6 string pickup shootout. No bull, no frills.

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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    had to change out a preamp tube as well, which finally showed up. I'll have a proper demo of the afwayu up later.
     
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    How do you think the D sonic would sound playing good old traditional metal/power metal?
     
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    Would you call these heavy hitters that are a jack of all trades kinda pup? Did the bridge have nice boomy low end?
     
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    it can definitely do old school metal. I guess you didn't watch my demo.
    watch my demo. no, definitely not a boomy low end.
     
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    I watched part of both of them, so many pups i got interested in that I wanted to jump around and get quick snippets of all of them :lol: Also, Youtube compresses the hell out of videos so having a direct response from the person in the room works better imo. That's why I asked :)

    Those entwhistle nemesis budget pups interested me as well.
     
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    youtube does compress the vids, but since I used the same guitar/strings/amp settings/riffs (for the most part) for all of em, it's about as good of an objective baseline comparison as I can give. The written descriptions I give were my impression of them in the room.
     
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    another preamp tube seems dead. afwayu demo is on hold til I get another preamp tube in it.
     
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    still waiting on the amp to be repaired. If there's any interest I can start providing MK3 DIs with every demo from now on.

    tentative demo list:
    MCP afwayu bridge
    duncan distortion bridge
    dominger rider bridge
    BLUSA L500xl bridge
    Warman Quadrail bridge
    oil city blackbird bridge
    bkp true grit bridge
    balaguer feral/evergreen set
    guitarmory atlas set
    mojotone tomahawk/hornet set
    dunable grizzly set
    bkp cold sweat set
     
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    Kyle Jordan Ace of Knaves

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    Lundgen Black Heavens in 6 or 8 would be awesome too.

    Speaking of Lundgren, mind if I ask you a couple of questions? I'm trying to make sure I have a bit of a backup plan in place in case the Open Core 8s don't work out the way I want. With you having played the M8, how would you say it compare to the Fluence Classics for clarity and definition? Tightness is appreciated, but I've found that it's far easier to tighten up a pickup/guitar than it is to get it clearer and more defined with other gear.

    I also dug your Elysian 8 sting demos.
     
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    i want to check out the black heavens at some point.
    for 8 strings i've yet to find anything clearer than the elysian trident/goliath sets besides the lace xbar. i haven't tested the fluence classics yet. the m8 is a great pickup for most metal rhythm work, but doesn't quite hold up clarity wise for big extended chords. if you're not doing much of those, it's a great pickup.
     
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    Excellent. I was thinking of going with Lundgrens as the first backup, but I think I'll drop Elysian an email and see what he recommends for my criteria.

    Thank you for the feedback.
     
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    Really curious for when you check out the guitarmory atlas and share your thoughts about them.
     
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    Damask Metal, $30. US wound:
    44awg, Ceramic 8, 17.7k


    GM Dirty Digits, NY based seller, $15:
    17k Bridge, made with 3 extra thick magnets for hotter more compressed sounding tone. --- Bridge : 17k with 44 ga. wire


    GM Dirty Digits vs stock:
     
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    It'll be a while before I test those, but I've heard good things about that set. supposedly it's based off the duncan black winter, but we'll see.
     
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    Well the more interested i am in how you would compare them to the patriots, iirc you found them to be somewhat similar to the black winters, too.
     
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    The patriot isn't super similar to the black winter, they share some characteristics like both have pretty tight low ends and relatively balanced midranges, but the patriot growls a bit more whereas the blk winter snarls a little bit more. The patriot bridge also has more low end and high end which can make it harder to tame. The black winter bridge is more balanced eq wise imo.
    The black winters also had slightly better cleans and worked better for medium gain stuff imo.
    I have a black winter bridge sitting around that I took out of my dc600, so I'll throw up a demo of that at some point and let you hear the difference yourself.
     
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    Any chance of demoing a Gibson pup or two?
     
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    maybe, but it'll be quite a while before i do.
    I'm going to look into the 500t or the 498t
     
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