SD Black Winter Worship thread

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

  1. chopeth

    chopeth SS.org Regular

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    That exactly happens to me even in mahogany with my Cpig 7, When I use my 5153 the highs are a bit shrill even with this apparently very dark pup. When I plug it into my Ironball the overall sound is great though.
     
  2. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    It really worked well in the BW. I love the AV 7 string version and believe it should be a standard option. I think it would be interesting in a Nazgul, maybe warm it up a bit.
     
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    Anyone tried the BW neck in the bridge position yet?
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Wouldn't it just be the same thing with lower gain?
     
  5. wakjob

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    :shrug: don't know. That's why I asked.

    Are they voiced differently?
    Do they react differently?
     
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  6. TheShreddinHand

    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Hey guys, been watching and reading through this thread a bit and have a quick question. I have a Jackson pro soloist sl2q that came with distortions which I did really like save for they could be a little harsh on the high end when playing on the high strings. Seems like the black winters eq curve would solve that issue and be a little smoother for lead playing on the neck. From the reviews I'm ready these could be the answer. I put a Pegasus/sentient set in but have discovered with my light pick attack that I need higher output pickups. Was gonna go the way of the JB and something for the neck (couldn't figure out what) but the BW neck had me more intrigued than any other SD neck pickup and from what I read earlier in this thread the closest to some dimarzio type neck pickups. What do you guys think?
     
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  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    honestly the cheapest thing to do is a mag swap. Putting in a thicker a8 or ceramic mag will help make the pegasus/sentient a lot meaner/high output sounding. if you really want a bw neck I have one that I'm trying to get rid of.
     
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  8. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    demo of the nuclear winter through my boogie f30:
     
  9. ZombieLloyd

    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    Sounds great, dude! I was considering putting Black Winter pickups in my Washburn Solar V but I like the Duncan Solar pickups a lot. I might still do that at some point, though right now I'm saving up for a Randall Satan.
     
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  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    thanks. The black winters destroy through a boogie, something about mid forward voiced pickups that just pairs so well with that amp imo.
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Well glad someone tried the “Nuclear Winter” idea. I’d still like to try that at some point, just don’t have anything in need of pickup swaps.
     
  12. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I usually find that means it is time to buy another guitar :lol:
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Yeah well my current boner for CS and USA ESPs is making that an expensive proposition.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I feel your pain, for me those two and add Suhr and PRS to the list :lol:
     
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    I have an Ibanez ARZ700 that I'm not really digging. I got a good deal on it, so it was okay for the price. It has your standard issue EMG 81/60 set in it.

    I wanted to change the pickups to a passive set, so I started looking around for guitars that had the right set of pickups in it, stock. I figured for the price of getting a set of pups (or close to), I could try to find the right guitar, used, sell my Ibanez, and get my pickup swap while also upgrading the ARZ700 to a body that I preferred.

    Anyway, I had a look at a PRS SE Holcomb, Schecter Banshee (with a set of Nazgul/Sentient), and a Schecter KM-6 (you already know which one I got).

    I tried the Holcomb first as I thought it would be exactly what I wanted. The guitar feels great, I really liked it, but I felt that the Omega was missing something. I really liked how articulate they were, but were just missing a little extra bite. I'm not knocking them, lot's of people love them, but they were just a bit flat for me, personally.

    When I tried the Km-6 with the BWs, it was exactly what I wanted. Great articulation, so clear, turn the gain up to whatever you want. Super versatile (for a predominantly metal pickup).
     
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    I just finished -"Winterizing" this track, so I thought I'd share it here first. This is what the Black Winter pickups are made for. There's a little Nazgul mixed in too; the solo at the end. Cheers!
    https://soundcloud.com/kailm-1/pestilential-flood-1
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    I've just ordered a set to replace the stock Jackson branded pickups in the 7-string Rhoads, looking forward to them!
     
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    don't know if you guys have seen this but it's the bw combined with the nazgul like maj. meadows talked about.
     
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    Sounds noticably better than either option to my ears. Very tempting. Wish they had given @MAJ Meadows SF some credit for originally ordering it though!
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    I'm thinking about swapping an a5 into black winter and calling it Skadi after the norse goddess of winter.
     
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