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octavio_amzer

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« on: December 01, 2006, 09:13:42 PM »
man!! am I having trouble with the bridge pickup with my rhoads  :?

It looks like my Miracle Man is fine... but it sometimes to "Mushy" for single notes and intricate riffs and tight playing...

it seems like if the miracle man was a perfect "powercord" and chug pickup but not all I do is power cords  and chug :? ...

maybe something more dynamic and more controlled and tight in the bridge is the answer? must need more control and tightness and note definition for my riffs!!

I love the CLEAR punchy feel I get with my Cold Sweat in the neck... but it sounds silly for high gain riffing.

any suggestions? looking forward to Nailbomb and Painkiller...

But I'm afraid that maybe the Nailbomb is to THIN in an alder guitar... but I'm not sure... maybe change is good.

some help guys please  :)

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 09:20:04 PM »
I'd say Painkiller definatley, tighter than any of the other pickups, definatley more articulation than the Miracle Man, Miracle Man is just for all our power.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 09:39:59 PM »
Nailbomb is anything BUT thin, it has huge mids with emphasis on the upper mid range with balanced bass and treble. It's very thick and full (especially in my Les Paul) and I suspect it wouldn't sound that much different in an Alder RR1; the Nailbomb would be a little more "open" and organic than the Miracle Man due the Alnico V instead of the Ceramic but if you're looking for something with tighter bass than the Mircale Man I'd also check out a Ceramic Warpig.

octavio_amzer

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 09:42:02 PM »
is the painkiller effective for wierd chord phrasing progressions in high gain mode kind of Opethish in a way? note definition and tight is a MUST  :)

octavio_amzer

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 09:45:03 PM »
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Nailbomb is anything BUT thin, it has huge mids with emphasis on the upper mid range with balanced bass and treble. It's very thick and full (especially in my Les Paul) and I suspect it wouldn't sound that much different in an Alder RR1; the Nailbomb would be a little more "open" and organic than the Miracle Man due the Alnico V instead of the Ceramic but if you're looking for something with tighter bass than the Mircale Man I'd also check out a Ceramic Warpig.


but the problem is... TOO MUCH POWER lol

very very high output pickups tend to turn to mushy muddy tone and if I get a ceramic warpig then I'd be much more unpleased because it would sound like  a super miracle man.

I'm really considering a Piankiller or the Nailbomb... but the Painkiller may sound tighter.

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 09:58:40 PM »
Nailbomb is not as tight as Painkiller, but it has more articulation and is not all about power.

It's a tough choice, but for the Opeth like chords in high gain situations and articulation i would go with Nailbomb, for the tightness Painkiller
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octavio_amzer

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 10:11:48 PM »
this is a very tough choice!!

I like all the articulation and scream the Nailbomb has and the "not all about power" thing...

but the Painkiller "tightness" is tempting...


more opinions on this?

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 10:32:13 PM »
OK... just one note ahahahahah
Nailbomb is $%&#ING Tight. i thought it was flabby or something like that. but i just amazed on how the pickup surpassed my expectations.
it has bass enough, TIGHTNESS enough, and excellent mids.
Good Harmonics,  and Very good Middles.
i wish it had an overal darker sound. but itīs FAR than Excellent.
iīll keep this one and get MORE bkps. definitelly.
Its the devilīs Pickups.
JP

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 10:38:02 PM »
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OK... just one note ahahahahah
Nailbomb is #$%!& Tight. i thought it was flabby or something like that. but i just amazed on how the pickup surpassed my expectations.
it has bass enough, TIGHTNESS enough, and excellent mids.
Good Harmonics,  and Very good Middles.
i wish it had an overal darker sound. but itīs FAR than Excellent.
iīll keep this one and get MORE bkps. definitelly.
Its the devilīs Pickups.
JP


it won't sound too bright on alder???

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 11:52:54 PM »
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OK... just one note ahahahahah
Nailbomb is #$%!& Tight. i thought it was flabby or something like that. but i just amazed on how the pickup surpassed my expectations.
it has bass enough, TIGHTNESS enough, and excellent mids.
Good Harmonics,  and Very good Middles.
i wish it had an overal darker sound. but itīs FAR than Excellent.
iīll keep this one and get MORE bkps. definitelly.
Its the devilīs Pickups.
JP


it won't sound too bright on alder???


Looking at Full Distortion's list of guitar brands most of those are alder bodied guitars, so maybe his Nailbomb isn't as dark since it's already in an alder bodied guitar? I don't know, I've heard plenty of nailbomb clips in many different wooded guitars and none of them have sounded too bright at all. Opeth you'd defintely want Nailbomb, Painkiller is more for gay English Leather Biker Rock :P

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 11:55:23 PM »
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Quote from: octavio_amzer
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OK... just one note ahahahahah
Nailbomb is #$%!& Tight. i thought it was flabby or something like that. but i just amazed on how the pickup surpassed my expectations.
it has bass enough, TIGHTNESS enough, and excellent mids.
Good Harmonics,  and Very good Middles.
i wish it had an overal darker sound. but itīs FAR than Excellent.
iīll keep this one and get MORE bkps. definitelly.
Its the devilīs Pickups.
JP


it won't sound too bright on alder???


Looking at Full Distortion's list of guitar brands most of those are alder bodied guitars, so maybe his Nailbomb isn't as dark since it's already in an alder bodied guitar? I don't know, I've heard plenty of nailbomb clips in many different wooded guitars and none of them have sounded too bright at all. Opeth you'd defintely want Nailbomb, Painkiller is more for gay English Leather Biker Rock :P


who happens to be one of the greatest metal bands with one of the greatest tones of all time....

if you're talking about Priest that is....

octavio_amzer

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2006, 03:58:52 AM »
mmmm.... does it really sound "british" and gay :( ?...

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2006, 04:55:29 AM »
i hope you're kidding.

octavio_amzer

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2006, 07:46:07 AM »
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i hope you're kidding.


I also hope so...  :?  lol

any nice bridge painkiller metal clips in action?

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 11:09:40 AM »
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OK... just one note ahahahahah
Nailbomb is #$%!& Tight. i thought it was flabby or something like that. but i just amazed on how the pickup surpassed my expectations.
it has bass enough, TIGHTNESS enough, and excellent mids.
Good Harmonics,  and Very good Middles.
i wish it had an overal darker sound. but itīs FAR than Excellent.
iīll keep this one and get MORE bkps. definitelly.
Its the devilīs Pickups.
JP


it won't sound too bright on alder???


Hi, i had a Nailbomb in my alder bodied strat and it enhanced the bottom end and sounded full and very musical.
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