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Paz

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Which of these three pickups?
« on: September 17, 2019, 04:57:38 PM »
Howdo all,

Iíve got a PRS style guitar (mahogany body, rosewood fretboard) that Iím going to tune to e flat/d flat.

I was just wondering which of these three pickups would be best for post hardcore/hard rock but still maintain clarity, influences are Funeral for A Friend, Thrice.

Seymour Duncan distortion
DiMarzio crunch lab
Bareknuckle Holy Diver

Iím not overly worried about cleans, I just want the pickup to sound beastly.

I play through a Blackstar HT5-R.

Many thanks,
Dan


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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 05:29:13 PM »
Bare Knuckle Nailbomb Alnico 5 might be better than the Holy Diver
BKP: Abraxas - Les Paul
Holy Diver - Charvel
Mule - Les Paul
Rebel Yell - Les Paul
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Paz

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 05:54:21 PM »
Sorry I should have said these are the pickups Iíve bought, so
Itís only out of those three.

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 07:48:27 AM »
You bought these three pickups for one guitar while playing through this amp? Mate, sell them and try to buy a real amp. I had that one and when I sold it and got a 5150 I realized I hadn't had an amp until then. I still own a "metal" version of that amp at my parent's and when I go there from time to time and use the Blackstar I have a meh time playing the guitar until I get back home to my glorious evh (I also have a ironball which is awesome too)
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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 11:20:58 AM »
Yeah exactly, not much point spending all that dough on pickups when you've got a fartbox for an amp.
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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 02:42:04 PM »
Itís not really a fart box, an average rating of 5 stars on google would attest to that. Thanks for the advice anyway.

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 06:33:00 PM »
I had a Blackstar HT5 and it was pretty decent amp  :cool:
BKP: Abraxas - Les Paul
Holy Diver - Charvel
Mule - Les Paul
Rebel Yell - Les Paul
VHII - PRS CU22
A-Bomb + Cold Sweat - Les Paul
Warpig - Caparison Horus

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 09:28:01 AM »
I had a Blackstar HT5 and it was pretty decent amp  :cool:

What are your other amps or what did you ever tried? Decent is a bit too much of a description imho

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2019, 11:25:52 AM »
Seriously though, if you've already bought the three different pickups give each of the them a try.  It will only cost you some strings and a bit of soldering.  Maybe some burnt fingers.  I always burn my fingers.
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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019, 07:05:44 PM »
I had a Blackstar HT5 and it was pretty decent amp  :cool:

What are your other amps or what did you ever tried? Decent is a bit too much of a description imho

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Holy Diver - Charvel
Mule - Les Paul
Rebel Yell - Les Paul
VHII - PRS CU22
A-Bomb + Cold Sweat - Les Paul
Warpig - Caparison Horus

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 09:16:48 AM »
I have had Elmwood Modena, Bonneville, Mesa Rectoverb, Mesa Nomad, Victory V30 and 2 different Cornford MK50, Axe Fx, and tried a lot more. I had a Blackstar HT5-R stack too for home practicing, not great cleans, decent overdrives.

If I wasn't going to play outside of my bedroom and have neighbours, I would save to get an used AxeFx or Kemper with a decent studio monitors before spending that kind of money in guitar pickups.
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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 11:04:07 AM »
So Iíve got the holydiver in at the moment, Iím disappointed really. Itís not giving me that huge sound I was hoping for! Anyone got any other suggestions before I sell my guitar?!

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 05:56:51 PM »
set the pickup as high as possible without touching the strings (while holding the last frets) and get a decent boost pedal
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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 06:30:42 PM »
Iíve raised the pole pieces if thatís what you mean?

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Re: Which of these three pickups?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 09:28:25 PM »
Iíve raised the pole pieces if thatís what you mean?
I meant the whole pickup
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