New BKP Ragnarok

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by chopeth, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. metaljohn

    metaljohn SS's Only Dick Butt

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    I surprisingly thought they sounded pretty good.
     
  2. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Taste. I've bought 4 guitars used with NBs in em and literally ripped em out of the guitars, chucked em in a corner and sold every one of them for $30 on FB.

    Dig the tones of these, but waiting for non mixed clips. Mixed clips sound sick as hell...
     
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    cmtd SS.org Regular

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    I share the same opinion, had an alnico NB put in the bridge of my skervesen, and I've never got on with it. It needs to go.


    I am a big fan of the C-pig. I'm hoping these will offer up a less harsh clean/high end that comes with the warpigs, and still be a higher output ceramic. I will be quite interested. I really like the cleans and coil splits with the juggernauts, but want something that isn't as tight and precise for the heavy tones. These definitely have my attention.
     
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  4. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    C-Pig is my favorite so far. To be fair, I'm a down tuned sludge player, and the NBs are middy and sucky and I don't like them.

    These have my attention too, as long as they'll work in a guitar that doesn't have Misha's name on it (no hate, I'm talking about specs, not branding).
     
  5. Jonathan20022

    Jonathan20022 Engineer

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    That's my point, there's no harm in having more options because every guitarist enjoys something another might not.

    New pickups don't need to fill a gap anywhere in the market so long as it's different from other offerings.

    And nothing wrong with you guys not liking the Nailbombs, I love them personally. But you obviously play a different type of music than I do Stein.
     
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  6. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Absolutely Jon. Here’s hoping these come out as a new different flavor that people can enjoy for different tunings/amp selections etc.
     
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  7. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    choices are good! but making fun of other people's choices = fun!

    i like the nail bomb. It's not my favorite but I'll use it. Can't stand the cold sweat that was in my skervesen. Preference!
     
  8. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Dang, now you guys are making me actually want to buy other pups. I’ve got WPs, PKs and AMs, but I feel like I want to try the nailbombs and cold sweats now.
     
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  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    nah trust me, you need the black dog pickups in your life. So fucking mean sounding.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Really? I may just have to try that. I’ve heard about low output for 8 string metal, so I should give them a shot.
     
  11. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    zimbloth recommended them to me and they are extremely savage for being lower output than the painkillers/warpigs, etc. Definitely doesn't hurt that they clean up well and have pretty damn good clarity. They have snarly/grindy mids that just sound killer through rectos or marshalls.
     
  12. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    I haven't tried their low output ones...other then the rebel yell. I have pk's, juggs, ams, warpigs, and nail bombs. There's still not that many people doing pickups as high output as the warpigs. I have a motorcity the nuke that I love...but I don't know if they are still winding. Ormsby has a katana. I think the Elysian gets that hot.

    For the mid output stuff I actually think there are bunch of american guys that do just as good if not better then BKP. Wolfetone, bgpickups, manlius. All pretty good. Hard to get used tho...so I usually just default to bkp when a cheap set pops up.
     
  13. chopeth

    chopeth SS.org Regular

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    Think twice, NB are terrible, worst BKP by far. I haven't tried harder to like a pup, to no result, months wanting to like the ceramic one. CS on the other hand are great... btw, WP, PKs and Juggernauts are the best in their catalogue.

    Preference, anyway, I know.
     
  14. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Might have to try these in something, I've got a bit of a thing for lower output pickups at the moment.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    they sound great but didnt this demo just sound basically exactly like the Juggernaut demos? haha
     
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    I dont happen to like the samples the slightest, and this is making me feel SO old I want to cry
     
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  17. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    They elysian moderns that I have usually clock in at 15k for the 8 string version or slightly under for the 6 string versions. They feel hotter but they're not at warpig level. Avedissian's scythe is around 20k iirc (at least the 8 string version was). Besides, DCR doesn't directly equate to output.
     
  18. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    ya but unless everyone starts listing h ratings and mv range at output it's all we got to work with.
     
  19. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    I wish more companies besides dimarzio would show mv range. at least that gives you a decent idea of output.
     
  20. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    I'd recommend EMG 707's ;)
     

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