Best 6 string pickups for deathcore/hardcore

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  1. ryanvegas

    ryanvegas SS.org Regular

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    *****the guitar in question is a baritone 6 string******

    Figured it'd be acceptable in the extended range section

    I'll be playing in drop G most likely, 28" scale and basswood body

    Wondering the best 6 string pups for a guitar tone similar to kublai khan, structures, whitechapel, bury your dead (beauty and the breakdown), 2x4 etc

    So lots of lame chugging and rhythmic stuff, goin to be my main studio work horse

    I'm familiar with what these bands play (emgs, d activator, aftermath)

    But I just wanted opinions on people who have maybe tried these in 6 strings mostly

    to me it's between the nazgul and aftermath


    Thanks for any input!
     
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    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

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    I have Nazguls in the bridge of both my 8's and I'm incredibly happy with them. Lots of bite and bark, but nothing harsh, it seems to me.
     
  3. RobbYoung

    RobbYoung Psalm Mutes Fix Wars

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    Got a Painkiller 6er, sounds beyond awesome for G# on a 27". I'm used to dark guitars though, so I don't know if it's just the difference from that or if it's really that biting.
     
  4. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Had the Nazgul in mine. Like I told you, it's a good pickup and I think it'd serve you well. For my chuggy stuff I like a super tight low end; that, along with the tuning I'm using mine for and the fact that I had the Warpig lying on my desk already is why I went the way I did.
     
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    Yeah I was thinking about it I forgot about that particular one, I always thought the aftermath was the like..."chuggier" friendly pickup from bare knuckle, I'll have to check it out more, do you have anymore recent clips in a low tuning ?
     
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    I have an aftermath in my 6 string rg, but the clarity in low tunings on the nazgul is immense. My guitarist has an 8 string with the nazgul sentient combo in it and its clear as day all the way down to low E.

    Definitely rate both pickups, and I don't think youll go wrong with either. But the Nazgul is considerably cheaper isn't it :p
     
  7. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Not really....its set up in open B, but I got a new 8 in that's taking up all my time.

    Might be able to do up something chuggy....I use an AxeFxII and Reaper...any particular amp(s) you're interested in?
     
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    It'd be cool to hear just a run in the mill 5150 tone with em!:hbang:
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Hell yeah, Kublai Khan!

    Honestly I'd go with a BKP Ceramic Warpig set. I use it in my KM7 tuned to drop-G# (same tuning as Kublai Khan's latest album) and it sounds immense, tight, and clear.

    Its actually suprising how tight the Warpig sounds considering how big it sounds. Typically tight sounding pickups are a little anemic in some areas but not the Warpig.

    I'd stay away from the Nazgul if your using a 6505. I just started really hating how nasaly the nazgul sounded. Too much mid if you ask me.

    I love the warpigs but if I could get more output that would be great. I love the EMG drive and push, and have been trying to find it in a set of passives and just can't yet.
     
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    Can't touch a D-Activator for the style, IMO. They're all great though. Pick one and get on with it.
     
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    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    The AM isn't actually all that great of a "chugger" pickup. It's got very little low end response compared to most. Does djent quite well though.
     
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    Second!
     
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    sorry to necro bump this, but what i actually use in my guitar is a seymour duncan black winter. love it. :)
     
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    +1 on the Nazgul. Plays very well with a baritone scale and lighter strings.
     

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