Bare Knuckle Black Dog vs. Nailbomb vs. Rebel Yell

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by capac, Nov 28, 2017.

Which one?

  1. Black dog

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  2. alnico nailbomb

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. ceramic nailbomb

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. rebell yell

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    45.0%
  1. capac

    capac SS.org Regular

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    Mine is a 6 (with SS frets), but it's tuned rather high. Warpig is a bit too much on output and low-end I'm afraid, I prefer more mid-high output pickups.

    I'm thinking either black dog or A-bomb then... and VH2 for neck pickup.
     
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    the output in the warpig is not as high as it seems.
     
  3. capac

    capac SS.org Regular

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    I know that, but even something like SD nazgul (hotter than aftermath) is a bit hotter than necessary IMO. Black dog and nailbomb should be just fine. I'm leaning towards nailbomb (because it's thicker).
     
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    fps Kit

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    Have experience with the C-Bomb and Black Dog. I love the C-Bomb. It has plenty of mids. The *shrill* thing probably depends on the guitar, the guitar it's been in is alder neck thru with mahogany sides and I'd never call it shrill. The guitars in my link were recorded with the C-Bomb. There are two guitarists on there, but the nailbomb definitely comes through. Really amped up sound. I also really like the Black Dog, it's a bit more transparent.
     
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    capac SS.org Regular

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    The guitar is kinda bright, especially compared to my les paul. Nice tone and songs btw!
     
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    RY: Nice saturation, versatile, organic, does very well rock to metal. Darker than black dog partially due to higher output. My favourite pickup atm.
    Abomb: Found it very mid-focused quack, as if I had wah on all the time. Not for me.
    Black dog: PAF style pickup, relatively bright with good kind of mid punch, regardless of lower output it's very aggressive.
     
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    You guys really seem to like rebel yell :D. Everyone seems to like black dog as well. The question is; which one is more evil and aggressive? Is rebel yell maybe a bit thin? My guitar is somewhat bright...
     
  8. KnightBrolaire

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    snarly and evil is pretty much the hallmark of the black dog. here's some clips I've made with the 8 string version:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d1fw42rqz69lgy7/AABiCZfo-RrGWMThJVrXPaQwa?dl=0
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUxRUsMAoES/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUz2Kpsgn19/?taken-by=knightbrolaire
     
  9. capac

    capac SS.org Regular

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    I'm just afraid it won't sound good in a super-strat in higher tunings, the same goes for rebel yell and nailbomb.

    As far as the 8 string stuff goes, you probably tune about an octave lower than I do :D.
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    fwiw a lot of guys like em in lps for dad rock/hard rock on other forums, they should be fine in a higher tuning.
     
  11. capac

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    Yeah, I'm just worried they would be bright in my guitar ;). Les paul just has a lot more meat in its tone.
     
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    i have em in an ebony topped swamp ashed body 8 string and it's a bright guitar too, but the black dog works well in it. worst case you don't like it and you get the a-bomb :2c:
     
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    I don't think I can afford to have that happen :D. Even if I sold the pickup, with shipping costs and all, I'd be making a huge loss - that's why I wanna pick the right one from the start.

    How are other vintage hot pickups BKP offer?
     
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    I'm gonna see what I can get used first, and if I don't find anything, I'll go black dog ;). Thanks for the help.
     
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