Ragnaroks in a Les Paul

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  1. oneblackened

    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    So, I've got myself an LTD EC-1000T/CTM, which is essentially a Les Paul sonically.

    yes or no on Ragnaroks? I'm a bit hesitant, I think they might be a tad too dark for this guitar, but something with a bit more "thud" and roar than an 81 is definitely what I'm after.

    If not rags, what BKPs?

    C# standard, Engl Savage 120.
     
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  3. oneblackened

    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    I somehow don't think BWs, which are in my experience quite bright, are quite what I'm looking for.
     
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    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    Thud and roar sounds like the guitarmory polaris or the bkp blackhawks.
     
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    What's wrong with the tone it has now?

    If your answer is "nothing" then pocket your cash.
     
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    Rags should sound awesome in Les Pauls
     
  7. oneblackened

    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    Limited dynamic range.
    Muddy from the clipping.
    Batteries suck.
     
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    EMG's shouldnt be clipping or muddy :scratch:

    Hellbent on bkp's?
     
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    Exactly. They are literally the exact opposite of what he described. :scratch:
     
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  10. oneblackened

    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    EMGs do clip internally if you pick hard, especially at 9V.

    But anyway, they're still not doing what I want tonally, regardless.
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins (*Block version, not sig) Contributor

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    Lower your pickups.

    Buy the Ragnaroks.
     
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    RAGNAROKS <--- not biased
     
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    What people could not find in EMG they found in Aftermaths from BKP.
     
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    I think only one guy on here, other than Bulb, has a set of ragnaroks. I'm not sure you're going to find many people on here who've had a hands-on experience with these pickups. That said, we love guinea pigs here so I say go for it, give them a shot and let us know what you think.
     
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    And then I went back to EMG...
     
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    I was gonna say put a JB/59 in it or the Slash set but hey :lol:
     
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    I installed a set in my agile baritone LP, but they sound weak as hell right now. I think i have a defective set or something, been trying to troubleshoot them with bkp support. I'll let you know how they sound once i fix the problems/replace em
     
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    EMGs are compressed to all hell.
    But muddy? Fuck no. :lol:
     
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