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Unread 06-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Bare Knuckle Warpigs

Does anyone have much experience with them? I have a chance to snag one for super cheap and haven't heard much about this particular model. I hear generally favorable things about the company itself.

Also, what would be a good pickup to put in the other pickup position?

Chances are, this pickup will either go in my PRS Mike Mushok Baritone or a First Act ME501(please, go ahead and judge).

Thanks for your opinions, musings, thoughts and feelings.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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i would buy it try it out wont be hard to sell if you dont like it. its a bass heavy and i believe its one of their higher output pickups.
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What kind of wood are your guitars? If it's mahogany, don't even think about it.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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What kind of wood are your guitars? If it's mahogany, don't even think about it.
I couldn't disagree more. This is working with a very limited understanding of the actual tonal qualities of mahogany (It's not just a {"dark" tone wood). I have WPs in 2 different mahogany guitars and have not trouble with the low end whatsoever.

To the op, I love mine. They are a very high output pickup, but they also provide a very tight, controlled distorted tone. They also give a very good "grind" to the tone.

The most important question is:

What kind of tone are you looking for?
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I have a Warpig 7 bridge pickup in my RG1527, and it slays... everything!

People are hyped over BKP Aftermath, Holy Driver and Painkiller (Neck), but I think Warpig annihilates them all

Go for it!
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Loved my WP alnico 6. On the note of Mahogany, just be careful; know what you're after tonally. For me, in a heavily dropped LP, it became too mushy for much of what I was after.

However, especially if it's 4 conductor, you can get some really great jazzy tones. All in all, loved it, but it's definitely a real high output HB with a distinct sound of its own (that may compliment or clash with your instrument/ playing style IMO).

I prefer the neck for my purposes, with a slightly tighter bridge pup (sounded nice with a couple ceramics).

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Yeah the warpig is very hot and has a very bass centred EQ. I wouldn't consider using if for more modern sounding metal (don't want to use the dj- word but you get my drift) due to those.

It does sound amazing coil tapped though! Has a pretty unique twangy sound. If you do buy it definitely wire it up with a tap. It is a surprisingly good pickup for clean sounds in both bucker and single coil/tapped form.
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i had a warpig in my les paul that i bought cause it was cheap on craigslist, its a great buy but was too hot for me and too dark. i loved the response but in the end changed it out. i love the aftermath bridge and warpig neck in mahogany though. so damn versatile
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Yeah the warpig is very hot and has a very bass centred EQ. I wouldn't consider using if for more modern sounding metal (don't want to use the dj- word but you get my drift) due to those.
Modern sounding metal? Yes. Djent? It's probably not the ideal choice.

That's why I would like to know what he's going for.
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Modern sounding metal? Yes. Djent? It's probably not the ideal choice.

That's why I would like to know what he's going for.
Well, with pre-amp you can make anything possible. When I was in the studio we managed to find tons of different sounds from typical SLAM to Swe-Death through POD Farm.
But I like the tight über-bass-response. Palm muted power chords and lead tones blew my mind WP is highly recommended from me!
I do miss some punch on single-tone palm mutes, but that is no big deal for the music I play.
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Well, with pre-amp you can make anything possible. When I was in the studio we managed to find tons of different sounds from typical SLAM to Swe-Death through POD Farm.
But I like the tight über-bass-response. Palm muted power chords and lead tones blew my mind WP is highly recommended from me!
I do miss some punch on single-tone palm mutes, but that is no big deal for the music I play.
i do agree with this but overall the pickup is darker than most think. not to say it isnt an amazing pup. i had to re do all my patches to make it work with what i had, was a pain actually.
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i do agree with this but overall the pickup is darker than most think. not to say it isnt an amazing pup. i had to re do all my patches to make it work with what i had, was a pain actually.
But that's the case with most pickups. I wouldn't change to any pickup and just leave settings the same.
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But that's the case with most pickups. I wouldn't change to any pickup and just leave settings the same.
yea you are correct, i was in my pickup swapping stage and made a general preset (everything at noon) that sounded decent,(i wanted to hear a difference) in the same night i swapped out the PRS tremonti in the bridge for a SD distortion, then a 59/custom. then the warpig.
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I'm thinking of getting a Ceramic WP and Alnico WP for my Alder/maple neck-thru Carvin DC 727. I'm not looking for a djenty pickup but I do want some percussive-ness to single notes. Thoughts?
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I'm thinking of getting a Ceramic WP and Alnico WP for my Alder/maple neck-thru Carvin DC 727. I'm not looking for a djenty pickup but I do want some percussive-ness to single notes. Thoughts?
That's exactly what they will do.
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The Warpig is great. Key to keeping the sound super tight even with it, being a dark/brutal pickup, is to keep the pickup height to reasonable levels. If its too close to the strings it may mush up a bit. Definitely get the ceramic version if it's a mahogany guitar and you tune down.

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@zimbloth What would be the advisable pickup height/ distance from the strings for a ceramic ,covered bridge warpig?
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