SD Black Winter Worship thread

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Blytheryn, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. rexbinary

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    I finally got my BWs installed into my AW-7! It's going to be a great weekend!

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  2. PunkBillCarson

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    Dude... That red lettering goes perfect with that guitar. Gotta get some clips of that, man.
     
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    [​IMG] Finally got a picture of my PRS Tremonti with Black Winters in it.
     
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    Have had mine in the old RG570 for a few months, so much fun.
    Thanks to @TheShreddinHand for selling these to me.

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    I think I'm going to do it again guys.... I have a Jackson DKMG with EMG's and I'm just not super thrilled with them. It's trans-red with a flame maple top, neck/headstock binding, all the fun Jackson stuff. I'm thinking a set of Zebra BW's would look and sound killer in it. I mean, a 5th guitar with BW's can't hurt right?
     
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    You can't go wrong with BWs. For any type of music. I played a Journey cover yesterday with mine and got tons of compliments on my tone. The audience were not 'metal people' either, haha. I'm thinking about picking up a 7-string guitar (finally) and putting a BW set in it.

    Anybody here could chime in to this, but is the 7-string BW set as awesome as the 6-string set?

    Oddly, I finally want a 7-string mainly to have access to E-Standard tuning, with the added low B. I don't think I'd tune it lower. I've been doing more and more stuff in E-Standard, but it's a pain to setup my other guitars for E when I normally play in C# Standard or D Standard. Surely I NEED another guitar, right? Help me provide a justification to my wife...:lol:
     
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    I have the 7 string bridge model BW. I dig it quite a bit. It's not exactly the same but overall it's very similar. It's definitely awesome and worthy of the name. haha!
     
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    Do it, and how are you getting zebra BWs? Custom order from dealer?
     
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    You will net reduce your expenditure on 6 string sets. Since you will be playing your 6 strings less. WIN. :lol:
     
  10. Ironbird666

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    You can find color options on ebay typically. There are a few dealers who sell floor shop custom versions of most Duncan models available. :yesway:
     
  11. KnightBrolaire

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    I find the ERG sets of the BW to not work quite as well as the 6 string versions honestly. Some of the things that makes it a badass pickup for a 6 string (the bumped up bass response in particular) doesn't translate well to more strings. The low end gets dark/muddy to an extent and the high output doesn't really help that situation at all.
    I kind of want to reinstall the 8 string versions and test them through some different settings/amps just to really confirm my previous experience.
     
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    AW-7 bros! *Fist bump* That looks great. I still need to get the BW neck :lol:
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    They're pretty similar, I think the 6 string set is slightly more versatile. The 7 seems a bit hotter, maybe a little more compressed. FWIW I tried the 7 first and it's what sent me down the rabbit hole of wanting to put them in most of my guitars, 6 and 7 string.

    Edit: saw @KnightBrolaire's response about darkness/muddiness and I would say that hasn't been my experience with the 7 string set, and the AW-7 is a fairly dark guitar. Haven't tried the 8 though.
     
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    The thing to take into consideration though is your definition of muddy. It's been explained many times, but some of us aren't afraid of a little mud, what's muddy to everyone here is anything less than a cocked wah sound with overbearing mids, so...
     
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    I'm not opposed to some mud either, i was just relaying my experience with the black winters. The dark/muddy comment was something i experienced when comparing them with other pickups that i tested with the same guitar/amps/eq/riffs. It's as close to an apples to apples comparison as i could get.
     
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    Well true, but in your videos I never hear any mud. You do honestly some of the best pickup videos in demonstrating them. Have you done a 7 string Black Winter video? If you did, I didn't catch it.
     
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    Thanks, i try to make pretty thorough demos so people get a good idea of how the pickups are voiced.
    No i haven't demoed the 7 string version in a video. The only time i've messed with the 7 string version was at guitar center. I wish i'd demoed the 8 string version back when i had them installed, there's basically no good 8 string demos out there. The 8 string version isn't super dark and muddy by any means, just darker/muddier compared to other pickups i tested. None of what i'm saying really applies to the 6 string, those stay plenty clear down to b1. The 7 string is pfine til about g1 iirc
     
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    This is true. I typically have quite a bit of bass in my tone, and absolutely don't need hyper-clarity on big chords. I want a ferocious, angry, yet warm wall of distortion, and that's exactly what the BWs supply on my 6-string tuned anywhere from drop-B to E Standard.

    I also like my Nazgul and have heard the 7-string version is even better. So that could be an option as well. Lol, I talk about this like I have the guitar already.:)
     
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    I was actually thinking of getting the new PRS SVN Black Cherry and putting Black Winters in it. That's where my question came in about the coil-splitting awhile back.
     
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    Me too. I keep bouncing back and forth between the red and black. With my luck, they'll make a nice purple or trampas green one a few months after I pick one though.
     

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