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my personal favorites as of now:
Blackbird
Fortitude
59 Custom


I'm going to be revisiting the black heavens/afwayu eventually, so we'll see if they can reclaim their spots.
Thanks. I read your comments about the alnico vs ceramic bridge for the black heavens. Will you eventually try the ceramic? The people want to know!
 

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Thanks. I read your comments about the alnico vs ceramic bridge for the black heavens. Will you eventually try the ceramic? The people want to know!
No. I have too many other demos I want to do. Magnet swaps are easy enough that other people can do them if they're curious
 

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F30+ 59 custom hybrid video is up:



I'm going to skip the nazgul and move onto the alt 8. I think we all know what a nazgul sounds like by this point :lol:
 

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initial thoughts on the Alt 8: Low end is a bit bigger than the 59 hybrid, mids are relatively broad, high end is a tad mellower. It's higher output versus the 59 hybrid but actually has quite nice cleans, and the split tones are very nice and chimey.
Here's a quick clip through the f30:
 

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initial thoughts on the Alt 8: Low end is a bit bigger than the 59 hybrid, mids are relatively broad, high end is a tad mellower. It's higher output versus the 59 hybrid but actually has quite nice cleans, and the split tones are very nice and chimey.
Here's a quick clip through the f30:

That sounds awesome, man. I think it’s a little less articulate than your clips of the 59/C, but man it sounds awesome. I think I like it a little better actually.
 

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That sounds awesome, man. I think it’s a little less articulate than your clips of the 59/C, but man it sounds awesome. I think I like it a little better actually.
Thanks! To be fair to the alt8, I was using the contour channel for this clip (which adds a bunch of gain/low end and mids/gnarliness), whereas I typically use the crunch channel of the f30 for the final clips (which is much more tame overall). Not a total apples to apples comparison.
Here's some off the cuff mesa mk3 clips of the alt 8 :
 
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Woat? No elysians amongst your top 3?
Haven't been through the whole thread lately so help me out pls, what brands were the fortitude and blackbird?
 

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Woat? No elysians amongst your top 3?
Haven't been through the whole thread lately so help me out pls, what brands were the fortitude and blackbird?
It's just about which pickups I enjoyed the most in this particular guitar.
I still really like Elysians though. I have 4 guitars loaded with them right now lol
 

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I've run the Alternative 8 through my F30, Revv 100p, Mesa Mk3, Kustom Double Cross so far.
These are the characteristics that pop through regardless of amp/speakers/IRs I use:

A bit chunkier than the 59 hybrid on the low end. Still decently responsive/tight though. Mids and highs can get uber djenty/spiky in the split coil positions. North coil in particular is grindy and spanky af, almost like a p90. Parallel mode is where it's at with this pickup. It still retains the muscular voicing but with much better overall clarity compared to series mode.
If you like modern grindier/more aggressive feeling tones but not at the expense of good cleans/split tones, this is a very good choice. The 59/custom hybrid is a bit more tonally versatile but both are going to be substantially better than say a black winter bridge or nazgul ime.




Here's a ton of Double Cross clips:


and here's more Mesa MK3 clips:

I always start the clips on series, then move to parallel, then south coil, then north coil.
 
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A bunch of Megalith Beta clips. High gain stuff is riff6-riff1. cleans are the rest.

I'll throw the DIs and f30 vid up later.
 


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