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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2019, 12:26:59 AM »
I haven't used either the Juggernaut or the Aftermath.

I've been enjoying the alnico Black Hawk though, and I've installed another set of them in my back up guitar, a C-1 Blackjack ATX.  The Black Hawks are a massive improvement on the Seymour Duncan Blackouts that came in it.
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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »
Most versatile Juggernaut, the best modern pup in my opinion, not only for djent, for god sake! ;)

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
As mentioned I originally had an Aftermath in there and it was good, I have no idea why I switched it out! May have to put one back in and see what it痴 like with my tone disconnected. Might be ok as it gives me a bit more high end but not as shrilly as the Nailbomb.

I知 very interested in the Juggernaut and how it works in a Les Paul, so I may go with that and see if I like it.

I put a Seymour Duncan JB in a Strat a few months ago and I really like it so thought if I put one of those in my LP it壇 give me the same joy but might be too high end and muddy for low tunings.

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2019, 07:58:07 PM »
Tried drop tuning my Strat with the JB and I found anything lower than C it will get flubby but it does have more upper mid cut to it, like most SD's do.

First choice for me is to try a Juggernaut but I'm worried it won't cut through, maybe a SD Nazgul/Pegasus may give me that although not as fat and chunky?

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2019, 07:16:28 AM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2019, 10:37:48 AM »
Have you considered the Impulse?  Here's a comparison with the Juggernaut

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
I watched that video last night actually.

Very small differences between the two! Impulse does sound a bit thinner compared to the Juggs though.

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2019, 05:42:16 PM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

I don't really djent but I like tight chugs lol. What I'm worried about if I put a Jugg in is it won't cut through like some of the SD pickups. Nazgul has more upper mid cut but could be flubby on the low end.

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2019, 07:16:44 AM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

I don't really djent but I like tight chugs lol. What I'm worried about if I put a Jugg in is it won't cut through like some of the SD pickups. Nazgul has more upper mid cut but could be flubby on the low end.

Exactly, I think Juggs are a bit more rounded and balanced than nazguls (also love nazguls, I must admit), and I don't play any djent either

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2019, 08:25:57 AM »
I'd pick a miracle man instead for that combo (les paul;B tuning;6505)
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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2019, 08:27:20 AM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

I don't really djent but I like tight chugs lol. What I'm worried about if I put a Jugg in is it won't cut through like some of the SD pickups. Nazgul has more upper mid cut but could be flubby on the low end.

Exactly, I think Juggs are a bit more rounded and balanced than nazguls (also love nazguls, I must admit), and I don't play any djent either

What tuning do you play in again? Would Nazguls do low tunings well?

I知 still undecided between Juggernaut and Nazgul this is so hard!

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2019, 08:29:11 AM »
I'd pick a miracle man instead for that combo (les paul;B tuning;6505)

Hmm a few have said the MM works well in Les Pauls, I知 not playing the 6505+ much these days however. More the DSL combo.

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2019, 12:46:41 PM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

I don't really djent but I like tight chugs lol. What I'm worried about if I put a Jugg in is it won't cut through like some of the SD pickups. Nazgul has more upper mid cut but could be flubby on the low end.



Exactly, I think Juggs are a bit more rounded and balanced than nazguls (also love nazguls, I must admit), and I don't play any djent either

What tuning do you play in again? Would Nazguls do low tunings well?

I知 still undecided between Juggernaut and Nazgul this is so hard!

I sold my Nazgul, (miss it a bit though my bandmate use it at rehearsals) but I had them both in B and A standard and drop, same as with my Juggs, both sets hold low tunings very well. You'd probably like either. In my opinion, both are awesome similar pups, but I think the nazgul is a slighty bit more brutal while the Juggernaut is a tiny tad more versatile.
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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2019, 01:41:35 PM »
Exactly, and bear in mind that the Nazgul is even more djentish than the Jugg imo. I had one in a swamp ash baritone and the upper mids associated to djent were even more present, I think

I don't really djent but I like tight chugs lol. What I'm worried about if I put a Jugg in is it won't cut through like some of the SD pickups. Nazgul has more upper mid cut but could be flubby on the low end.



Exactly, I think Juggs are a bit more rounded and balanced than nazguls (also love nazguls, I must admit), and I don't play any djent either

What tuning do you play in again? Would Nazguls do low tunings well?

I知 still undecided between Juggernaut and Nazgul this is so hard!

I sold my Nazgul, (miss it a bit though my bandmate use it at rehearsals) but I had them both in B and A standard and drop, same as with my Juggs, both sets hold low tunings very well. You'd probably like either. In my opinion, both are awesome similar pups, but I think the nazgul is a slighty bit more brutal while the Juggernaut is a tiny tad more versatile.

Hmm the lowest I'll be going is drop A# and that won't be very often, 90% of the time it'll be in drop b or c. Nazgul will probably be cheaper but I like the Jugg cleans, they sound really nice, and although I don't play alot of cleans there will be sections in say, Killswitch/Parkway Drive songs where there's a clean section.

Still hankering after the Aftermath too, which is more dry sounding but maybe with a new amp setup I might like it again, who knows.

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Re: Switching to another bridge pickup
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2019, 12:48:21 PM »
I've had an alnico black hawk and the juggernaut in a les paul custom.

Hate to say it but the Juggernaut was awful....the low mids of that pickup combined with the low mids of the guitar wasn't good at all......to my ears it created the effect of just hollowing out the mids in the guitar.

Ive had an alnico black hawk in a les paul and it sounded perfect for metal.  For ALL OUT metal the black hawk has been my favourite pup in a les paul but I prefer the rebel yell for versatility and that's also sounded great for that style too. 
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