Opinions on BKP warpigs in an alder body DKMG...

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  1. faqfoo

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    mod edit: please keep it to one thread in the appropriate section

    Anyone with experience with warpigs in an alder body????? I ONLY play hard thrash.... Dime, Mike Clark, the gremlin (eric Peterson
    ) etc.....I have D activator x's in it now (love it) just curious about warpigs only in an alder body axe..... Thanks
     
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    Nobodies ever tried warpigs in an alder body???? really!?!
    just want your opinion on how they sounded from experience....
     
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    Eliguy666 Holy shit I've been inactive for awhile

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    The Warpig should be either fairly hotter or much hotter than the D Activator-X. I'll just lay down the figures a bit.

    BKP War Pig: 21.5 KΩ resistance in the bridge, 17.4 KΩ resistance in the neck.
    D Activator-X: 14.51 KΩ resistance in the bridge, 11.29 KΩ resistance in the neck.

    That makes the War Pig about 1.5 times the resistance of the D-Activator-X, but that's not the only thing determining output. The D-Activartor-Xs are ceramic, and the Warpig comes in ceramic or alnico. If you order the Alnico Warpig it won't have an output too much higher than the D-Activator's, just because alnico magnets are a good bit weaker than ceramic ones.

    EQ-wise, the Warpigs will offer more low-end, and a little bit less midrange if you choose the ceramic option.

    Both are pretty much designed to be clear, versatile high-output pickups.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Ceramic Warpig is actually closer to the output of an Evolution.
     
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    Eliguy666 Holy shit I've been inactive for awhile

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    If it is then something very, very strange is going on, because they both use ceramic magnets and the Evolution is only 13.84KΩ
     
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    Wire gauge matters. Not saying I agree with that statement though.
     
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    Eliguy666 Holy shit I've been inactive for awhile

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    It definitely does, but the resistance is affected by the wire gauge so you'd think it would show up in the specs if there was something going on in that area.
     
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    they might be a bit too thick in the mids in that guitar. The warpig is a very thick, sludgy sounding pickup. You might be better off with the miracle man for what you've described.
     
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    the Warpigs will slay in that guitar.
     

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