Lundgren M7 & Black Heaven 7-String Tonal Characteristics?

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  1. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Was thinking of trying out either an M7 or Black Heaven. Are they significantly different in tone, or are the differences simply subtler, more nuanced?
     
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    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    black heavens have way better cleans, they feel less stiff and cold than the m series. They're also much janglier/chimier in the high end. Still have the m series growl though. Low end is a tad chunkier.

    Honestly the black heavens are miles better than the m series.
     
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    erdiablo666 I'm from Canada...and they think I'm slow...eh

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    Damn. I just discovered the M7 and thought it was the best thing ever. I'm sad now.
     
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    oracles Australian in Canada

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    I will agree the cleans are markedly better on the BH than the M series, and less stiff overall, but they absolutely lack the all out aggression and under hand feeling of power that the M has. They're both great pickups, it just comes down to what application you're using them in.
     
  5. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Don't need cleans.

    What I do need are tighter lows, pronounced, but not honky sounding mids, and highs that aren't piercing.
     
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    oracles Australian in Canada

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    Tight lows and pronounced mids screams M series to me, and its a big part of what I love about them, but the high end can be shrill if not dialed in properly or if its installed in a really bright instrument.
     
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    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    I was thinking of putting it into a 7 string baritone with a basswood body.
     
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    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    If there is not a real maple top on the body and a maple neck or ebony board I don't see any reason to get so bright it can't be tamed down enough for any application.

    Even a Duncan Distortion NECK in the bridge position went to piercing to bright but nice in a all maple neck with basswood body AND real maple top with the right EQ from the amp (not even talking about an EQ pedal in the line, that solves everything)

    I bet with an M7 it will be a lot easier IF it's brighter than expected.
     

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