8 String pickup shootout. Same amp, same guitar, no bull, no frills.

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    D-activator sounds pretty cool. Maybe I'll give that pickup a shot in one of my guitars.
     
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    yeah they're pretty good pickups. not my favorite but still pretty versatile.
     
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    decided to test a guitarmory matador. will post impressions/clips once I get it and install it.
     
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    Finally got around to installing the Matador and first impressions are that it's slightly darker on the low end than the black dog and has a thicker voicing, and doesn't quite have the snarl that the black dog has. It's still a mean sounding pickup, just different from the snarling rabid aggressiveness of the black dog. Clarity is great across all the strings. The high end is defined but slightly warmer than the black dog. Seems pretty versatile so far.
    I also installed a BKP emerald in the neck and it's also quite clear/versatile so far. It cleans up exceptionally well but it's not as warm on the high end as the cold sweat, nor is it that round/smooth.
     
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    Matador clips are done: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yruhdpshnuvrbw6/AAD2vxgMXLhy0d5umLfvwlt_a?dl=0
    I included high gain clips from 2 different setups, the jotun is the baseline (same as all the other clips I've made) and the other is a fortin jvm410 profile with sinmix's KSE cab DI. Settings are exactly the same (everything noon) except the jvm has a hint of reverb.
     
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    Thank you very much for your efforts put into this. We really really appreciate it!
     
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