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Dave Sloven

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2014, 02:14:01 AM »
My favourite BKP is now a regular production item:

STOCKHOLM 90
BLACK HAWKS
IMPULSES
WAR PIGS
STOCKHOLM
COLD SWEATS
MIRACLE MAN

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2014, 03:52:03 PM »
The War Pigs & Black Hawks are good pups. A little too specific focus for me, but the Mules are very good. I would love to hear some examples, Wav.File or Sound Cloud?

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2014, 11:07:27 PM »
I had a set of Black Hawks in my LTD MH-1000. They sounded killer but the output was too much. Swapped them for a set of Nailbombs, which I also really like - great tones with a more sensible output. Nice almost PAF-like neck tones with a great full bridge pickup sound as well. They sound very Strat-like when split.

Just when I had the Nailbombs installed, I bought a Tele and swapped the stock pickups for a Piledriver set. MAN, those pickups kick ass! The twang is there, the neck has that classic Tele sound and the bridge has all the saturation of a humbucker but still with a ton of twang.

My favorite BKP is definitely the Piledriver set!
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #63 on: December 04, 2014, 03:58:44 PM »
I had a set of Black Hawks in my LTD MH-1000. They sounded killer but the output was too much. Swapped them for a set of Nailbombs, which I also really like - great tones with a more sensible output. Nice almost PAF-like neck tones with a great full bridge pickup sound as well. They sound very Strat-like when split.

Just when I had the Nailbombs installed, I bought a Tele and swapped the stock pickups for a Piledriver set. MAN, those pickups kick ass! The twang is there, the neck has that classic Tele sound and the bridge has all the saturation of a humbucker but still with a ton of twang.

My favorite BKP is definitely the Piledriver set!

Yeah, the black hawks can be a bit out of control, but all you have to do is lower the pick up height. Takes some time but when you find the spot, man they are perfect. Have you tried to adjust the height?
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #64 on: December 04, 2014, 03:59:09 PM »
My favourite BKP is now a regular production item:

STOCKHOLM 90

The stockholms are awesome!  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2014, 04:03:42 PM »
The War Pigs & Black Hawks are good pups. A little too specific focus for me, but the Mules are very good. I would love to hear some examples, Wav.File or Sound Cloud?

-Yes they are but with the proper adjustments they can do almost anything. The war pigs are more tuned to metal, leads, and jazz-which they do fantastically but thats about it. The black hawks are much more versatile. The mules are the BKP's that shocked me the most on how amazing they sound and how much they can do. They do metal and shred exceptionally well.  :evil:
-Im in the process of gathering equipment to post high quality clips. I will make a demo videos though and post them. Which pick ups would you like to hear and see first?  :evil:
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2014, 02:47:37 AM »
Actually I did own the Mules but they were not as nice as the Holy Diver in my particular Charvel. I would prefer to hear you with your Mules, guitar alone with No music production. I have an seriously extensive home studio and to hear it Unprocessed and No over dubs and retakes just play it straight would be the best. I have a number of guitars that I want to change there original pickup, here's an few:




Just thinking BKP or? (2=Suhrs/Anderson/PRS) thanks \../

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2014, 10:08:56 AM »
Actually I did own the Mules but they were not as nice as the Holy Diver in my particular Charvel. I would prefer to hear you with your Mules, guitar alone with No music production. I have an seriously extensive home studio and to hear it Unprocessed and No over dubs and retakes just play it straight would be the best. I have a number of guitars that I want to change there original pickup, here's an few:




Just thinking BKP or? (2=Suhrs/Anderson/PRS) thanks \../

Great collection you have.!
Nah, I wouldn't put Mules in bolt-on superstrats. Too bright and not enough midrange for those axes. I have my Mules-set in an all mahogany bolt-on Saint Blues and they kill in this guitar. My HSS Custom MXG (handmade by Patrick Eggle etc.) has a Crawler/Irish Tours-set, which makes it a guitar for all purposes. In those guitars I would think along the lines of the Abraxas, Crawler, Holy Diver and Stockholm.
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2014, 10:37:51 AM »
Hi Telerocker, YES the Mules sound great in Les Paul's! I did try them in PRS guitars and because there made with a Lot of Plastic finish for there gloss, they inhibit tone from coming out. I feel there best with there own Pickups. I'll check out those pups you mention, after owning little 500 guitars, I do know how woods translate frequencies, thank you!

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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2014, 12:02:49 PM »
Hi Telerocker, YES the Mules sound great in Les Paul's! I did try them in PRS guitars and because there made with a Lot of Plastic finish for there gloss, they inhibit tone from coming out. I feel there best with there own Pickups. I'll check out those pups you mention, after owning little 500 guitars, I do know how woods translate frequencies, thank you!

Abraxas does well in a PRS.
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Re: Your favorite BKP and why. GO!
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2014, 03:30:09 PM »
Actually I did own the Mules but they were not as nice as the Holy Diver in my particular Charvel. I would prefer to hear you with your Mules, guitar alone with No music production. I have an seriously extensive home studio and to hear it Unprocessed and No over dubs and retakes just play it straight would be the best. I have a number of guitars that I want to change there original pickup, here's an few:




Just thinking BKP or? (2=Suhrs/Anderson/PRS) thanks \../

Love anderson guitars! The sound is unreal and playability is superb. Very nice collection. I will post a video soon. It will be recorded from my phone. Guitar straight into the amp  :evil:
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