FS: Bare Knuckle Pickups (Painkiller, Nailbomb, Warpig, etc)

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  1. Fraz666

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    Done, and is awesome. thank you!
     
  2. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    They're both good options. The Black Hawk is a bit hotter and brighter, Impulse a bit more refined and balanced.
     
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    Hi Nick; got a Lundgren The One from you, for a JPX-7, and it arrived promptly and safe: thanks! Will test it out within a few weeks. Went for it blindly, but from soundclips it seems like a balanced, clear pickup, which in a balanced and tight sounding guitar like the JPX should do wonders.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Great man, thanks so much for the Lundgren order. Let me know how you like it. Make sure to play with the pickup height, its very sensitive to that. The One has a darker edge to it than the edgier M7, but its still very clear. I like it a lot, loads of character and growl.
     
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    Hey Nick,

    I'm sorry to abuse this thread again but it still seems the fastest way to reach you via internet. I sent you a few e-mails over the last couple of weeks. Would you please reply? Thanks!
     
  6. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Sorry man, I just saw your emails were in our spam filter. Do you have a phone # i can reach you at just in case? PM me..
     
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    hello Nick,

    What do you recommend for an ibanez fr2620 ash body, maple neck and rosewood board?
    I'm playing heavy rock and progressive metalcore, i'm using V30 speakers, line 6 pod hd 500x ( preamp ) through my peavey valveking 212 ( power amp).

    I like crushing sound, good mids and tight low-end. For cleans i like a deep but crystal clear sound. tuning is DROP C

    thanking you in advance.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I would suggest to you the ceramic Warpig set. Sounds perfect for what you're going for, and matches that guitar flawlessly :)
     
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    chassless Don'tDeserveMyGuitar

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    Hello nick! First time poster in this thread, I'd like your help choosing a BKP set since i have next to no experience with them.

    I'm getting a custom guitar, mahogany body, maple top, maple/wenge set neck and rosewood fingerboard with slightly longer scale (26.22) tuned to anywhere around D to B, even the occasional A.

    In the bridge i want a moderate-to-high output pickup, tight and punchy in the low end, with roaring low mids, has a little bite, and a present and clear top end that's not screechy. Dynamics and string separation are a must. I'd also like a nice split tone. All in all i want a pickup that's tighter the lower i go on the fretboard and smoother the higher i go.

    As for the neck i want a moderate output pickup that has a slightly woody slightly metallic character, warm but not overbearing lows, with a bell like presence and crystal highs with a little bit of hair, and mids that are not too scooped. A good split tone is very welcome too.

    All in all i want a set of pickups that are powerful and clear but still versatile. Thank you very much!
     
  11. ThePhilosopher

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    Nick,

    I've got a 28 5/8" Alder Body Baritone Warmoth Soloist with a maple neck that I tune in perfect fifths that is currently using Kiesel Lithium pickups; however, I am finding that while I like the clarity they are really like some of the meatiness I have in my other guitars (all mahogany with SD Blackouts).

    I really like the split tones, I get with the current pickups (they're almost acoustic sounding in 2 & 4) so I'd like to not use actives (unless the Fluence sets can do splitting and parallel wiring). I was thinking the Warpig or Impulse might be a good choice, but wanted an expert opinion.
     
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    Hey Nick,

    I purchased an Agile 828, Ash body, Maple neck, Ebony board. Neck and bridge configuration, with split coil options.I alternate tunings between F# Standard, Meshuggah 1/2 step down, and occasionally Drop E. I enjoy playing of course Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, After the Burial and jazzy, clean stuff. Please recommend a BKP pickup(s) that will fit the bill? I am also open to any other manufacturers pickups as well. THANK YOU!

    Joseph
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I would suggest the Rebel Yell set. Sounds exactly like what you're looking for! Sorry for the late reply, I don't get to check here as often lately. I could be reached quicker via email, call, or our Facebook page :)

    The Warpig would be my suggestion, or the Holydiver if youre not tuning too low. If you wanted an active pickup, the Fishman Fluence would be perfect for you. They blow away the SD and Kiesel pickups, frankly. They coil split quite well and just sound amazing.

    I would suggest the Lundgren M8. Nothing nails that Meshuggah crushing tone like Meshuggah's actual pickup, the Lundgren M8. However the Bare Knuckle Aftermath or Juggernaut would work well in that, as well as the ceramic Warpig.
     
  14. KnightroExpress

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    I'm having a bit of trouble deciding on which pickups to install in an upcoming 8 string project.... This is going to be a demo/showcase guitar, so I'd like something versatile and articulate, with a reasonably powerful output. I'm currently bouncing between the Abraxas, HolyDiver, and Nailbomb sets. Any thoughts for a BKP noob?
     
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    Thanks, I went with the Pigs, they're so much nicer than the Kiesel pickups.
     
  16. Snarpaasi

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    Hi!

    I'm speccing a new custom and most likely the specs will be following: Chambered swamp ash body with rosewood toneblock, flamed maple top. 5pc bolt-on maple neck with rosewood stripes, ebony fretboard. Users please tell me if the specs are ridiculously bright to you? Currently I'm playing a maple neck-thru mahogany wings ebony fretboard Carvin with Rebel Yell in the bridge and I absolutely love it.

    Considering the new guitar would be brighter than Carvin, I am currently thinking about HolyDiver set. Here's my previous experiences with my current guitar:

    Titan: Almost there, good amount of output, balanced but has a bit metallic tone, maybe because of the ceramic magnet?
    Nazgul: Nice punch and attack but definitely too much clarity in the highs no matter how you set the amp’s eq. This will cut through the mix for sure. On lower strings it works but not suitable for lead stuff. Surprisingly good cleans even though you can hear the minor overdrive
    Crunch Lab: Nice attack but too much bass and saturation. Shrill cleans which get easily overdriven. Feels like a one trick pony, hard to find good medium gain tone.
    Alnico Nailbomb: Pleasant highs with ok attack, playing hard on clean channel doesn't sound too ice-picky. However too much mids, feels like having a wah effect on all the time.
    Aftermath: Steril and dull, nice attack otherwise
    Duncan Custom SH-5: Scooped
    Warpig set: Pleasant, rather dark tone in general. The output is too high though. I was surprised by the neck pickup and cleans.
    Rebel Yell: I have it in two of my guitars, the other being RG7621 which sounds really good. Seems to be quite balanced, gives nice mids with tiny saturation, screaming highs without being shrill at all.
    VHII: Too bright and quite loud pick attack, reminds me of a single coil at some stage?
    Duncan Jazz: Not my thing at all, very ice-picky.

    I was considering Emerald set before but I think it could be too bright? Any suggestions besides HD set?

    I have seen these awesome burnt chrome blue covers, can it be done on request? http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad263/blackroseimmortal77/SANY0117.jpg
     
  17. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    I know this is a BKP thread, but FYI, the shrill highs the Nazgul puts out at times is cut down a bit with an AV and A8 magnet. I love it with an A8, and especially in swamp ash. Requires a custom shop order, about $160.

    Zimbloth: question for you. I would like a couple of recommendations for a guitar. A lower output suggestion and a medium/higher one. I may try both. Guitar currently has an awesome set of hand wound pickups but they are very low output. Very Jazz/PRS-centric and awesome at it, but I want to tighten and add some output to make it more metal capable. Specs:

    7 string, semi-hollow, 3 piece Black Limba neck thru & body, maple top, BEM fret board. Piezo equipped also, FWIW. Thanks for your time!
     
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    Hi, mates!

    After almost a year of C-bomb use I'm considering changing it. My guitar is mahogany with walnut top, rosewood neck and ebony fingerboard. My amp an EVH 5153. I mean... it's not at all bad but while I love my Juggernauts in my other swamp ash seven stringer, god knows I've tried to like the c-bomb but I just can't stand the shrillness of that pickup. It sometimes sounds to me boomy, I feel it's treacherous, boosting all my mistakes and there's not to much sustain in solos, if you understand what I mean, palm muting sounds unfocused. Tweaking here and there in the amp and my multieffects I have ended up enduring playing it with my band.

    Before ordering the pickup a couple of friends warned me about the C-bomb. They said it's the only pickup they utterly hate from the BKP catalogue. They are always praising the juggs and the painkiller. I was between the latter and the C-bomb and dediced to give it a chance. I should've listened to them. After all this time I'm considering giving it up and buying a painkiller or a C-hawk. The neck one is a Cold Sweat, which I am happy with. I play mostly metal, though I like plenty of styles from progressive rock to technical death metal.

    What do you think about it? Will the Painkiller kill my pain?
     
  19. whosdealin

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    The C-Bomb sounds amazing in the right guitar. Although it can sound great in mahogany bodied guitars I've also experienced what you mentiined a couple times. In certain guitars it ends up having a stiff , dry and aggressive type of tone in a bad way. On the flip side it can sound juicy , organic and have a nice attack in the lows in the right axe.

    I had a maghogany body guitar recently that the C-bomb didnt sound great in, I swaped it for an Impulse which worked out a lot better .
     
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    If you think the C-Bomb is shrill you will not like the PK, I bet.
    It's even more unforgiving.

    You may like the C-Pig for a high output pickup.
    If you want more versatility and a thick but really focussed in the low end sound, get the Cold Sweat bridge or the C hawk.
    Both really shine in mahogany.
     

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