Pickup suggestions for Maple neck/swamp ash body

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  1. metal_sam14

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    Howdy folks, I am looking for some advice/opinions on what works best with the wood combo mentioned in the title. I just got my hands on a Chapman ML7-T which has a big swamp ash body and a maple neck w/ ebony fretboard. So far Nick from the axe palace has suggested a set of BKP warpigs or holy divers. Just to make sure I have all the options, does anyone else have anything they would recommend? I was considering an SD Pegasus/Sentient set based on the descriptions (I play in a fairly versatile prog metal band).
     
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    Are there any specific tones that you're going for?
     
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    I've no experience with the Warpigs but when I wanted to upgrade the bridge humbucker in my swamp ash/maple/maple American Standard Strat I was recommended either the Holy Diver or the Warpig by Tim (o'er at BKP).

    I opted for the Holy Diver because I figured less DC=less gain=more clarity= (Y)
    Truth is, I don't know jack turd about DC resistances and all that stuff, and even so the Warpigs are renowned for their clarity despite being a very high-gain pickup so I think I'd be very happy with a set of those as well. I did, however, go with the Holy Divers in a very bright guitar and it does sound phenomenal. The Diamonbucker I had in my Strat before sounded so... Artificial and "model amplifier-y" no matter what I played it through.
    Since I had my HD installed though it sounds really organic, alive and... Non-model-y.

    I can't tell you which would be better since I have no experience with the Pig... But I think you can rest assured that he recommendation for the Holy Diver is a good call.





    You could go for the Cold Sweat bridge and have the brightest tone known to man :evil:
     
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    Dude On my ash body/maple neck regius I have a Blackhawk set and its perfect.

    No other term for it. Perfect.
     
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    I just got a Schecter JL-7, which has those same specs, except for the fretboard. It has an EMG active 57/66 set and it sounds pretty great IMO. Really gives off a "roomy," rich tone that expresses itself as deep rather than muddy to my ears. Very passive-sounding actives, if you're willing to go that route.
     
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    I would suggest Bare Knuckle Crawler set or Alnico Blackhawk set ... I have tried those and various other pickups in my swamp ash, maple neck Anderson. Holy Divers would prob work well also. You want something thick and a bit dark sounding
     
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    I own a a swamp ash guitar with a bolt on neck and i have a ceramic warpig with the matching neck. If i could do it over again i would get the nailbombs or holydivers. They are just way over the top if you already have a high gain head.
     
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    Ceramic or Alnico ?
     
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    Im looking for new pickups in a guitar with the same wood types. An ibanez RG652ahm. Ive been looking at Dimarzio Illuminators, Gravity storm and recently stared reading about BKP Holy Divers. The thing is... I want a and open sounding rock/metal sound but not too sharp in the top considering the wood types are a little brighter. Would you still recommend Holy Divers for this wood combo, or have you any experience with the other two Im mentioning?
     
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    I suggest the Guitarmory Foxbat alnico 5 set. I have the ceramic set loaded in a guitar right now and they're amazing. My alnico 5 set is about to go into a swamp ash body guitar with a maple neck and either maple or ebony fretboard. If you want more gain, try the Guitarmory Atlas set. Guitarmory has some of the best pickups I've ever played.
     
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