SD Black Winter Worship thread

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Blytheryn, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    Crappy picture, but this is what's currently going down with my ESP Formula. Neon green neck Winter, Black Floyd Rose, hardware and knobs incoming. Tuners will be up next.

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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    I made a new video. I won't be able to make any more for a while because I'll be on holiday/vacation and then my girlfriend is visiting me for a week or so. Also, the pickup looks great in that guitar Blytheryn. Oh, and the guitars are recorded with the ENGL E646 plugin.

     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    Contemplating doing a SD Custom Black Winter bridge. A8's instead of ceramics, slightly less compression and a little more grind. Basically JD's idea. Someone has to do this for science after all!?
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Do it! Then upload a demo on YouTube and link it here.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    or you could just buy the magnet and swap it yourself. it's not hard, plus it'll save you some cash.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    No way? I'll do some research on it after work. If it will save me some cash then I don't see why not.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    yeah I did it to a pegasus and it sounds wayy better (granted I went from an alnico v to a ceramic mag). It's now the poor man's omega :D Just unwrap the pickup tape, remove any screws holding the bobbins to the baseplate, pop out the magnet, swap in the other one, put everything back together, and then melt the wax back on with a hair dryer. Let the pickup sit for a few days so that the screws can get remagnetized.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Garfish SS.org Regular

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    I am really considering throwing a pair of black winters in my Orville by Gibson LP custom. The thing is, its a lightweight and bright les paul compared to my other LP's. How would the black winter do in a LP like that? based on the EQ chart, it is really mid heavy. I've also been thinking about putting in a SH-5 in the bridge instead, as it is more mid and highs.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    My guitar's lightweight and bright. I say go for it, I put a Black Winter in it and I love it more everytime I use it. I came back from holiday/vacation today and just started playing my guitar for the first time in almost 2 weeks. DAMN is it good. It's definitely my perfect pickup. Can't wait to hear what the Engl E530 sounds like with this pickup too.
     
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    Zoobiedood SS.org Regular

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    The Black Winters absolutely play nice in bright guitars. I've used them in all maple bodies, and those are about as bright as can be.
     
  12. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    [​IMG]

    Progress on the Formula. Hopefully my tech will have time to solder it all up by early next week.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    One thing I just realized as well. He's demoing a bunch of amps with a KM-6, ergo with Black Winters... This might answer some questions :)
     
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    metaljohn SS's Only Dick Butt

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    I wish it didn't cost so much more to order them with pickup covers. I want to put a set with black pickup covers into my USA BC Rich Warlock.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Have you tried eBay? I've found some from the US that's roughly the same as the standard models in the UK. Minus the import costs, obviously.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    youngthrasher9 SS.org Regular

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    Banjomikez was always a godsend when I spent a lot of time on the Duncan forum back in the day. Widely hailed as pickup nuts best friend.
     
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    youngthrasher9 SS.org Regular

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    That formula makes me uncomfortable how badass it looks.
     
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