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CJ

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« on: March 19, 2007, 10:30:25 PM »
ok, i'm looking for an opinion for a new bridge pickup for my Gibson Faded V. I'm playing through a Marshall 3203 artist with a 4x10 cab. I play with the gain all the way up and tons of mids. i'm thinking either a war pig or a painkiller. but, since i play with so much gain, i'm wondering if i should get one of the lower output pickups. I play a pretty wide variety of music, but i like a lot of gain, it just sounds good on my amp. I like how heavy the war pig is, but i like the nice mids and tightness of the painkiller. And which of these pickups have more singing highs?

i'm thinking more of the war pig. my other guitars an 82 les paul with dirty fingers in it. if i get a painkiller, i think it'd sound similar to the les paul, but if i get a war pig, it'll give me a whole nother weapon. basically i want a reason to own two different guitars.

also, i just listened to rammstein du hast for the first time in a little while, and it inspired me to get something heavy as shite. the warpig would definitely get me closest right?

i don't know, just give your opinions.

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 11:33:00 PM »
oh, and if it makes a difference, its the preamp distortion that i have fully cranked. if i could compare it to anything, i'd say something like EVH's brown sound.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 01:44:02 AM »
please if anyone just has an opinion on which they like better, let me know. i need to make a quick decision. this will be for my birthday next monday and i'm in the u.s. which brings me to another question... do they have to make the pickup or will they ship like next day? say my parents get like 2-3 day delivery or something, how long before they actually ship? and since they have to air it overseas anyway, would they airmail it to my house and it would only take 2-3 days anyway? i'm in pennsylvania.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 02:05:16 AM »
warpig  will sound closer to rammstein sound
but... i'd go with a holy diver! :D
painkiller will be closer to a gibson 500t or duncan distortion (never played the dirty fingers)

i've writen a little HD review on HC
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Electric+Guitar+Pickup/product/Bare+Knuckle+Pickups/Holy+Diver/10/1
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CJ

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 02:10:14 AM »
someone correct this guy if he's wrong, because i'm not getting a painkiller if its similar to the pickup i already have. i want something as different from my  pickups as possible while still suiting my whole setup. I see no point in having two similar guitars.

Actually, someone help me out with this... I have a zw overdrive pedal that i kick in front of my dirty channel when i want some massive gain, but, i don't like the tone too much and its way too noisy. Could i actually use my current neck pickup for regular distortion and then switch to the warpig to get my ultra distorted tones? or is there enough of a difference between a 496R and a warpig?

and my next question... if i went with a warpig, what are the differences between a custom ceramic and the regular one?

oh, and correct me if i'm wrong, but the warpig is the heaviest of the high output pickups right??

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 02:32:39 AM »
ughh... another question. in the product description it says the warpig is available in all shades of black, which i would assume to mean black only. but when i go to buy, it says i can pick the open poled white?

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007, 03:48:53 PM »
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my other guitars an 82 les paul with dirty fingers in it. if i get a painkiller, i think it'd sound similar to the les paul


Fwiw, the Coldsweat is supposed to have been inspired by the DirtyFinger
(at least the ones in John Sykes LP Custom) so it should sound less tight than the Painkiller.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 07:17:54 PM »
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my other guitars an 82 les paul with dirty fingers in it. if i get a painkiller, i think it'd sound similar to the les paul


Fwiw, the Coldsweat is supposed to have been inspired by the DirtyFinger
(at least the ones in John Sykes LP Custom) so it should sound less tight than the Painkiller.


well i want something completely different. i don't want something that just play sounds better than my LP, or else i'd have no reason to play it. i figure if  i get a pickup thats nice and heavy, i could use that for some pantera/ metallica type stuff and the LP for everything else.

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 07:54:25 PM »
ok i'm pretty decided i want the warpig. i just need to know if a high output pickup is a good choice for a high gain amp... and the warpig is the best pickup for some heavy metallica, pantera type stuff right?

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007, 08:44:04 PM »
Just a quick thought on the Warpigs - if you're going for the Pantera style sound, you might want to think about Ceramic Pigs, rather than the standard Alnico model. From what I've picked up from other threads here, the ceramic offers a tighter bass response than the alnico.

I can however vouch for the fact the alnico pigs aren't exactly shabby in the bass dept! Just depends how tight you want it. I've never felt the need for tighter bass with my Warpig set, but I don't play Pantera stuff because I'm not good enough!
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2007, 12:46:38 AM »
Quote from: Simon D
Just a quick thought on the Warpigs - if you're going for the Pantera style sound, you might want to think about Ceramic Pigs, rather than the standard Alnico model. From what I've picked up from other threads here, the ceramic offers a tighter bass response than the alnico.

I can however vouch for the fact the alnico pigs aren't exactly shabby in the bass dept! Just depends how tight you want it. I've never felt the need for tighter bass with my Warpig set, but I don't play Pantera stuff because I'm not good enough!


well if the ceramics have a tighter bass response, what are the pros of the alnico's? and how do i order a ceramic? does it cost more?

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2007, 01:33:33 AM »
heh, in my rush i forgot to use the search feature. it seems the ceramics are much brighter, and sometimes rather harsh. I also realized that my pickups are currently ceramic, and i hate them. i'm thinking the regular old warpigs are the best choice for me. any comments?

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2007, 02:33:58 AM »
i think CWP is too powerful and middy to Dimebag tone
he used a 11.2k scooped pickup
maybe a miracle man...
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2007, 02:39:10 AM »
i gave my mom the link for the regular alnico warpig already. anyway, keep giving me some opinions in case she doesn't get it in time. who would you compare the miracle man pickup to (musicians tone)?

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2007, 08:50:55 AM »
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also, i just listened to rammstein du hast for the first time in a little while, and it inspired me to get something heavy as shitee.


12" speakers will get you closer to that sound as well!
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