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bsalisbury1

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Recommendation for Mayones build
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:46:02 PM »
Greetings,

I'm kicking around the idea of Mayones build in the near future, and I know I want BKPs in it.  But, I don't know which ones....  Here are the proposed specs on the build:

- Regius Core Classic 6
- Swamp Ash body wings
- Flame maple top
- 11-ply Wenge / Mahogany / Padouk / Maple neck

I LOVE the sound of the Aftermaths in the PRS, but I'm worried that Aftermaths in a swamp ash guitar is going to be too ice-picky in the high end.  Any suggestion for a very similar pickup but slightly tamer in the high end to compensate for the ash (versus the mahogany body on the PRS)?
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Re: Recommendation for Mayones build
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 08:37:33 PM »
Depends what sounds you're after really. I assume from the Aftermath, that you are more into metal.

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Re: Recommendation for Mayones build
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 09:49:50 PM »
Considering the timbers and construction I would say Miracle Man.
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bsalisbury1

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Re: Recommendation for Mayones build
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 10:07:18 PM »
Good point... I'm definitely into metal, and a pickup set that can handle that well is definitely the preference. 

Specifically, I like a throaty powerful bridge humbucker.  The guitar will be tuned CGCFAD, so the pickup should also be adept at handling lower tunings.  I almost never play clean on the bridge humbucker, so that doesn't need to be considered, but I love a low gain split sound combined with the split neck humbucker.  For the neck, honestly, I prefer a single coil (without the noise).  Something glassy and articulate with lots of dynamics.  Ideally such a neck humbucker would pair nicely with the beast in the bridge; i.e., no major volume drop from bridge to neck. 

Finally, the plan is to have a 5-way super switch, so split coil sounds are key, too.
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A-bomb calibrated set -- 2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic

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Re: Recommendation for Mayones build
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 12:58:10 AM »
Yeah I'd say a Miracle Man set with a coil split for the neck
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Re: Recommendation for Mayones build
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 01:19:38 PM »
Good point... I'm definitely into metal, and a pickup set that can handle that well is definitely the preference. 

Specifically, I like a throaty powerful bridge humbucker.  The guitar will be tuned CGCFAD, so the pickup should also be adept at handling lower tunings.  I almost never play clean on the bridge humbucker, so that doesn't need to be considered, but I love a low gain split sound combined with the split neck humbucker.  For the neck, honestly, I prefer a single coil (without the noise).  Something glassy and articulate with lots of dynamics.  Ideally such a neck humbucker would pair nicely with the beast in the bridge; i.e., no major volume drop from bridge to neck. 

Finally, the plan is to have a 5-way super switch, so split coil sounds are key, too.

MM has output enough for a powerful splitted sound.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.