New BKP Ragnarok

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  1. cmtd

    cmtd SS.org Regular

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    I really didn't find that with this set. I'm running it through my Bogner twin jet with the gain around noon, and a precision drive with the gain at 0 and it is pretty heavy.


    Pretty much exactly what I am hearing with my rig. I find the neck pickup is good. Not my favorite BKP neck, but I definitely dig the splits on the Ragnaroks more than the Warpigs. Totally subjective opinion of course though.
     
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    I have a set of Rags on an RG2228 with bkp/cts pots 550K.

    They're less "modern" then i thought.
    Still a tight pickup but not as tight as the juggernaut. No quacky mids at all, Rags are more organic and also imho a little bit brighter and less low-mid focused then the Juggs.

    The output difference is there but is more about how you "feel" the pickup while playing then else: while in the Juggs every note "pops" out, the Rags are more balanced overall.
    They digest gain very well.

    Neck pickup has more of a "liquid" feel and less nasal sound compared to the Juggernaut but I slightly prefer the latter for its attack even if it's harder to play.

    So far I'm really liking this pickup. It's not the ultra-djent weapon some kids were waiting for but it's a metal pickup with relatively high output but balance and organic.
     
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    Bit late on this one but what the hell.

    I've got Ragnaroks in my EC-1000T/CTM.
    The bridge is yeah - kind of a more refined, less "everything louder than everything else" version of a C-Pig. Great pickup, super tight, aggro as hell, and FAT. It's not sizzley at all, really, a bit on the warm side. Agreed with lurè, it's not really an "ultra-djent" pickup at all.
    The neck is really not quite to my tastes, it's a bit too warm and liquid feeling but I also like obscenely bright neck pickups like the Titan and Cold Sweat, so there's that.
     
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    I used to have a Black Winter Bridge in the guitar where I putted a Ragnarok set.
    To me the Rag is more organic. I loved the flat response of the BW, but the Rags gave it a twist and more punch to my guitar.
     
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    I was under the impression that the black winter was a far punchier and meaner pickup than the ragnarok.
     
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    I just played a 7 string version of them in my bandmate's guitar. They are a lot of fun. Lots of compression and clarity. Definitely big sounding pickups for chords. The cleans really were very good, which is weird for a high output humbucker.

    A lot of good pickups sound good, but feel great. I would put these in the category of having a very good feel to them.
     
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    I really love the clean on these! I play also in a reggea-dub band. You may think I'm mad to use a 7 string baritone guitar in such context, but with the Rag I get these wonderful clear, punchy clean sounds which suits really well the context.
    All the band mates were amazed by my sound, ehehe.
     
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    you can really hear the compression on cleans but not so much, at least for me, under really high gain where the clarity of the pickup prevails.
     

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