Pickup advice for a 28' swamp ash 8 strings, which BkP or Lundgren?

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  1. chopeth

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    I'm probably going to buy a 8 stringer, don't know if fanned fret 25,5-28' or just straight 28'. The body is going to be swamp ash and the fingerboard is maple don't know about the neck yet but it will be bolt on. I love death metal and prog. I'm NOT interested in Juggs or C-bombs, I want something with big deep tone, clear and not much pick noisy, I prefer tight palm mutes versatility. I plan to tune to standard. My amp is a 5153 so I don't want any pickup too trebbly. Are Lundgren M8 going to pierce my ear like nails in this bright guitar? Should I go for something proven dark as the C-pigs?
     
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    The War Against Time recommended the C-pig to me for an ash bodied guitar. I'll let you know how it sounds once I get it installed. A lot of people seem to like the M8 in their M80M which is ash as well. I made a thread about this a couple of weeks ago. http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=316816
     
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    I think regardless of the body wood, the Lundgrens will be better than BKP warpigs.

    I have my BKP warpigs in an ash body and my lundgrens in a mahogany body and love the lundgrens so much more. I can't imagine body wood being the factor that would change my mind
     
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    I'll wait for your feedback, thanks

    Are you implying the wood doesn't affect the tone? :) just kidding. I have heard the M7 are a lot bassier than the M8 and that they are great in mahogany... on paper, the Cpigs look a lot better for my setup, but I don't know, man.
     
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    My strandberg was 31" on the low end and swamp ash body with a maple board - I had M8's in it and it was insanely versatile.

    Very clear, easily pulled out insane modern, tight metal tones with it but I legit plugged it into an 80's Marshall 50 watt and anyone would think I were playing a Les Paul. Very rich and full sounding. I find ceramic BKP a bit scraps but that's just me, I know a lot of people love 'em.


    I say 'was', it still is all those things, I just don't own it. Welp.
     
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    So I just installed the c-pig in my guitar and they seem pretty nice, just a little too bright on the high end for my taste. DISCLAIMER*I did just put dunlop extra brights on so I have no idea if it's the pickup alone or in combination with the strings* I will say the c-pig is tight and has a nice growl to it. It also has good clarity across the board. It cleans up pretty well too.
    all settings at 12' o clock except gain. using the contour switch on the amp which adds some extra mids and bass, also saturates the sound a bit more. Here's some clips of the c-pig through my mesa boogie F30:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqW3GCgeSi/?taken-by=swolepatrololo&hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqUzkig0zb/?taken-by=swolepatrololo&hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqUQvsg4be/?taken-by=swolepatrololo&hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqTdHxAUFv/?taken-by=swolepatrololo&hl=en
     
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    Maybe your amp or the recording, but I don't like it very much, feels extremely compressed and shrill in the high end.
     

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