm, creamy, lots of character :)
Yeah I love the clarity and the open quality to the BD. The mids are really good.  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2014, 01:17:36 AM »
The ceramic Warpig for me. Blistering saturated tones that have all the clarity, picking dynamics, articulation of vintage output pickup. Voicing is perfect punchy lows never muddy, the upper mid register is my wet dream
YES! Someone who appreciates the warpigs as much as I do. They're still my favorite BKP. So versatile yet SO mean when you need them to be. Never any sacrifice in tone when the gain is thrown on. Clarity is still legit.  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2014, 10:24:52 AM »
Alnico nailbomb for me as I find it mega versatile.  Had it in 2 super strats.

What does it do best?  :evil:

Any thing rock/metal related as far as im concerned havent tried the nailbomb neck yet though so but im thinking about rectifying that very soon.
Nice. Does it have a dark voicing or more bright for you?  :evil:

Its on the fuller/darker side but is the opposite of smooth.  For me it sits perfectly in between a rebel yell and a painkiller with a lot more 'prime beef'  :wink: .

Rebel yell and painkiller would benefit from a darker/mahogony guitar but I reckon the alnico nailbomb could go in a lot of different guitars and work really well.  Jack of all trades and a master of many
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2014, 01:50:24 PM »
@JimmyMoorby How much you're pleased with the NB, I wouldn't define the A-bomb as a jack of all trades. It's a hardrock/metal pickup. The voicing and power oozes ninetiesmetal and the aggressive uppermids and topsizzle you have to like. It's imo not really a pickup for HSS-strats as well.
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2014, 01:53:06 PM »
@JimmyMoorby How much you're pleased with the NB, I wouldn't define the A-bomb as a jack of all trades. It's a hardrock/metal pickup. The voicing and power oozes ninetiesmetal and the aggressive uppermids and topsizzle you have to like. It's imo not really a pickup for HSS-strats as well.

I agree.  It also has a bit too much mids for really mid-focused guitars, especially brighter SGs.  I can see though how in a less mid-focused mahogany guitar it could be more versatile.  The same pickup is certainly less abrasive in my Explorer, but I think it might be even better in a slightly brighter guitar like a Les Paul.
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2014, 02:56:55 PM »
Juggerset.  I love the rich, beautiful cleans, tight rhythm, and phat leads.  The biggest thing is the feel, it's just so on.  It's chewy and thick, with bite, and great sustain.  It's positively addicting!

The Rebel Yell B / VHII neck is pretty much almost equal if not equal.  I really like the A-Bomb / Rebel Yell N combo too but there's just something about those Juggernauts.  I doubt there is a bad BKP at all and I bet they are all awesome in one way or another. 

Juggerset in a Super Strat.  Hard Maple neck, Rosewood board, 25.5 scale, soft maple body with poplar wings. LFR system.  Bolt on neck.  5 way super switch, B Series, inner coils, BN series, outer coils, N series.  500k volume straight to jack, no tone.

Rebel Yell B / VHII n in 24.75 scale bolt on mahogany neck, rosewood board, solid mahogany body / direct mount pups.  3 way switch with 500k push pull tone pot and 500k RS GUitarworks superpot (volume).  Coil tap.

A-Bomb / RY n in Les Paul Standard.  (swiss cheese body)   500k pots 50s style wiring PIO caps.
When you say the  "feel" of the juggernauts, what do you mean exactly? The dynamic response or the power it generates under your fingers?  :evil:

This is hard to describe.  It's kind of how when a guitar neck just 'feels' right, the pickup just 'feels' right to play.  It's like it plays itself. 

In response to your comment, it definitely is powerful but is surprisingly responsive at the same time.  There is a delicious array of tones available in the pickup set and it really showcases each player's unique 'sound' while playing.  Although, this is something that is true of most BKP. 



@JimmyMoorby How much you're pleased with the NB, I wouldn't define the A-bomb as a jack of all trades. It's a hardrock/metal pickup. The voicing and power oozes ninetiesmetal and the aggressive uppermids and topsizzle you have to like. It's imo not really a pickup for HSS-strats as well.

I agree.  It also has a bit too much mids for really mid-focused guitars, especially brighter SGs.  I can see though how in a less mid-focused mahogany guitar it could be more versatile.  The same pickup is certainly less abrasive in my Explorer, but I think it might be even better in a slightly brighter guitar like a Les Paul.

A-Bomb is definitely ideal for a more abrasive and pissed off Les Paul type tone!

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2014, 11:14:39 PM »
Its just my opinion and taste.  I mentioned my favorite pickups (Nailbomb/mule) and said that TO ME the nailbomb a jack of all trades and I say this with the caveat that if is matched with a really good neck pickup that could cover some other tones.  No pickups can do every thing 100 percect surely?

Ill go one further to 'hard rock' and say I can get an aggressive blues type tone with it too and good cleans with it too.

Also I didnt say it would work well in any guitar I said I think it would work well in a lot of guitars.

Is the BKP forum becoming a place where only certain points of view are acceptable?  You speak as if what you say is fact so please quantify why you think your opinion is more valid than mine.

I suggest you take it up with BKP when they say the pickup can cover
Blues Rock, Garage, Grunge, Punk, Hardcore, Stoner, Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Thrash and Death Metal and go in any solid body guitar for a really organic tone.

I'm sure this will get turned around on me any way.  I'm not a sensitive soul or easily offended but im confused as to why my views and tastes arent 'right on'.

I've just bought a set of emeralds and its the first pickup set from BKP ive been disappointed by.  Cant see any use for them for my tstes and styles but doesnt mean others cant have a different experience.

Last time I checked music was an art form not people stating facts on an online forum
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »
Its just my opinion and taste.  I mentioned my favorite pickups (Nailbomb/mule) and said that TO ME the nailbomb a jack of all trades and I say this with the caveat that if is matched with a really good neck pickup that could cover some other tones.  No pickups can do every thing 100 percect surely?

Ill go one further to 'hard rock' and say I can get an aggressive blues type tone with it too and good cleans with it too.

Also I didnt say it would work well in any guitar I said I think it would work well in a lot of guitars.

Is the BKP forum becoming a place where only certain points of view are acceptable?  You speak as if what you say is fact so please quantify why you think your opinion is more valid than mine.

I suggest you take it up with BKP when they say the pickup can cover
Blues Rock, Garage, Grunge, Punk, Hardcore, Stoner, Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Thrash and Death Metal and go in any solid body guitar for a really organic tone.

I'm sure this will get turned around on me any way.  I'm not a sensitive soul or easily offended but im confused as to why my views and tastes arent 'right on'.

I've just bought a set of emeralds and its the first pickup set from BKP ive been disappointed by.  Cant see any use for them for my tstes and styles but doesnt mean others cant have a different experience.

Last time I checked music was an art form not people stating facts on an online forum

Don't take it personal. I did not respond to your favourite BKP-choice, only to the line 'jack of all trades', which the NB is not imo. We're all entitled to have an opinion, this is mine, and if you disagree or have another opinion, hey, that's why we have a forum.
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