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wixomwhat

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Question about Holy Diver
« on: April 07, 2005, 11:10:31 PM »
Hey,

How does the Holy Diver- Bridge sound?

Is it named for Vivan Cambell? from Dio

I dont own any BK pups yet but would like to order a set in a month or two and Holy Diver from the descriptions sounds like it might be the pup for me.

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Re: Question about Holy Diver
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005, 01:05:52 PM »
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Hey,

How does the Holy Diver- Bridge sound?

Is it named for Vivan Cambell? from Dio

I dont own any BK pups yet but would like to order a set in a month or two and Holy Diver from the descriptions sounds like it might be the pup for me.


As you've noticed I like to indulge myself when coming up with names for our pickups. The Holydiver is aimed at the tones of Vivian Cambell-although the tones on the first Dio album are a touch brittle it's the overall energy of the playing that I was trying to capture. The HD bridge has alot of power but a big, open and really clear tone. It's not super saturated like alot of high gainers. The bottom end is tight, mids smooth and very clear highs.
Tim
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 07:54:11 PM »
sounds cool! Vivain (with Dio) is one of my favs.

thanks for the info Tim

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Amen
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005, 08:05:11 AM »
One of mine too-did you ever check out River Dogs?
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Question about Holy Diver
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 09:30:25 AM »
best ballad ever! Big House!
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Re: Amen
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005, 02:07:40 PM »
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One of mine too-did you ever check out River Dogs?

Never been a fan of River Dogs; I know this is blasphemy, but I prefer Craig Goldy to VC ... I think he's done more for Dio, that's for sure.

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Gotta disagree
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005, 04:24:46 PM »
Craig Goldy :shock:  :shock: He plays with the guitar the wrong way round doesn't he :D .Serious rock by numbers player whilst Vivian's got real fire in his hands on those first 2 albums.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2005, 06:01:38 PM »
Oh man ... you haven't heard Master of the Moon, then , have you?
I may even like it more than Holy Diver; at the very least, it's a dead tie.  Live is a different story; Goldy looks like a cardboard cutout. ("Is he even breathing??")

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2005, 06:04:27 PM »
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Oh man ... you haven't heard Master of the Moon, then , have you?
I may even like it more than Holy Diver; at the very least, it's a dead tie.  Live is a different story; Goldy looks like a cardboard cutout. ("Is he even breathing??")


No you're right I haven't although I just got hold of Killing the Dragon-lots of cheese but some great guitars as ever from Doug Aldrich.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2005, 06:13:47 PM »
Ah, well Killing The Dragon has the inimitable Doug Aldrich on guitar; the songs were written by Goldy, tho, aside from one track.

ps: yes, I am a total metal geek!!!  :!:

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2005, 06:28:21 PM »
I haven't bought the new Dio cd yet but I heard most of it on XM radio.

they'd play a song then Dio would talk about the song.

evrything I heard was really good.

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Re: Gotta disagree
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2005, 06:00:16 PM »
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Craig Goldy :shock:  :shock: He plays with the guitar the wrong way round doesn't he :D .Serious rock by numbers player whilst Vivian's got real fire in his hands on those first 2 albums.
:twisted:  :evil: craig goldy was homeless befor ronnie discovered him,in L.A ofcoarse,yo,,,Odysee,can i get some of that bomb ass shite your smokin,that makes goldy sound better than Cambell.I have'nt got high in a long time,at least not like that!!Far out man!JUst an opinion!Everyone is intitled too.I must say,i have seen them both live,many times,and i personally could do goldys job for him,better.Did you ever get the chance to see whitesnake,with cambell,and van?LIve,the energy is fearce!!Agressive,and determened!Both,,,not goldy,,can play,,just not with the intensity of the others.Sorry dude.viv's my boy,and a great martial artist too,but anywho,there is just a fire that you can feel,when you hear viv play,now, if he only had the holydiver from bkp,that would be pure mindcandy!!
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