8 String pickup shootout. Same amp, same guitar, no bull, no frills.

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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    yeah, from my tests in terms of darkest to brightest:
    polaris>matador (aka scud alnico 8 now)>foxbat (alnico v)>patriot (6 string version)>orion
    I think I just got used to the orions, so it felt like a big shift, but it's probably more due to the eq differences (ie the foxbat has more low end and less high end than the orions).
    The patriot bridge was bright in my mushok baritone, so I have a feeling the 8 string version might be ear rape in this guitar.
    I might grab a voyager set after I test the patriot 8 bridge.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Voyager is next on my list
    Maybe a ceramic Atlas set too though
     
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    Not really part of the shootout, but since I turned basically this thread into my experiences with 8 string pickups in general, here's a long video showing how the lithiums sound through my mk3 (less compressed versions of the audio files are back on pg5 of the thread).
     
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