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Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by AVH, Jan 10, 2007.
so how does it compare to the EMG?
I just got back from our rehearsal space, and put the Lundgren through it's paces via a cranking HD147/BBE/Mesa cab rig, and.....
it's the best, articulate, tight, and HEAVIEST damn passive tone I've ever had!!
So how does it sound compared to the 707 that preceeded it? Well, it sounds like.... "dj, dj, dj, djent, chi-chi, chi-chi-CHUG CHUG djent chug ch-CHUG CRRAAAAAANNNNNGGGG!!" Sorry, couldn't resist.
Seriously though, the M7 to me sounds amazing, and tonally has the best aspects of both actives and passives. It really does sound like the bastard child of a 707/D-Sonic paring. The M7 definitely has more bottom and low-mids than the 707, and just as, if not tighter than the 707, as well. Gives a solid, super-tight "thonk' to the low Bb string. The clarity and definition is pretty much identical to the 707, but the high end is glassier and warmer, not as, yeah, plasticky sounding to the pick attack. Leads have really nice singing quality that the EMG's had trouble getting. Make no mistake - literally - it's a very unforgiving pickup, any picking slop will shine through. Great for getting a tight picking hand though. Volume wise, it's actually a hair louder than the 707 (even the neck 707 too), and really punches through. I had to make some adjustments to my normal presets.
All in all it's the best high-gain metal pickup I've yet tried. I love it. My only regret was stupidly not making some kind of before/after soundfile. I will definitely do one for the M8 I already have that I will be installing into the new 8 when it comes.
EMG makes an excellent pickup (as does Dimarzio), but they're not this. Sorry 707, you're pwnd.
I'd be curious to hear your take in say... 3 months. Maybe 6. Considering there's a guy on here who's selling his Lundgrens (which were in his Ibanez).
Diffrent folks, and all that. But sometimes the shine wears off after awhile. Still, thanks for the details. Very cool, and I'm down with you being stoked.
Yeah, you're right....new is always novel, isn't it? That's why I almost never do permanent mods that I can't go back on later if I want to.
The ultimate showdown would be to A/B the M7 against a BKP Ceramic Warpig7.
Did you happen to check the resistance on the M7?
They don't seem to give much actual spec details on the Lundgren site.
I emailed for specs (in swedish and english) and never got an answer. :/
I think the foam was a GREAT idea, its makes this operation totally reversible, and since the foam matches the finish of the guitar its not really visible in normal light. Kudos to your idea.
Afterthought: you should sell this idea to somebody, kinda like that guy did with the Tremol-No, its a really good alternative to pickup rings, and my gut tells me there may be some other side benefits as well.
I dig the foam idea as well. Looks good to me.
The last 2 pics...does the string spacing match? It looks like the bass strings are right over the polepieces, but as you go to the treble side...? I could be
So what's the verdict?
It's been a few months now. Plus, I want some sound clips! Full gamut!
Bump! Sound Clips Please
Those were my thoughts exactly.
Not much on looks, are ya, Dendroaspis? I thought the guitar looked pretty cool with the 707, but then with the mix of an M7 and a 707 with that ugly foam. Yuck.
I wanna hear clips of how it sounds.
what is so great about the M7 that would make you swap out a 707?
Im gonna pick up my Ibanez 7620 tomorrow a freind of mine had a freind that could mount it in for me cant wait until tomorrow
Been about a year now ... , no chance for clips ?
the pics dont work for me, anyone else have the same problem?
yeah me too, but its an old post so figures!
No pics - can we have some clips too please?
have you looked at the date for the OP ?