The big list of pickups (7 only)

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by bostjan, May 28, 2006.

  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal

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    We have a big list of seven string guitars, how 'bout pickups?

    I'll try to keep this starter post updated by editing in whatever you guys post up.

    I'd like to know what all is out there, specifically for sevens.

    Plus, as an added bonus, I'll try to keep tabs on the ratings, too. So, if you can rate three categories, I'll keep a spreadsheet and average out the ratings.

    Categories:
    Tones, looks, convenience. Then an overall rating would be nice.
    Please keep everything on a scale out of five.

    Ok, here we go:

    Single Coils:
    Anderson
    7VS1 Single 7

    Armstrong
    ST7E1 Strat *also R for revesed polarity + reversed winding
    TC7E1R Tele

    Carvin
    AP13 13 Pole Pieces

    Dimarzio
    Blaze Middle

    Rio Grande
    Muy Grande 7
    Tallboy 7

    Seymour Duncan
    Customshop SSL-7-7 (used in esp HZ-300SC7)

    Humbuckers:
    Anderson
    7SPUN Neck
    7SPUB Bridge

    Armstrong
    7 string Floating (???)
    ST70B Bridge
    ST70N Neck
    HP7E1 Covered

    Bare Knuckles
    Custom 7 (called into question)
    Nailbomb Custom 7
    The Mule 7
    Warpig 7
    anything they make?

    Bartolini
    492C-B Warm HB (neck) /bright bridge.
    494-D Deeper HB (bridge)
    4CTA Equal coil/unequal response
    4D-01 Grunge Neck
    4D-03 Grunge Bridge

    Caparison
    PH7-n Neck
    PH7-b Bridge

    Carvin
    CP26N Neck
    CP26T Bridge

    Dimarzio
    New 7 Neck (OEM) {3.5} -one rating
    New 7 Bridge (OEM) {2.8} -one rating
    Blaze Bridge
    Blaze Neck
    Blaze Custom
    Evolution 7 {4.8} -one rating
    Air Norton 7 {5} -one rating
    X2N 7
    Drop Sonic 7
    Tone Zone 7
    PAF 7
    Petrucci Custom 7 Bridge (similar to Blaze Bridge?)
    Petrucci Custom 7 Neck (similar to Air Norton 7?)

    EMG
    81/7 (active) {3.8} -one rating
    707 (active) {4.0} -one rating
    HZ-7
    HZ-707
    707DC (active, limited production)
    60/7 (active, unattested)

    Fernandez
    Sustainer 7 (OEM) {3.0} -one rating

    Ibanez (see also Dimarzio) (OEM)
    AH1-7
    AH2-7
    PS-7N Powersound Neck {3.3} -one rating
    PS-7B Powersound Bridge {2.5} -one rating
    V7-7 Neck
    V8-7 Bridge

    Lollar
    Custom Stereo 7

    Lundgren
    Model M7

    Rio Grande
    Muy Grande HB7
    Tallboy HB7

    Seymour Duncan
    SH-1 '59 7
    SH-6-7 Duncan Distortion 7
    SH-2N7 Jazz 7
    SH-4 JB 7
    SH-5 Duncan Custom 7
    SH-8 Invader 7
    7 String Trembucker Custom

    Swineshead
    HT7 Neck
    HT7 Bridge {3.0} -one rating
    CL7 Neck {3.8} -one rating
    CL7 Bridge
     
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  2. Elysian

    Elysian Banned

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    don't forget the Ibanez AH1-7 and AH2-7 in the RG7321...
     
  3. Durero

    Durero prototyping...

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    Brilliant idea bostjan!

    One question: what do you have in mind for 'convenience'? Are you thinking ease of installation?
     
  4. Michael

    Michael <b><font color="White">No More Mr. Nice Guy</font>

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    Nice, great idea with this thread! :yesway:
     
  5. Ibanez_fanboy

    Ibanez_fanboy I want a 1527!!

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    can anyone tell me what pups these are based on...
     
  6. Elysian

    Elysian Banned

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    well, i did pinch a loaf the other day that sounded fairly similar
     
  7. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  8. nikt

    nikt LACS Lover

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    single

    Seymour Duncan Customshop SSL-7-7 (used in esp HZ-300SC7)

    humbuckers

    EMG 707DC limited production
    Caparison PH7-n (neck)
    Caparison PH7-b (bridge)
     
  9. The Dark Wolf

    The Dark Wolf <b><i><font color="Black">Canis lupis obscurus</fo

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    Kent Armstrong makes quite a few 7-string pickups.

    Single Coil -
    ST7E1
    ST7E1R (Reverse wound)
    TC7E1R (Telecaster bridge style)

    Humbucker -
    ST70B (Bridge)
    ST7oN (Neck)
    HP7E1 (Closed cover, like EMG sorta)

    http://www.wdmusic.com/7_string_guitar_13617_ctg.htm


    Tom Anderson makes Warmoth 2 7-string pickup models.

    Single Coil -
    7SPUVS1

    Humbucker -
    7SPUN (Neck)
    7SPUB (Bridge)

    http://www.warmoth.com/pickups/pickups.cfm?fuseaction=pickups_7string


    Don't forget Bartolini. (Taken from their catalog)

    Humbuckers -

    492C-B - Warm Humbucker for neck or bright bridge.
    494-D - Deeper HB for bridge - near PAF output.
    4CTA - Equal coil / unequal response / high clarity.
    4D-01 - Neck side of "Grunge Pair" - very good mids.
    4D-03 - Bridge side of "Grunge Pair" - deep, raw power.

    http://www.bartolini.net/productinfo.htm (.pdf file available on this page)
     
  10. nyck

    nyck blah!

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    What's the 707DC? Is it a Dino Cazares sig thing?
     
  11. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal

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    Hmm, I thought I added the Armstrong and Anderson pickups, I guess the edit didn't go through.

    Thanks for the help, guys.

    Oh yeah, convenience is how convenient it was to install and wire properly.

    Anyone have a rating yet?
     
  12. Dylan7620

    Dylan7620 that guy

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    i too would like to know what a 707DC is
     
  13. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace

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    Don't forget the DiMarzio Petrucci pickups found on JP7s :)
     
  14. nikt

    nikt LACS Lover

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    in many intervews Dino mention that when EMG was working with him on the 707 design they made a limited run of those pickups (first year production of this model or even something like pre factory). Then they decided to change something I don't remember what was that all about, less highs or something and today it is a normal 707.

    I know that some time ago 707DC were for sale on some websites. and theye are actives too (bostjan so please mark it in right place)

    EDIT: I found only this one on the web. I remember that there were some reviews on HC but that was like 3 years ago and now I don't see them. Could someone aske some people How 707DC sound comparing to normal 707 and is it custom and can we still buy it??

    http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/pluged_in/interview/interview_dino_cazares.html

    "IBANEZ: What about your guitars?
    DINO: I&#8217;m using custom made Ibanez 7-string RG&#8217;s, with EMG 707-DC model pickups, but I also like the regular EMG 707 pickups. I just have a chorus pedal for effect when I do the clean tones. I&#8217;m a pretty straightforward, ripping kind of guy (laughs)."
     
  15. Dormant

    Dormant Wanker

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    Bostjan, just on Bareknuckle Pickups there is no such thing as a Custom 7. All of their 7 string pickups are custom winds and if you like the sound of a particular pickup but would like more treble or more bass Tim will wind it accordingly. Additionally your list is far too short for them. Bareknuckle will produce ALL of their range in 7 string variants (apart from Tele neck pickups). That includes single coils. Therefore you can get the following 7 string humbuckers:

    HUMBUCKERS

    Vintage

    Stormy Monday Humbucker
    The Mule Humbucker
    Riff Raff Humbucker

    Vintage Hot
    VHII Humbucker
    Black Dog Humbucker
    Emerald Humbucker
    Abraxas Humbucker

    Contemporary

    Holydiver Humbucker
    Cold Sweat Humbucker
    Miracle Man Humbucker
    Nailbomb Humbucker
    Warpig Humbucker

    Signature Series
    Geoff Whitehorn - 'Crawler' Humbucker
    Steve Stevens - 'Rebel Yell' Humbucker


    STRATĀ® SINGLE COILS

    Vintage
    Apache Single Coil Set
    The Sultan's Single Coil Set
    Mother's Milk Single Coil Set

    Vintage Hot
    Irish Tour Single Coil Set
    Slow Hand Single Coil Set

    Contemporary
    Trilogy Suite Single Coil Set
    The Sinner Single Coil Set

    TELEĀ® SINGLE COILS

    Vintage

    Country Boy Single Coil Set
    Yardbird Single Coil Set

    Vintage Hot
    Brown Sugar Single Coil Set
    The Boss Single Coil Set
    Piledriver Single Coil Set
    :)
     
  16. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal

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    O RLY?!

    I'm just going off their old list. I can't find the url anymore, though.

    I thought they were pretty much the same as the Blaze 7 and the Air Norton 7. Can you (or anyone) attest to the differences between them? Do you know the model numbers, too? :)
     
  17. noodles

    noodles <font color=#FF0000><b>I'm your huckleberry</font>

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    Not that many like them, but you forgot Carvin:

    Single coils:

    AP13-1 (black), AP13-2 (cream) - any position

    Humbuckers:

    C26N-1 (black), C26N-2 (cream), C26N-6 (zebra): neck
    C26T-1 (black), C26T-2 (cream), C26T-6 (zebra): bridge
     
  18. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace

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    Not even remotely close! The JP7 bridge pickup is the anti-Blaze. I don't even know how to describe it. It sounds kind of like how Bob said the DropSonic7 sounded. As for the JP7 neck pickup, it could be like an Air Norton 7, but I'm not sure... I just know it's awesome.
     
  19. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal

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    Thanks again! I didn't totally forget Carvin, I just couldn't remember the model number for the bridge pickup.

    Anyone know anything about the Duncan Designed Pickups? I have some in my Samick POS, and I've played them in the Schecter Avenger 7, I think these two use the same pickups, or at least something very similar.

    What are the cheapies in the Washburn X-17, WG-587, the Fernandez Revolver, and the Deans? Are they just no name pickups? Are they all made in the same Korean factory?
     
  20. The Dark Wolf

    The Dark Wolf <b><i><font color="Black">Canis lupis obscurus</fo

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    :agreed: According to Steve Bluecher, who told me in a e-mail, the JP7 bridge is more like the Blaze Custom. Based on Nick's info, and the fact that JP switched, I'd say it's sorta like a BC/DS combo.

    The neck is like a louder Air Norton, with a bit more bite, yet more dark tonality. Again, this is all according to Steve.

    I'm not personally aware of any serial number for the JP7 pickups, but knowing Dimarzio, for internal reasons, there probably is.

    Nice job, BTW, Bostjan! :yesway:


    BTW, could this be stickied? As it's just a list of the pickups available - maybe you can crosslist it with the pickups review thread, Bostjan.
     

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