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Love the Riff Raffs... What next?
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:27:46 PM »
Hi all,

Longtime member and player of BKPs. I play a Gibson Les Paul Historic 1960 Reissue VOS (R0) with a calibrated set of Riff Raffs and love em to death. I play through a Diezel VH4 amp and a Diezel Rear loaded cab with V30s. This is a darker, compressed, high gain amp and the Riff Raffs A5 magnet and low output really seem to help the clarity and definition when it comes to the clean channel and distorted channel. I do love how articulate they are.

I know if it ain't broke don't fix it, but I'm curious to try some more BKPs (maybe that's crazy). I tried a Mule in a neck of my LP and was not a fan through my amp. A long time ago I tried the Rebel Yell in my PRS and through a Mesa Dual Rectifier stack and was never a huge fan either. Tried Stormy Mondays and that was a huge mistake. Probably should stick with A5.

I was looking into the Nailbomb or Emerald. Maybe the VHII. What does the BKP community suggest for my next pickup for a Gibson LP through the Diezel stack?

« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 06:49:06 PM by veritas0aequitas »
Gibson Historic Ebony R0 LPs, Chicago Blue Trad LP; BKP Riff Raffs; Gibson J-45
Diezel VH4 + Diezel 4x12 RL w/ V30s; Fractal FX8; Strymon; Neunaber; Waldorf Blofeld Keys


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Re: Love the Riff Raffs... What next?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 08:50:45 PM »
If you love the RiffRaffs why change anything? Your setup proves again that low output humbuckers > highgain amp = win. Maybe you like Emeralds, as the bridge is kind of bright, and not so far way from the RiffRaff.
I understand your Mule-neck issue, when you're used to the brighter RR-neck. I love my Mules> They sound glorious trough my Orange RV MKI and Diezel Schmidt.
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Re: Love the Riff Raffs... What next?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 02:50:50 PM »
the black dog sounded great in my 73 lp custom into a diezel einstein
but I liked the riff raff better, anyway
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