Bareknuckle for LTD H-1001

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  1. oliviergus

    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    Hello!

    I'm getting tired of my standard EMG sound for my LTD ESP Deluxe H-1001.

    So i'm planning to get a set of Bareknuckle!
    I need a clearer, tighter more "djenty" sound.

    I'm in a band that plays deathcore mainly in Drop A, but we are getting more into mixing it with djent/math, BUT the pickups should be able to keep up with the brootz deathcore parts also.

    Ive gotten some good recommendations about the Aftermath or the Cold Sweat. But what do you sevenstring users recommend?

    Best regards from Sweden,
    Olivier :hbang:
     
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    sleepy502 SS.org Regular

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    The Aftermath would work well in mahogany.

    Do they HAVE to be Bareknuckles?
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    Ive heard so much good about the Bareknuckles, and it seems very popular in the djentier sounds.

    But I guess you have an other pickup in mind?
     
  4. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    Painkiller, or the Alnico Warpig.
     
  5. oliviergus

    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    Be more specific why please!
     
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    Dead Undead New again

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    You don't necessarily need a high output pickup for metal. Your amp takes care of most of the gain. I've used PAF-style pickups and gotten some seriously brĂ¼tal tones out of them, as well as some great djent tones, but with lower output or more vintage voiced pickups, you get the added bonus of superb cleans.

    The pickups don't effect the tone as much as they do the subtle nuances thereof. Pick attack, sustain, sensitivity, harmonics - The pickup effects those sorts of things more so than the overall tone. The amp and pedals you use take care of that.
     
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    Greatoliver Looking to windward

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    The painkiller, aftermath or C-pig (I don't know how the A-pig copes with lower tunings). Each are clear (as are all BKPs tbh) and are tight enough. PKs have a high-mid spike, the aftermath is about the low mids, while the C-pig is a fatter, more grindy aftermath, imho. I'd go and listen to the clips on their website to get an idea, and then think about what kind of sound you want.

    If you want brutal stuff, the C-pig is pretty crushing, but any of them could do it... The CS would also work, seeing as Periphery used it, but I don't know too much about it. I've heard the neck model is sweeeeet
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    I think I mostly need the high-mids.. A guy recommended the Cold sweat pickups for the mahogny body. And I got pretty interested after that he showed me this:
     
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    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    Painkiller is a very mid voiced pickup and is extremely tight. hell even bare knuckle has it described on their site as a "djent" humbucker

    and the Warpig is has massive yet relatively controlled low end and the mids and treble are nice and balanced.

    Personally, for something with really tight low end and a more clear/open high end and a good amount of mids the Emerald would be pretty good as well, it's one of the "vintage hot" pickups.
     
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    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    A-Pig does well enough in low tunings, my friend has one installed in his mahogany carvin and plays in Drop Bb..
     
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    Greatoliver Looking to windward

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    I think that the djentiness of a pickup is minimal to getting that sound in comparison to your playing style, with a boosted amp, with a mid-range hump. The problem with BKPs is that they are all clear and tight, so when it comes to modern metal, most of them can do it. I've got a c-pig in my S7320, and it really djents.

    Do you have any more information on the sound you want? Have a look at the BKP forums too, as they guys on their really know their stuff.
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    I need a clear yet heavy sound, but NOT too grungy. I did a shortlisten on the BKP sound clips at their page now on Aftermath, Warpig and Cold Sweat. The aftermath did a good impression on me.. Here are some links on sounds I like, to clear things up a bit.



     
  13. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    just dug up some clips of the aftermath from around the web... it seems like it would do what you're wanting it to very well.
     
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    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Yep, definitely a case for the Aftermath
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    It wont be too grungy with my mahogny body either? I'm most worried over that
     
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    Greatoliver Looking to windward

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    Nope, not at all. Mahongany can be muddy, but that's not really an issue with good pickups. Going from the clips, aftermath is for you.

    ...As Nolly said :bowdown:
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    Thank you all for the answers, this have made up my decision. Think I will be able to pay for those pups in a few weeks. Can't wait
     
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    oliviergus Djentiver Gustafsson

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    Im going to order the Cold Sweat for the neck and the Aftermath for the bridge soon.
    What covers can you recommend? Been wondering on the Tyger, Black battleworn or camo
     
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    Ceramic Warpig.
     
  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Little bit late there, buddy.
     
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