Which BKP's for Uncle Ben's FF 8 string?!?!

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  1. HumanFuseBen

    HumanFuseBen SS.org Regular

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    Hey kids!!!! Uncle Ben here. I’ve got a question for you all.... let’s say you were having a 26-28 inch scale H-H 8 string being built; let’s say it had a swamp ash body, rosewood board, and ovangkol/wenge/maple neck. Let’s also imagine you hated ultra hot pickups (Invader, X2N), loved Meshuggah’s Koloss tone, and wanted great splits for slappy clean stuff. What BKP set would you choose, and why??? Thanks for the help! I’m a babe in the woods when it comes to 8 strings, I need all the opinions I can get!
     
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    I haven’t played the 8 string model, but own the 6 string model. Vastly different tunings, I know. The juggernaut can pull off fantastic cleans, splits pretty damn good for single coil stuff and can definitely “Djent” for that Meshuggah tone. They are definitely not super hot and react well to your picking dynamics.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    Yeah juggs would work. I had them in a swamp ash bodied 8 string with an ebony top/wenge neck and they worked well for the kinds of things you want to do. The better option is just to get some lundgren M8s though. If you want meshuggah's tone then those pickups will get you like 90% of the way there :lol: They don't have that great of split sounds though. Plus their cleans are pretty meh.
     
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  4. Chris Bowsman

    Chris Bowsman Nu-Metal Apologist Contributor

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    I really love both the Ionizer and D Activator. Neither feels like a super hot pickup, both have good clean and split tones.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    If you're sticking to just Bare Knuckle offerings, the Impulse set is quite nice
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    they don't make 8 string impulses though
     
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    Hey, uncle ben, I follow your channel and it's great, cheers!

    I'm waiting for the same kind of guitar, same specs and similar tone preference. I'm between the jugg set or black dog/cold sweat combo. Some people also recommend some guitarmory here. Your mama would probably like the foxbats
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    If you want a really versatile setup then I'd go foxbats. Juggs are better if you're focusing moreso on djenty tones and you like really picking hard to change the dynamics.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Oops, forgot about that :lol:

    I feel like the Guitarmory Polaris set does the same dynamics thing but isn't quacky. I ditched the Juggernaut set because of that. And the response for the lowest string is also better. It was fairly flubby with the Juggernaut set. I had both sets in mahogany when I tested them though, not swamp ash.

    Foxbat wouldn't be a bad choice though. I'd go for the ceramic version for an 8-string probably. The alnico 5 set was a bit too warm for me.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    I went alnico for the foxbat 8s I had specifically because the swamp ash 8 needed to be warmed up, not brightened
     
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    Which BKP sounds closest to the Lundgren M8?
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    none of them that I've tried. I've yet to hear a pickup besides the agile cepheus that does a good job of aping that sound.
     
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    Still undecided, have 4 months yet. I think I'm going to follow your advice for the foxbats alnico as my axe will also be swamp ash and my amps are metal machines themselves, a 5153 and an Ironball.
     

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