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darren_hughes

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C-bomb or Painkiller??
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:52:18 PM »
Hi Guys

My first post on the forum (woohoo).

Need some help to decide on a new bridge pickup for my mahogany bodied RGDIR7M.

I have a c-bomb in the bridge of my ash bodied Mayones Qatari which sounds great. But, I’m torn between that and a painkiller for my Ibanez. Big influences on my sound are Monuments and Periphery so I would like something that is able to do both sounds well.

What are your experiences of these pups in a 26.6 inch scale mahogany axe with a maple fretboard?

Many thanks for any help/advice/experience your able to share👍🏻

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:51:41 AM »
Painkiller. Thank me later.

darren_hughes

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 08:41:03 PM »
Painkiller. Thank me later.

Why would you go painkiller?

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 07:46:52 AM »
Cause of pure hate towards the Cbomb and friends with similar preference as me which always say the painkiller is the best (OE metal) pickup in the BKP catalogue.

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 12:41:11 PM »
Have you tried both pups? What’s the difference between them?

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 07:48:23 PM »
Cause of pure hate towards the Cbomb and friends with similar preference as me which always say the painkiller is the best (OE metal) pickup in the BKP catalogue.
I really like the A-bomb, in fact, alongside the Mule it's probably one of my favourite BKPs, so in what ways does the C-bomb differ from its alnico cousin?

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 09:56:50 AM »
I have different experiences, I really love the cBomb/coldsweat combo.
My favourite along the Rags & Stockholm.

I have the cBomb on 3 of my 8 Caparison guitars which are kind of dark (mahogany).
The painkillers was the set I least liked.

From the bkp sortiment I have tried: juggernaut 6/7, Painkillers, Ragnaröks, Holydiver, Stockholm, aBomb, Sinner, Trilogy
« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 10:01:19 AM by apanboll »

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 10:06:57 AM »
Cause of pure hate towards the Cbomb and friends with similar preference as me which always say the painkiller is the best (OE metal) pickup in the BKP catalogue.
I really like the A-bomb, in fact, alongside the Mule it's probably one of my favourite BKPs, so in what ways does the C-bomb differ from its alnico cousin?

Shrill highs, I have it in a walnut top guitar and the highs are unbearable, also that thing cannot solo to save its life. Loose bass response... sold it and changed for Cpigs, a lot better.

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 04:21:03 AM »
Dark Sounding Guitar:  Painkiller bridge and a better neck for cleans, or an aftermath set.

Brighter sounding guitar: Rags or Juggs. 

**NOTE**  Do NOT overlook the contribution of a guitar bridge in determining the overall sustain, voicing, and overtones of a guitar. 

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Re: C-bomb or Painkiller??
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 05:53:59 AM »
The current version of the RGDIR7M is a nyatoh body (a dense heavy hardwood, seems to be pretty similar to mahogany) with maple/purpleheart neck and maple fretboard; if that's yours, then probably the Painkiller in the bridge, yeah, though I suspect you could go either way. I have PK's this n a basswood guitar, and while I love it, you can tell it was voiced with dark woods in mind. Like I said, I don't think you can go write my here, but if you're looking for a different sound than your other guitar, but still doing djentprog, go PK.
LTD M-207: Painkiller bridge, Painkiller neck