6 string pickup shootout. No bull, no frills.

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    I don't have any 6 string clips of them currently, but I do have 8 string clips of them over in my 8 string shootout thread.
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    On another note the ceramic Dragon Suit from Motor City pickups is a neat pickup, but it's pretty damn bright in this guitar.
    Low end is definitely leaner than the afwayu, and is quite responsive/tight for chugs/fast riffage.
    Mids have more of the typical JB vocal/wah quality, but with a dash of growl, whereas the afwayu is much grindier and growlier.
    High end is very spanky and airy, almost like a single coil. Sounds great clean for jimi hendrix type riffs, or dirtied up slightly for slide riffs. Only downside is there's a fair bit of hair, just like the painkiller or the JB, so it's not a good choice if you want super pristine high end.
    It still does a great job for basically any genre I've thrown at it just like the afwayu.
    It can definitely deliver heavy pummeling riffage just like the afwayu even though the voicing is a bit less aggressive sounding overall.
    more clips of the Dragon Suit to come in the next couple of days.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    I will soon. It's on my to-do list.
     
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    Iron1 Old School Blacksmith

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    Link? I couldn't find it.
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    Iron1 Old School Blacksmith

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    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    Is the Trident II just an higher output Trident or it has some tonal differences?
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    it's higher output, but also has even more mids so it sounds more snarly. It also has more lows and highs if you get a ceramic version versus the alnico.
    elysian's website explains the differences as well
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    updated testing list now includes dimarzio satchur8, evolution and duncan full shred.

    currently installed:MCP Ceramic Dragon Suit bridge
    Oil City Blackbird b
    Lundgren Black Heaven set
    Dominger Rider b
    Rautia Ratbucker b
    Elysian Trident I set
    Elysian Trident II ceramic set
    BL USA L500xl b
    Warman Quadrail b
    Guitarmory Atlas set
    dimarzio evo b
    dimarzio satchur8 b
    Blades Sorcerer b
    Mojotone Hornet b/Tomahawk n
    GFS Power Rails bridge
    Kent Armstrong Grinder b
    Dimebucker set
    Duncan Alpha/Omega set
    59/Custom Hybrid
    Duncan Nazgul
    Duncan Alt 8 b
    Duncan Black Winter/Nuclear Winter/Skadi (mag variations of blk winter) b
    Duncan Distortion b
    Duncan full shred b
    BKP Cold Sweat set
    BKP Alnico warpig
    BKP Miracle Man b
    BKP Rebel Yell b
    BKP True grit b
    BKP Brute Force b
    Entwistle Dark Star ND set
    Balaguer Feral/Evergreen set
    Dunable Grizzly set
     
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    BrutalRob SS.org Regular

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    Looking forward to your review of the Elysian Trident ii.
    I got both the Hellfire and the Trident ii for both 6 and 7 string guitars. Really great stuff. Don´t regret selling my Lundgrens and Bare Knuckles for them at all.
     
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    Iron1 Old School Blacksmith

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    I'm looking forward to those too.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Did he actually find the problem with the F30?
     
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    I'll ask him what exactly he did when I go pick up the amp on Monday. He actually wanted to hang onto it for a few more days and put it through the wringer to make sure it's up to snuff. Last I talked to him he said he had to get some replacement parts from Mesa, though he didn't really specify what. He also mentioned that when he checked the signal with an oscilloscope that the waveform was cut in half or something. :shrug:
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Must’ve been diodes in the rectification circuit or something. I can’t really think of anything else that would cut the wave in half. Well, if you ask I’d be curious to get an update. I occasionally like to grab old malfunctioning Boogies on the cheap, and clean them up to sell for fun; so it’s always nice to hear about fixes incase I (or anyone reading) run into something similar. Glad it’s finally (hopefully) fixed though.
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    A brief in the room demo (aka shitty phone demo according to gmork) of the Ceramic Dragon Suit. I can do a more in depth one if anyone's interested, otherwise I'll be moving onto the Blackbird.
     
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