Best bareknuckle pup for death metal?

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  1. Basilisk

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    Hey guys,

    So I'm gathering information for a custom guitar. I'm playing in a Death Metal (with proggy elements), we're playing in drop A. So what bareknuckle pickup would you guys recommend me? Or maybe something else, hows a lundgren?

    Thanks!

    Specs are:

    6 string guitar
    25.5 inch scale
    bolt on neck
    swamp ash body (wenge top)
    Maple/mahogany neck
    Maple Fretboard
     
  2. ProgMetalFiend

    ProgMetalFiend Jackson Jacksoff

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    The guitar specs would help us out a lot, without knowing that I would say a warpig or the cbomb though
     
  3. Alex79

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    I quite like the Juggernaut, because even if other pickups might suit certain stylistics better, it works so well in a very busy mix.
     
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    Recommending pickups without knowing anything else in the rig/guitar. Love it.
     
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    I'll take my chances. :)
     
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    Why not it's an occasion to improve fortune-telling skills :wallbash: ;-)
     
  7. Alex Kenivel

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    Sounds more like. "I really want BkPs, can someone suggest a guitar to put them in?"
     
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    BKP and Lundgren are no better than SD or Dimarzio. Save your money.
     
  9. jedimindfrak82

    jedimindfrak82 da man

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    This. I've owned Bare Knuckles and they sounded good, but definitely not leaps and bounds above the rest. If I ever got gas for a BKP again I'd just order a Dimarzio Titan or one of the many new Duncans. :agreed:
     
  10. Basilisk

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    Specs are:

    6 string guitar
    25.5 inch scale
    bolt on neck
    swamp ash body (wenge top)
    Maple/mahogany neck
    Maple Fretboard
     
  11. oneblackened

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    Sounds like it'd be really bright. Try a C-Pig, or maybe a Holy Diver?
     
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    Warpigs or Blackhawks. Or Super Distortions if you want some Dimarzios.
     
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    Even without knowing anything else in your rig I say a Ceramic Warpig.
     
  14. TheWarAgainstTime

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    C-Pig, as others have said. I also got good results from my old Rebel Yell, though it's brighter overall and not as "modern" :2c:

    Other good pickups I've had for death metal have been the Dimarzio D-Activator and Ionizer and the Duncan Distortion. All different beasts, but they'll all do death.
     
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    DOD Death Metal - Your pickups won't even matter. :cool:
     
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    I'd give the Cold Sweat a shot, it has amazing clarity and, despite being lower than others in DC resistance, has plenty of output. I found it to be hotter than my C Bomb for many applications.
     
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    Lundgren Smooth Operator. It just sounds so good. Unlike the name implies it's not a low gain pickup. And you have bragging rights because absolutely no one uses them. :D

    Listen to the high gain clip on their site, it's a good representation how it sounds. And it handles low tuning well, I had one in an 8-string.
     
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    Everyone has an opinion. If I knew your tuning and amps that would help a ton. For drop C and Engl Powerball I or Axe FX II (with Engl Power amp), I like Painkillers. I have put them in all kinds of cheap guitars and they work great. Yes cheap guitars. If you actually plan on playing shows you are don't want to ding your $3,000 guitar.
     
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    Sounds great, but are they versatile or only death metal? I'm between these and ceramic Nailbombs.
     

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