[Tech] 7 String Pickup Comparison

Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by Ryan, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Ryan

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    If you do get it at american musical's website, they have the cheapest price on it anywhere plus free shipping. Mine got here in 2 or 3 days. :yesway:
     
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    Stretchnutz The Destroyer

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    Im actually have the place im buying my guitar from install the pickup and everything, cause i never put one in and i dont wanna fuck up my new guitar, so i can just bring it home and plug her in
     
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    Very nice work man! As far a passives go, nothing beats the X2N7 IMO. :metal: Although they all sound really good. :yesway:
     
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    Korbain Stay negative!

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    X2N-7 sounds godly. As always :hbang: good idea :hbang:
     
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    EVO and Blaze Custom stand out for me
     
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    Blaze custom definitely does it for me. It sounds great in my USA Bich-7 too.

    ... on another note, want to sell me your S7420 w/waves? ::drool::
     
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    Did you use a Pod or something? The clips are cool but they all sound somewhat similar. I think i like the Blaze in the RG7421XL most though.
     
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    I think imma hang on to this one for a bit ;D Unless a UV7BK pops up somewheres..
     
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    HolloW Prophecy Z14

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    Awesome post bro!
    IMO the X2N-7 crushes the others, alot more body and presence.
    Though I would love to know how you recorded the tracks, sounds like a POD (kudos if it is, Line6 rulz!) I would be very impressed if you got that sound using mic's, it's not an easy task to get crushing guitar tracks with mics. I have thousands of dollars in mics just to get crushing guitar sounds, and I still blend in a couple tracks of my POD pro to fatten them up lol.
    (though for my 7-string friends, use a Sennheiser MD-421 up close on a bottom speaker, an LDC a few feet in front of the 4x12 "don't forget to time align!", and a small diaphragm mic on a top speaker close up, if you want crushing 7-string sounds with mics) In my experience a Shure SM57 is worthless on a 7-string, they roll-off around 80-90hz and depending on the tuning we're anywhere between 50-75hz on our low B string. The math just isn't there, and after trying to record with a 57 the sound isn't there either. I even tried it through an API pre-amp and it still sucks! lol. I will state that, your mic selection may differ depending on the cabinets you use, and what volume you record at, but that is the best set-up I have found at this point for my rig.
     
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    I use a samsonn studio condenser when i attempt to mic lol
    I actually haven't given it a fair shot though.. One of these days, im gonna sit down and master that dark art. But yah the PU comparison was made with a PODxt with some pretty neutral settings (b/c the POD is know for making everything sound the same).. But even if you can hear that much of a difference, then you know with a more responsive tube amp, it'll be exaggerated. ;D

    And welcome to the forums :D
     
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    Any way to hear only the guitar signals without the drum track?
     
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    Well, you could use your imagination... :lol:
     
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    Well, you could use your audio editor... :lol:














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    I think the Evo7 takes the cake over the Blaze7 by a narrow margin.

    Anyways, throw an Air Norton7 and Tone Zone7 in there and it'd be like the ultimate resource.
     
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    Im thinking about making another one with a mic'd amp instead of the PODxt soon.
     
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    That'd be pretty cool man. :yesway:
     
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    Maybe I'm a novice and I should come back to this in a few years when I've learned a thing or two....

    But I barely hear a difference in any! lol. The overall tone is killer though- my god. What ampage are you using to get such a fugging massive tone?! I'm jealous :rant2: haha

    I actually had an Evo7 and a Blaze, (Neck) installed in my 7 String (RIP) about 6 months ago. The Blaze didn't sound so bad, but the Evo7 made my RG sound 100% like a strat. Totally twangy.... it sincerely hurt my soul. Sounded nothing like the version that's listed about. I had to get my old stocks put back in there. For me- stocks sound just fine.

    Sold those pickups on ebay as a matter of fact.
     
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    I think you'd probably be able to hear a bigger difference if i mic'd the amp instead of using a PODxt. I'm working on making a new one. Im also gonna incorporate more riffage styles and some clean tones. And a lot of the times, the way a pickup "feels" or handles your particular style makes that difference too. :D
     
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    None of these samples work for me.

    I'm really eager to hear the diffrences. I can't decide between an Evo 7 and a Blaze 7
     
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    I'm making new clips with a mic'd amp instead of the PODxt. The old samples are no longer being hosted ;D
     

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