Nick // Axe Palace
- Aug 3, 2005
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How are lundgrens in basswood?
Hey Nick I'm about to pick up a Aftermath/Cold Sweat combo in a trade for my D-Activator X's for a Schecter C-1 Classic. (5 piece maple-walnut neckthrough, rosewood board, mahogany wings, 25.5" scale, Drop A at the lowest)
I play a mix of jazz/stoner metal/death/psychadelia. Pod HD500 into a monitor.
Thoughts on how they will work in this situation, or perhaps another combo suited to my needs?
Tightness is a must, I like a full sound, but need to cut through reverb and effects. As well as sounds applicable for jazz.
hey Nick can i get the blackhawk 7 set insted the 6string ones i ordered?
i can send you the 14 usd diference today, thanks
Actually I like bright sounding setups so long as I can get some balls out of it. I rocked an EMG 81/85 for years and as far as EQ goes I love those pickups. What would you say is more suited? Cuz I could always sell the Aftermath here and pick up a new bridge pup from you. I'd like to keep the Coldsweat neck, big fan of how smooth and clear it is.
Big fan of Converge type guitar tones.
I figured I'd post my latest BKP experiment, just in case anyone is still searching for reviews. I'm not a djent guy, Actually can't stand most of it, therefor I had major doubts about BKP after receiving my Carvin DC727 with Painkillers (koa/maple neck, swamp ash body, BE Maple fretboard) - It just sounded like garbage to me. I also found the Mother Milk Single coil set pretty bland, so I thought I was done with BKP's.
My First BKP was an Alnico Nailbomb in a RG7620, and it did sound pretty amazing, but that was 6 years ago. I assumed BKP still had some good pickups, just had to find the right ones for me, but its hard to justify the price when I wasnt sure if I'd be getting something awesome like the Nailbomb, or something blah like the Painkiller. I ended up finding a used Holy Diver / Cold Sweat combo for my 6 string Carvin (mahogany neckthru, maple board, alder sides) and decided to try it out at a lower cost.
Holy Diver was always the one that interested me/was recommended to me, they say its basically a Duncan JB but "better" all around, and I can confirm this. It has balls like a Duncan, but the tightness and singing-harmonic vibe of a Dimarzio. Very articulate and defined, which is different than a Duncan JB. I was surprised how tight it was actually, playing fast start/stop riffs and it cut fast. When you palm mute, the chunk is glorious! Very good for riffs that alternate between palm mute and un-palm mute, really drastic difference (in a good way) - Overall, Very impressed with this pickup. Its probably the best bridge pickup I've tried (although I need to try another Alnico Nailbomb again, I remember it being close.) - If someone asked me to explain the Holy Diver, I'd basically say think Megadeth but tighter.
The Cold Sweat will require another few weeks of testing before I decide between it and the Dimarzio Liquifire that I bought from zimbloth. The Liquifire has this unique cutting smoothness to it that no other pickup has. I like the Cold Sweat but its not taking over the throne yet. BKP neck pickups (least the CS and Aftermath) have such great evenness of strings and a kinda compressed-highend-dynamics (which I like for chords) where the Liquifire, while it sounds great, seems to just have some dynamic differences between strings. I'd love a mix of the two.
I'll probably buy Holy Diver's on all my upcoming guitars. Maybe an Alnico Nailbomb again just to compare the two to determine the absolute winner, but both are super versatile and wonderful sounding.