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Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by onefingersweep, Feb 14, 2010.
Has anyone tried that? How does it sound?
I haven't tried it, but I have a feeling it would get a little muddy in the low end.
I have the opposite feeling since it's mainly designed for the neck and it's only a medium output pickup, it should have good clarity in the bridge with the right setup.
I'm not looking for djent sound anyway, I want something more mellow to shred on.
Sorry to bump an old thread, but has anyone tried this? I'm wondering how it would sound in a brighter guitar (e.g. maple or ash).
Nope, but why not be the first. It definitely wouldn't be muddy though, as bridge position has much less lows.
Yeah, I figure that it would be kind of chunky, but not muddy.
Crunch Lab vs Liquifire:
They sound pretty similar.
shows people how little pickups affect your guitar tone...
sry double post.
I have it in the bridge position of my Caparison Dellinger MC Aluminum and it sounds great.
Not necessarily, it shows how similar those 2 particular pickups are in design through heavily compressed youtube audio and likely mediocre computer speakers.
thats like saying woods don't really affect your tone. I have recordings from when I used the Crunchlab in my bridge and it sounds completely different from my recordings with the BKP Aftermath. If you've never swapped your pickups out you may have that vary assumption you just stated but pickups have quite a bit to do with tone bro.
No hard feelings we cool though.
Haha, dont worry, no hard feelings. Ive got lots of experience with pickups, there are pickups that obviously just dont work for a guitar and also actives sound very different to passives, but to my experience any high quality pickup sounds good with a good guitar. im not saying that a CL and an aftermath sound the same, there are slight noticable differences, but the majority of the tone comes from the actual guitar and the rig its played through, pickups are just a small part of the big picture.
Sure enough, they're similar - but i can hear a clear difference through my Sony in-ear-with-a-busted-right-diaphragm POSs, via the on board soundcard,
which should mean it's quite evident.
The liquifire is a tad more notched and has far more pick attack - i actually like it better.
It is strange, though - it doesn't seem bassier or lower output than the crunchlab, which only asserts my previous, uncomfortable notion that Dimarzios work very differently than my 'natural' notion of how pickups should.
I use the air norton in the bridge of my strat and it does the biznitz. It's defined but not evo-ARGHMYEYES defined. It's a good option for those that want a calmer output pickup without that PAF chime/clonk.
Well I was at Sonisphere all weekend so I can't hear crap at the moment. I'd love to hear a sample of all the dimarzio metal pickups done like this. Its so hard to decide on a 7 string bridge pickup.
yeah I wish Dimarzio would revamp they're site like how Nolly recorded all those samples with the BKP pickups for that site. Hearing the exact same riff in the same mix each time lets you know what things change when you introduce only one new variable like a pickup into that equation.
Dimarzio has samples of songs that used the pickups but it doesn't give you the same experience as the BKP site. I mean I pretty much blind bought my Crunchlab 7 because it had the "Petrucci Stamp Of Approval" ...which usually will never fail you btw.
liquifire seemed just a small bit brighter in the video. not necessarily the overall tone. but seemed to pick up the high strings better.
Incidentally, a friend of mine has a Liquifire in the bridge position of one of his Caparisons (can't remember if it's one of his Horuseseses or his Dellinger), and he loves it. Really clear, but not overly bright.
Necrobump to say I now have it in my J custom and it sounds great, though I needed to raise it all the way up to the strings and drop the neck (also a liquifire) quite a bit to get both the levels I wanted and the output I wanted.
Compared to the crunchlab in my mahogany 7, it's much less compressed, a little lower output, but super clear and can still do metal quite nicely. It suits the guitar a lot better. Reminds me of a Blaze or evo with a little more output and not much ice-pickiness. It also does the hum cancelling inner coil middle position thing a lot better than the CL. On the other hand I have the CL/liquifire in my RGD and I do prefer the extra output and little bit of extra compression in that basswood (bari) guitar.
Note I did try the CL flipped with the bar towards the bridge and IMO it did not help with the muddiness in the J custom.