Hi-Gain Rhythm Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Lorcan Ward, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Lorcan Ward

    Lorcan Ward 7slinger Contributor

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    I'm getting a custom 7 string guitar made soon and I'm looking to turn it into a rhythm guitar since I already have 2 "lead" guitars. The specs are:
    Mahogany Body + Maple cap
    Fixed Bridge 25.5 5 piece Maple neck with Bubinga stripes
    Cocobolo fretboard

    I'm looking for a bridge pickup that is fat sounding but with a lot of clarity, my thoughts so far are:
    Aftermath Set
    Holy Diver Set
    Emerald Set
    Petrucci Set

    Any help/other ideas? I mainly play metalcore/melodic death/technical metal
    Cheers!
     
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    mcleanab Theta Sagan Swords

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    If there is a 7-string version of the EMG 85, my vote would go for that...

    For six string, the EMG 85 is my favorite ever...
     
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    Right now I'm digging the JB I have in my Les Paul, and I liked the Bill Lawrence 500XL I used to have in it.
     
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    Ill probably be trying a Dimarzio PAF7 in my all mahogany 7 string soon. The general response seems to he that its a very open and clear pickup
     
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    You literally described the Bare Knuckle Ceramic Warpig
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Lace Alumitone Deathbar/bucker
    Seymour Duncan Custom 7, Full Shred 7
    Dimarzio Dactivator 7
    EMG 81-7, 81-7x
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    Black Dog set?
     
  8. Lorcan Ward

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    Cheers for the replies lads!

    I'm not fond of EMGs 7 string range. I love their 6s but the 7s are very different IMO

    Yeah a lot of people are recommending low output pickups for clarity since they won't mud up under distortion. Will look into them.

    Cool, I've never taught of getting Warpig.

    I can't say I like the look of LACE pickups but I'm really interested in trying out Seymour Duncan's range.

    I forgot to mention these in my OP. They sound the best out of all the metal samples on the BKP site. Not to many people have firsthand experience with them though.
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    I have one on my 6. Haven't recorded with them, but they do soune clearer, yet crunchier and fuller than the emg 81 it replaced.
     
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    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    The 707 is more or less an 85-7.


    I would vote for Full Shreds, they have a really nice throaty growl to them, very nice for rythms.
     
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    just pull the trigger on the bareknuckles order them from axe palace
     
  12. Randyrhoads123

    Randyrhoads123 Got a 7

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    DiMarzio D-Activators or the new Bare Knuckle Blackhawks. The blackhawks certainly seem to be causing a buzz, I just saw that Misha switched out the Coldsweat and Aftermaths he had in a couple of his guitars for the Blackhawks.
     
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    Where'd you see that? Now I'm very curious.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Not sure if he did switch them out, but he does recommend them a lot when asked about BKP's.
     
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    People hate on this pickup a lot, but I highly recommend SD Invaders.
     
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    Randyrhoads123 Got a 7

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    It was on his facebook profile. It was a post from last Friday: "The Daemoness and Blackmachine B6 are now outfitted with Black Hawk sets. The Mayones 7 has the Aftermath set that used to be in the Daemoness and the Mayones 6 has the Coldsweat/VHII set that used to be in the Blackmachine. Every guitar is sounding better as a result. Gonna have to record some clips tomorrow!"
     
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    One of the best sounding pickups for rhythms I've used was a Pearly Gates. Sounded very crisp and articulate, though it could've been tighter.
     
  18. Lorcan Ward

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    Cheers for all the replies!! So many options:scratch:

    A lot of people have recommended Black Hawks for the sound I'm after but I honestly don't like how they look. I'm more of a conventional pickup guy.
     
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    Don't forget the lundgren m7! I have one in my 7 and its very articulate with lots of harmonics and gain!
     
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    I have a Painkiller in my Custom Ibanez RG565 that even made Swamp Ash sound full and chunky!
     

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