The Pickup DI Track Thread

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Rook, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    Ok, completely inspired by this thread:

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pickups-electronics-general-tech/160162-warpig-di-tracks.html

    So if you're gunna take anything from this thread or contribute anything to it be sure to rep 'artrulesmyworld' (just thank the above linked thread).

    This can be the official thread to post your own DI tracks of your pickups, why you may ask? As the above mentioned genius suggested, if you're interested in a pickup, simply find the DI track here, and plug the output of your computer into your rig. Obviously the volume has an impact, I'm sure we can devise a way of setting your output volume at the correct level.

    You should upload your DI clips to soundcloud, link it here and give the following format:

    Pickup Brand:
    Model:
    Magnet Type (if optional):
    Guitar woods (body/neck/fingerboard):
    Bridge type (e.g. floyd rose, tunomatic):

    So an example would be:

    Pickup Brand: DiMarzio
    Model: Crunch Lab
    Magnet Type (if optional): Standard (Ceramic)
    Position: Bridge
    Guitar woods (body/neck/fingerboard): Alder/Mahogany/Ebony
    Bridge type (e.g. floyd rose, tunomatic): Fender style floating (JP bridge)

    Please contribute any advice on recording demos, and also request any DI tracks here.

    Remember to thank artrulesmyworld!

    EDIT: Here are some of the forum members' contributions...

    Thanks to nolly

    "The guitar is a 80s Gibson Les Paul Custom, which is I guess what one might describe as medium-bright for an LP. There are two exceptions to this - the Aftermath is in my Blackmachine B2, and the Sinner is in a Fender Custom Shop Relic '62 Strat. Note there are a couple of lower output models in there too: the Riff Raff and Black Dog."

    BKP Aftermath

    BKP Black Dog

    BKP Cold Sweat

    BKP Holy Diver

    BKP Miracle Man

    BKP Nailbomb

    BKP Painkiller

    BKP Riff Raff

    BKP Sinner

    BKP Warpig (AlNiCo)

    BKP Warpig (Ceramic)

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    Thanks to SirMyghin

    Pickup Brand: G&L
    Model: ASAT special
    Magnet Type (if optional): Ceramic
    Position: Bridge / Neck, no in between, switches with hearing long chords
    Guitar woods (body/neck/fingerboard): swamp ash/maple/maple
    Bridge type (e.g. floyd rose, tunomatic): G&L saddle lock
    And if it matters to some, played with my agate pick (influences attack)

    Clip:http://www.filedropper.com/dryasatspec

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    Thanks to joaocunha

    "Guitar used(link)

    Woods: Alder with maple top, maple neck and ebony fretboard;
    Bridge: TonePros fixed bridge;"

    Bridge Position

    DiMarzio X2N Clean

    DiMarzio X2N Riff

    DiMarzio X2N Solo

    DiMarzio Air Classic Clean

    DiMarzio Air Classic Riff

    DiMarzio Air Classic Solo

    DiMarzio Virtual PAF Clean

    DiMArzio Virtual PAF Riff

    DiMarzio Virtual PAF Solo

    Motor City Pickup Solution Clean

    Motor City Pickup Solution Riff

    Motor City Pickup Solution Solo

    Rio Grande TX Clean

    Rio Grande TX Riff

    Rio Grande TX Solo

    Seymour Duncan '59 Clean

    Seymour Duncan '59 Riff

    Seymour Duncan '59 Solo

    Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Clean

    Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Riff

    Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Solo

    Seymour Duncan SH13 Dimebucker Riff

    Seymour Duncan SH13 Dimebucker Solo

    Seymour Duncan SH13 Dimebucker Clean

    Neck Position

    BKP Cold Sweat Clean

    BKP Cold Sweat Solo

    DiMarzio Air Classic Clean

    DiMarzio Air Classic Solo

    DiMarzio Air Norton Clean

    DiMarzio Air Norton Solo

    Motor City Pickup Solution Clean

    Motor City Pickup Solution Clean

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    Thanks to Stealthtastic

    Schecter Jeff Loomis Sig

    Pickup Brand: EMG
    Model: 707 (bridge pup)
    Position: bridge
    Guitar woods (body/neck/fingerboard): ash/maple/maple
    Bridge type (e.g. floyd rose, tunomatic): OFR 7

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32432031/EMG 707 Loomis DI.wav

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    Keep 'em coming folks, if this turns into a bit of an Archive, I'll start listing them by Brand and putting minor details next to them (who made the recording and what guitar). If you want more info, then find the posts in the thread, I'll link the individual posts if it comes to it.
     
  2. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    When I get some free time I'll be able to contribute EMG 707's and a BKP Nailbomb 7.
     
  3. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    Amazing! I just reamped Nolly's clips from the above linked thread through my whole setup - EB Volume pedal, Maxon OD 808, Mesa Roadster, Line 6 DL4; everything worked as it should! It was like he was in the room playing through my amp!
     
  4. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

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    This is a really good idea :)
    I think we should normalize the clips to -0.1dB? Isn't a reamp box also needed for playing back the clips?
    I could do a DiMarzio DSonic 7 in the next few days.
     
  5. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Guys, I have the DIs from the whole Bare Knuckle clip session, so that's every contemporary BKP playing that same section. It'd be a fair bit of work, but if there is demand, I will bounce them all.
     
  6. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Nolly, you are a god that does so much already for music in this community. I don't think we should ask any more of you! :lol:
     
  7. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    If you'll do the work I'll gladly sticky it.

    Same goes for everybody else, if this starts getting contributions we can sticky it to make it more available.
     
  8. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    Normalising is a good call, as for a reamp box, my setup works fine just from the headphone out...

    Go into more detail, the better this can be well...

    ...the better!
     
  9. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Sounds like a plan. I'll speak to Tim and see if this is something he'd be happy to host on the BKP server since it'll be a fair amount of MBs worth of wavs
     
  10. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    I love this!!

    Thoughts on normalisation - some pickups are obviously louder than others...? Anybody have any thoughts on this? My test tracks thus far sound fine straight recorded if I plug my output into the clean channel, what comes out sounds exactly like what's going in. EXACTLY alike, it's creepy actually. Normalising them adds noise and appears to be making them louder.

    At the moment I have the recording level at 50% and my computer output at 100%, I'm thinking I should reverse this.

    Stickiness would be awesome, can't wait to reamp some of the stuff people are offering here.

    Nolly, as many as you can be bothered to do would be more than awesome, I'd be really interested to hear them.
     
  11. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    I'm normalising my DIs because I'm working on the assumption that my playing was fairly consistent from pickup to pickup. I used a very clean preamp/DI setup so background the noise floor should be minimal.
     
  12. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    I'll do this when I have a chance, for both my G&L soaps and the Rebel Yells, I am curious to run the spectral analyser over it anyway. I like this idea a lot.

    The question is this: Will it end the which pickup threads. My theory... no.

    I don't have the equipment to play it back like a whole lot of folks (reamping boxes and such) but I will put them up for others benefit.
     
  13. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Alright, I've bounced out a fair few (wasn't as time-consuming as I'd expected). I'll host them from the Red Seas Fire site for now, I'll give links once they're up.
     
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    Hybrid138 SS.org Regular

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    I did some DI tracks of my guitars a while back so they don't fit the format but they might be useful. Should I post them? They are all in on track but 3 guitars with neck and bridge clips.
     
  15. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Alright, here we go guys, a load of Bare Knuckle DIs from the website clip sessions. The DIs were captured through an Audient MiCO preamp/DI; I should stress that the recording process for these clips was fairly manic (we did 200+ clips in 4 days), so apologies for any sloppy playing/editing/clipping you might encounter, though I don't think there is anything bad enough to hamper the comparison experience. They are all .wavs exported at 44.1/24
    The guitar is a 80s Gibson Les Paul Custom, which is I guess what one might describe as medium-bright for an LP. There are two exceptions to this - the Aftermath is in my Blackmachine B2, and the Sinner is in a Fender Custom Shop Relic '62 Strat. Note there are a couple of lower output models in there too: the Riff Raff and Black Dog.

    Aftermath

    Black Dog

    Cold Sweat

    Holy Diver

    Miracle Man

    Nailbomb

    Painkiller

    Riff Raff

    Sinner

    Warpig (AlNiCo)

    Warpig (Ceramic)



    (Techno, not sure if you want to sticky the whole thread or just this post in a separate thread of its own?)
     
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    otop SS.org Regular

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    This is really cool Nolly :yesway: All companies should release a set of DIs so people can see how the tone works..

    You should release the MIDI of the backing track so people can put it in a mix.
     
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    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    It'd be a cool idea otop, but it would require a load more work to bounce out all the other guitar tracks so it's double-tracked etc.. Besides, really the idea is that people can make comparative assessments of the pickups - they can't really know exactly how a certain pickup works in their mix until they have it in their own guitar.
     
  18. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Nolly, to make this work right will I be needing to use a DI box, or can I get away with a High-Z input mode on my interface?
     
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    right_to_rage Avant Temporal

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    Its pretty wild how much clearer the aftermath sounds in the Blackmachine. I'm not sure if that clarity is a characteristic of the pickup or the guitar itself though.
     
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    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Well, you'll be needing an output rather than an input sir!
    Although theoretically you should use a reamp box to convert the low-Z output to high-Z signal for your amp, many people just use a standard line out with little or no issue.

    I think it's really the guitar. You're going from a fat-bodied 24.75" scale singlecut 24.75" hammer to a wafer-thin 25.5" doublecut scalpel. :)
     

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