Pickups Suggestion on 7string Baritone Tele

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  1. giwrgos02

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    Hello guys,

    I have an ESP LTD SCT607B and I was thinking about changing the pickups. I have settled in a Ceramic Blackhawk in the Bridge and an Impulse in the Neck, but now I am very worried about the aesthetics and I need your help.

    I basically want to route a spot for the neck pickup so I need to get a new pickguard as well.

    I was thinking about getting a black pickguard and white pickups, but I am worried that it might not look that good. Or going for the safe choice (that is pretty common) and getting a white pickguard and black pickups, but I really want something a little more unique.

    Any other suggestions? A little help would be great!

    Thanks in advance!


    Here is a pic of what the guitar looks like now:

    https://imgur.com/a/zlYKP

    And here is a pic I've found with the same guitar modded. But it looks a little bit too much with the white pups, or is it just me? :/

    https://imgur.com/a/28xYu
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

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    What do you want to be the focal point of the guitar? the pickups or the pickguard? What kind of aesthetic do you want?
    If you want the pickups to be the focal point then pick a color you like for them and use a black pickguard. If you want the pickguard to be the focal point, pick a bright color and keep the pickups black.
     
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    Well I'm not sure.. I haven't seen any totally black tele with white pickups, so I can't be sure what I like best. (I mean I haven't seen any video or some high quality pics in order to judge)

    This is why I started this thread, to get opinions from you guys that you have seen/owned a lot more guitars than me.

    So what is your personal opinion on this?
     
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    if you haven't yet you MUST consider the Fishman Fluence Devin Townsend set!!!! They are the first pickups to bridge the gap between the active and passive pickups where they have the power and attack of an active with the dynamics and warmth of a passive. The different positions are also phenomenal where the paf setting and single coil setting are both also amazing. I'm a huge BKP fan and these are the only pickups I put up in the same category and I think they're probably the most versatile pickup set I've ever encountered.
     
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    personally I'd go with a black pickguard and green or red pickups. It really pops when you do a black pickguard against brighter colored pickups. :2c:
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    EMG 57/66-7H set in Brushed Black Chrome or just Black Chrome, and it'll go with pretty much any pick guard appointments you can muster up.
     
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    When Im stuck for Aesthetics on a guitar, I use this virtual guitar builder from Halo, to see what I prefer -

    http://www.haloguitars.com/store/custom-guitars.html

    Use this to decide what you think would be better OP :yesway:
     
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    Didn't know Bareknuckle did the blackhawks or impulse in white.

    Personally I like the black pickups white pickguard look more, but that's just personal preference. It's more 'classic tele' look but with the seventh string, TOM bridge, unusual-looking pickups to add visual interest.
     
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    Have both, go zebra!
     
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    If You think it's not attractive with white pickups, don't get white pickups. End of story.
     
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    Thanks for your opinion but I really want the blackhawk/impulse combination mate. I love the toanz and the aesthetic.

    Plus I think it's a viable choice for me as well, since I tune to F.
     
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    Not really my type :p
     
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    I know what you mean, but I really want the blackhawk/impulse combo in that particular guitar for the toanz.
     
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    I love the classic tele look, but I want something different, more unique for a change.

    I thought about it but I didn't like the idea.

    You saved me mate. I love you.
     
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    Thank you all guys for your inputs! So I am basically between these 2 and I think I'm gonna go with the second one.

    (This is with white blackhawks, it just didnt have the option)

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    (And my choice - probably)

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