Basswood Schecter Omen 7 pickup change

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  1. Annonnymous

    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    Hello!
    After trying a few mid-range guitars I decided to stick to my cheap but comfortable and well set-upped Schecter. Don't recommend me buying another guitar, please! Lol.
    The problem with it, the problem I've always had is... It is too bassy, muddym non-articulate, etc.
    I've been thinking about changing my bridge pickup to D Activator, heard it suits well basswood bodies, but I'm open to suggestions.

    I play mostly death but I want a more modern sound.

    Tones I like: Dying Fetus post 2012
    Tones I HATE: Slayer (even God hates us all has that tone..dunno how to describe it...inconsistent? It's zZzZzZ), Bloodbath etc.

    So..help me decide?
    Thank you!
     
  2. elkoki

    elkoki SS.org Regular

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    The pickups in it are stock? A D-Activator bridge will sound great in there..
     
  3. Annonnymous

    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    Yes, muddy, cheap stock pickups.
    What about bare knuckle?

    I want really well defined tone. But not sterile sounding. But something that cuts through. I have a cheap warlock with stocks Bc Rich bdsm pickups that sounds better and the difference is noticeable even in the cheapest practice amp.
     
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    Smoked Porter SS.org Regular

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    I have a BKP Warpig and it's cool, but not any better than Duncan or Dimarzio, and not worth the price difference unless you really want that specific sound, I guess. I'd suggest the Evo 7. Articulate, cutting, and plenty brutal for death metal. I had one in a basswood JP70 and really miss it.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Build the Wall of Soundâ„¢

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    d-sonic absolutely kills for metal/death metal. Very clear/tight sounding with percussive chugs/trem picking. It's a very cutting pickup and just destroys for rhythm work. Probably my favorite non-boutique pickup I've ever tried.
     
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    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    So how are the Evos and D Sonics compared to the D Activator, do you have experience with the latter?
     
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    Is it a good lead pickup too?
     
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    It's not my first choice for lead work (but that's mostly because I prefer using a neck pickup for leads). check out the 2nd half of the video
     
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    Sounds pretty good. I'm thinking about going passive for my 7 string.. So i'll definitely consider it
     
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    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    Hey! I decided I'd go for the Nazgul, already ordered it and I hope it's going to sound even better (cause the D-Activator sounded muddy when I tried it on a guitar, I know it wasn't my guitar but still... I want something articulate as fuck!)
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    The Nazgul is pretty articulate but it's got a fat low end. Hopefully you'll be pleased though. Let us know how it turns out for you!
     
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    Well, I got it installed today and now my guitar sounds like a fucking guitar, at last! Lol. I can't compare it to other aftermarket pickups, but from what I did hear from the DActivator, I like the Nazgul much better. It has a bite, yeah the low end is fat (if I undestand the term correctly lol), if you palm mute some power chords it sounds massive, but that is something I like!
    When you said it has a fat low end I expected it to be worse than the Invader. It certainly isn't !
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Prominent lowe end but it's controlled/tight-tracking as well.
     

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