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Recommend me a BNK pickup. please.

Bright tone Gibson Les Paul Standard + Which BNK Pickup = Metallica Black Album tone


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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 12:18:28 PM »
This is probably a job for the Miracle Man.
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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 09:39:18 PM »
I'd say Miracle Man bridge/Cold Sweat neck
Painkiller for the earlier stuff
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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 09:00:47 PM »
Hi,

It would also be worth taking a look at the Ceramic Nailbomb. Full, rich tone with a big, organic bottom end. The Ceramic magnet will help give it the drive you need.

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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 10:46:12 AM »
I found the miracle man is great for early stuff and load/Reload but the aftermath did a better job for the black album stuff. There isn't much low end in those guitar tracks if you listen the isolated tracks or watch a year and half in the life of metallica.

Actually thinking about it the Ceramic Blackhawk nailed the Black album sound.

There are other options that will get you much closer but those are the closest that i've used from the BKP lineup.
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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 01:30:01 AM »
Hi,

It would also be worth taking a look at the Ceramic Nailbomb. Full, rich tone with a big, organic bottom end. The Ceramic magnet will help give it the drive you need.

I agree the ceramic Nailbomb is a good fit for this and most of the big 4 thrash bands (Slayer, Megadeath, and Anthrax) esp for their early stuff.  I canít speak for metallicas newer stuff because I think they jumped the shark on he black album and have never listened to anything after the black release.  I cringe when I hear their post group therapy stuff.  They lost their edge.

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Re: Pickups for Metallica Black Album in Bright tone Les Paul Standard
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 01:53:45 PM »
Whatever’s going to most closely reproduce the sound of an EMG 81/60 set with your gear. I’d be inclined to say Painkiller/Blackhawk/Miracle Man bridge depending on how dark to bright your guitar, amp, and cab are. Neck, you have a little more leeway, depending on which lead tone you’re more after (James it Kirk) and how important the cleans are. Hard to go wrong with a calibrated set, or slap a Cold Sweat in the neck and be done.
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