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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    Looks like a matte black metal cover.
     
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    That's what I thought too. If that's the case, I might have a home for those bad boys very soon.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    That's the stuff!!!
     
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    Looks flat black to me, too.
     
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    youngthrasher9 SS.org Regular

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    Trying to decide between the X2N and the Black Winter for my baritone. Looking for decent compression, lots of output, and fairly bright but brutal tones. The Titan I have in there is great but a little overly dynamic for what I need, ya know?
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    x2n will have more output iirc and probably sound brighter (it's been a while since I've played with one). If you want to play teh br00tz then black winters are an excellent choice. They're still pretty high output and have a nice grindy tone/ solid thumping chug but are darker voiced overall ime.
     
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    KailM SS.org Regular

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    The BW rapes the X2n in every way, shape, and form. The X2n is way too high-output, IMO, and just sounds harsh and nasty, but not in a good way. The BW is still pretty high output and bright, but the lows and mids have this organic quality that sounds rich yet still extremely aggressive and gnarly. I think of the X2n as the Boss Metalzone of pickups -- all gain and no "meat."
     
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    Does the normal SD pickup covers fit on black winters? I Kinda want to keep that covered look in my LPC
     
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    Seeing as there's nothing really special about them, I think so?
     
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    Elwood SS.org Regular

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    Would putting covers on the BW's affect the sound or output?
     
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    Putting covers over pickups tends to take away some high end, but it's slight.
     
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    I've considered putting Black Winters to some guitar quite a long time. How these would sound in Ibanez RGA121, it's fairly bright guitar with mahogany body, maple cap, hardtail bridge and bolt-on neck.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    they work well in brighter guitars, I had one in a swamp ash guitar with ebony top and it should darken it up nicely. They play quite well in mahogany too.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too, JB is way too bright and thin in this guitar. It really needs some low end chunk and grit in the mids.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    black winter will definitely deliver those qualities.
     
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    I have a gold covered Black Winter in my EC-1000, I can't really tell a difference between the other Black Winters I have in other guitars. You should be fine.
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    The running answer for these kind of questions should really just be a copy paste. Yes these pickups will literally rip in your axe. Buy them and tell us about it. :lol:
     
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    Cheers, easy tweak of the amp to sort then. If it's even noticable!
     
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    Be aware that there are two different cover widths offered by SD. They are very slightly different in size but if you have pickup cavities were cut tight like my Jackson Masterbuilt was you may run into issues. SD offers a normal spaced cover and the trembucker (f-spaced) pickup. The trembucker is, according to the SD blueprints I was sent from their support staff, about .079 bigger.
     
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    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    Anyone else find the BW bridge a little bass-heavy on the low E-A strings when playing chords? Sort of like a bass or depth boost was switched to on?

    It still sounds tight... it just sounds a little extra chunky?
     
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