BKP Painkiller bridge clean tone?

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  1. djent000

    djent000 Well-Known Member

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    Is the clean tone from a BKP Painkiller bridge any good?
     
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    jc986 Tone Enthusiast Contributor

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    If you have an amp that stays pretty clean it is capable of decent cleans, but if your clean channel breaks up easily it will not be the cleanest sound.
     
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    27duuude Picky about tone

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    Basically its wicked dynamic, as advertised. Play hard, small amps go into overdrive. It has a really mid range tone so its not going to sparkle but chords do well.

    Its somewhat thin compared to the DiMarzio PAF 7 in the neck on my agile but for the same reason its good for metal. pafs get muddy with high gain/low tunings.

    Roll of the tone and a comp will the get that bkp bridge to sparkle on anything Probably will no matter how you slice it on a large amp with a good clean.
     
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    4Eyes SS.org Regular

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    it's high output pickup so it will brake up clean channel pretty easily on most of the amps, with split coils it reminds me a bit of telecaster bridge pickup type of tone due it's midrange character.
     
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    Through a 5153 the bridge clean sounds like "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" intro..
     
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    Chi Niverlare

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    When picking moderately, it works in combination with a Pod HD, especially when rolling off the volume.

    It sounds really, really cool if you go for a middle position, combining a fatter neckpickup and the harsher nature of the Painkiller, gets really spanky and smudgy at the same time.
     

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