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

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by zimbloth, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

    Messages:
    3,897
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh ehh
    hey nick how would a painkiller sound in swamp ash? I've heard it can be quite ice-picky in brighter woods. I'm kind of torn between that and a black dog.
     
  2. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,659
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    In Swamp Ash I would prefer a pickup thats not as bright, such as the Black Hawk, Warpig, Holydiver, etc. Black Dog would work well too if youre after a low output model. Painkiller sounds best in mahogany.
     
  3. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

    Messages:
    3,897
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh ehh
    alright, thanks. might try the black dog.
     
  4. takotakumi

    takotakumi SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    65
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Hey Nick, what would you recomend for an Ash Body Ibanez RG? C-Bomb or C-pig?

    It currently has PAF7s which I find lacking some tighter bottom end, saturation, some body, and aggressiveness. I tend to use the bridge for both leads and rhythm.
     
  5. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,659
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    I would suggest the C-Pig or Black hawk in there. If interested hit up our website :)
     
  6. AngstRiddenDreams

    AngstRiddenDreams Filthy Casual

    Messages:
    3,467
    Likes Received:
    311
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    Hey Nick,
    It's been awhile since I've posted here as I took a big shift over the last couple years from pickups/amps for source tones to learning how to work with whatever source tone I've got to achieve mix goals. I.E. polishing turds
    Anyways, I have a PRS Custom 24 SE with an Aftermath bridge and Coldsweat neck. I play a clusterfvck of garage rock/math core/ prog. The best example of my style is my band's track, 10 seconds should be plenty to hear what I'm going for.
    https://soundcloud.com/the-matt-squatch/functional-human-1

    Basically where I'm at is I love the Aftermath bridge. It's focused and mid heavy which is what I'm going for but it also has a decent enough treble extension to do crunch tones and I'm in love with the split sound of it distorted. The tones I idolize are those on Converge's You Fail Me, most Botch releases and Mastodon.
    I should mention I play in Drop C with D'Addario Jazz-light strings with the wound 4th. My rig is a Pod HD 500 with a distortion pedal sim into blended Plexi sims that are cranked. I pick heavily and know how to coax dynamics out of a pickup that can produce them.
    What I have currently is a dilemma though with the Coldsweat neck pickup. I love the sound of the pickup, it's got such a wonderfully sweet clean tone and lead tone, but it's not what I'm looking for in this guitar for this style. To me the Coldsweat output is fine, I prefer a neck pickup with slightly less output than bridge for clarity. The frequency focus is my main gripe. The mids are too scooped and the presence is, well too present. My ideal neck tone is similar to my Aftermath bridge but with a rolled off presence and treble. So forward midrange, rolled off low end and less presence. I'm not against looking into the vintage hot line as well if you think something there would fit.
    Versatility as a set is important to me, which the set I have now achieves well, but the tonal difference between them makes me create different patches for each position.

    Sorry for the drawn out rambling, I appreciate any advice.
    Also by the way, do you remember a few years ago a kid calling you to interview you about small businesses for a school project? That was me. I got a great grade. :lol:
     
  7. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,659
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    The Nailbomb neck would fit what you're looking for :) And hey I'm glad I could have helped with your school project! Hit me up if you need anything else or want to order the pickup.
     
  8. ras1988

    ras1988 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Location:
    United States
    Hey Nick,

    Recently picked up a used vigier supra 7, alder body, maple neck and fretboard. It has a dimarzio air norton neck and tone zone bridge. I wanted to change out the bridge as it's too bass heavy and was wondering if you had a recommendation that would work in humbucking and split modes well. I tune to B standard/drop A and play through Diezel or Carol-Ann amps in more of a prog-rock/metal than modern metal style. The instrument is surprisingly dark for the wood combo and I thought I could get away with a ceramic nailbomb, or a black dog. Thanks for the help!
     
  9. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,659
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston
    I would suggest the Holydiver. Its a great match for that guitar and for you style of music. The Black Dog would also work. I cant suggest a ceramic Nailbomb in an alder/maple guitar, no matter how dark it may seem now (I bet a lot of that is the work of the TZ/AN).
     
  10. t o k u g a w a

    t o k u g a w a SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Kansas city
    Nick,

    Just curious about the options for a single coil set for a Fender American Standard Strat. Alder body and Maple neck/board.

    I typically play lots of atmospheric, ambient, reverb, and delay filled passages. I also use a lot of intricate tap lines with many open notes that rig out to give character and dissonance. I need these tap lines to punch and have clarity. I get a sense of this with the stock fender pickups, but I am wondering what BKP has to accentuate these complex tap lines.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Ryan
     
  11. areyna21

    areyna21 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    101
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    Hanford, Ca
    Hey nick I'm getting a jp16 7 string just looking for something geared more toward versatility. I play mostly technical metal and djebt style stuff but also clean touch style stuff and use a lot of effects. What would you recommend and do bare knuckle pickups come in orange?
     
  12. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Hi Nick,
    I have a PRS Custom 24 with s mahogony body, Maple top and rock Maple neck. I want palm mutes to hit your chest so hard it knocks you over.

    I was looking at c-pigs but folks tell me they don't gel well in mahogony bodied guitars. Any ideas?
     
  13. syxx

    syxx SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    Illinois, USA
    So, I currently have a PRS Custom 24 Floyd with mahogany body, maple top, maple neck, ebony fretboard. Very bright guitar. I have a Holy Diver in the bridge now and I really like it. But, If I could get something that is just a bit darker and has a bit more output it would be perfect. I'm playing mostly prog music, but not djent. Not low tunings, mostly Eb standard, very-occasionally dropped to C#.
     
  14. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

    Messages:
    17,659
    Likes Received:
    4,065
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Location:
    Boston

Share This Page