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

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  1. ibznorange

    ibznorange Chief Officer/RHLC © Contributor

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    give them to PMing me :agreed:
     
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    For now, a Caparison Dellinger HGS (mahogany body, hard maple/ebony neck/fingerboard).

    Later, I might use 1 of them for my Warmoth custom (all mahogany + ebony).

    the warpigs (nailbombs) are suitable for both neck and bridge, right?
     
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    Anyone have a suggestion for one of these if I'm looking for a distorted tone along that of the Red Chord's and Animosity's?
     
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    BKP does calibrated sets, ie there are different Warpig (Nailbomb) bridge and neck pups.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yes they are. While BKP makes a calibrated set for all their models, certainly some models are better than others for the neck position. The Warpig makes an awesome awesome neck pickup. Certain pickups like the Holy Diver or Painkiller could certainly sound great in the neck with the right setup, they're voiced more for the bridge. The Warpig however was designed with both positions in mind.

    So, there's no right or wrong, and whatever you'd want Tim would calibrate them, but certainly some are more ideal than others. :metal:

    Miracle Man or Nailbomb I'd say, perhaps the ceramic Warpig as well.
     
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    Hi, could you pm me a quote on a ceramic warpig 7 and cold sweat 7 please :)
     
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    Just to clarify, because people seem to get the wrong idea (probably because the current website only describes and gives the specs of the bridge pickups). The neck and bridge versions of the same model are often entirely different designs. Tim simply designs a neck pickup to complement the bridge model sonically, and former often bears no resemblance to the latter construction-wise. It's worth mentioning that the Painkiller neck pickup is the only neck model that Tim puts a ceramic magnet in as stock.
    For example, the Nailbomb neck pickup actually has a vintage PAFy type feel to it. IIRC it is around 11K output compared with the 16K bridge model. As a pair, the two work absolutely beautifully.

    Before thinking of mixing and matching different models (e.g a lot of people automatically jump to the Cold Sweat neck), it's worth finding out from Tim exactly what the matched neck version sounds like. Each time I've bought a set of BKPs, I've planned to mix models, but each time Tim's description of the matching pickup fitted the bill perfectly, and I've ended up with calibrated sets, and got exactly the sounds I want.
     
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    Excellent post, you've explained it better than I have so thank you. :metal:
     
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    Good news guys, the next shipment of pickups should be coming in tomorrow or Wednesday. :metal:
     
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    Edroz new album soon!

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    The new shipment is here. I'll be sending them out tomorrow via 2-day priority mail. :yesway:
     
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    ibznorange Chief Officer/RHLC © Contributor

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    And thats number.... Two?
    ETA on number 3? or is that way out still?
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Batch #2 I shipped out last week and everyone should be getting them by Monday. Batch #3 is in production still, hopefully to ship out this week.

    Your Nailbomb came in batch #2 but you said to wait until the rest of your order came in so it's just chilling on my dining room table for now :)
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Just a heads up to all of you who are on order #3, Tim told me he'll be shipping them out on Monday. This is going to be the biggest batch yet: FIVE Nailbombs to go along with a Holy Diver, Stormy Monday calibrated set, Crawler 7, and a couple Warpigs. :metal:
     
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    Crawler 7 :wub:
    im pretty excited bout the mondays too, dude around here has the a5 ones, wanna try the 2's
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah dude I'm excited to hear what you think of them as well.

    I'm considering look into one of their more moderate output pickups as well. I just bought an ESP Eclipse that has an EMG 81/60 combo. While I like the 60 in the neck quite a bit, the bridge 81 just sounds SO fucking boring and thin. I'm considering throwing in either an Emerald or Abraxas, they seem to be somewhat powerful despite their class. That said I may end up going with the Painkiller or Cold Sweat in the bridge, with a CW in the neck.
     
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    :hbang: cant wait
     
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    i want a full review of that Crawler 7 :squint:
     
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    the emeralds are sick as fuck dude!

    so you're liking the 60 eh? :D
     

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