X2n vs dimebucker

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  1. Kornfann1024

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    20191213_181252.jpg Just got this beaut and im torn, i dont wanna do the obvious and put a dimebucker in it. I do like the dimebucker, but maybe an X2N? Thought or comparisons. Keep in mind ive had both but in similar guitars and i liked them both, im just looking for opinions on weather i should be redundant and obvious or be alil outa the box
     
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    X2N: Fucking everything at once
    Dimebucker: Treble and bass. That's it. Lots of it
    And yeah a Wilde L500XL. I had both the Wilde and BLUSA, and preferred the Wilde.
     
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    X2N if you want that Evil Chuck crunch!
     
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    ^^^^totally correct.

    And thats why I would go with an X2N, but I admittedly want the whole meal deal from my guitars, so to speak.
     
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    That's why I like the Wilde L500XL. It's like if the Dimebucker and X2N had a brutal as shit baby fetus thing.
     
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    I can see that, it is a narly little guy, but it still felt a little scooped coming from an X2N but not nearly as bad as the Dimebucker's grin.
     
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    Yeah the Wilde is still scooped, but not as bright and lacking as the Dimebucker, or as bright as the BLUSA.
     
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    The X2N is broad midrange, huge highs, huge lows, tons of treble, it is everything on 10.

    The Dimebucker is aggressive in the highs, but has enough lows for thick palm mutes. The midrange is dialed back for more of a scooped Pantera sound.

    The Keystone L500ms (Bill Lawrence's company before calling it Wilde) used an Alnico V magnet, so the lows were always too spongy for me to enjoy. The mids were balanced, the highs had too much give, so lacked aggression and defininition that I find out of ceramic pickup responses. The MS moniker was basically an L500 XL with a single tap wire similar to the Dimarzio Dual Sound wiring.

    Out of the three, I still use a Dimebucker in one guitar, would not be against another X2n, but would not touch a Wilde or Keystone pickup.
     
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    I had the dtt700 with x2n and it is aggressive.....i think the x2n is winning out
     
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    But what to pair with it?
     
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    PAF Pro neck,X2N bridge. Match made in heaven.
     
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    You can pair an X2N with anything really. The lowest output that is commonly paired tends to be an Air Norton/Liquifire. In addition to the already mentioned AN and Paf Pro, Tone Zone, SuperD or Super2, any Evolution (yes the bridge model too), D Activators, pretty much anything you want.
     
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    X2N - pretty much all the mid career Kreator rhythm sounds (Coma of Souls onward). I like that pickup and can't stand the Dimebucker.

    If you want everything to the max, it's a good pickup and you don't have to have a boost in your guitar to push those tubes into overdrive. It gargles on clean though.
     
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    That's what the split or parallel is for. And with the X2N both modes are extremely useful, even more, the splitted tone is one of the best single coil tones I have ever heard, compared to real single coils... For modern tones, of course.
     
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    Yea the split on them is killer. Doing outside coils with an AN or Evo, is incredible. Parallel is killer too, warm still flat, just not gut punching every preamp tube in reach.
     
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    I think im looking at the illuminator
     
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    Think im going this route, can decide on the cover on the neck though...

    20191216_221244.jpg
     
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    Put the Tone Zone bridge in the neck, it's an instant Symphony X/Michael Romeo neck pickup sound.
     
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