Passive equivalent of SD Blackouts?

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  1. sevenfoxes

    sevenfoxes SS.org Regular

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    Hey there. I recently picked up an Ibanez RG1XXV, and want to throw a high output pickup in the bridge position. Being a huge fan of Blackouts, is there a passive equivalent?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Would a can of bees be considered passive? :lol:

    I kid.

    I'd say the easiest to get a hold of would be the DiMarzio D-Activator X. It's loud, booming, and has really sharp mids. I hate it for the same reason I tend to hate Blackouts.
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    duncan invader.
    all the high output mud you can ever want
     
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    sevenfoxes SS.org Regular

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    Mud? Not looking for that.
     
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    EQ-wize, the Nazgul is sort of close, but the Blackouts really have their own thing going on. Why not just use them?
     
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    sevenfoxes SS.org Regular

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    That's probably what I'll end up doing. Thanks.
     
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    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    SD Duality?

    Edit: Realised they're hybrid, anyway they might as well do the trick.
     
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    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    The Invaders sound quite similar and have never sounded muddy to me but with a 6505 is difficult to sound muddy..
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Doesn't have the entire Duncan lineup, but worth comparing them yourself to see which sounds closest to the blackouts to you.

     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Have you checked out the Bare Knuckle Miracle Man?
     
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    sell2792 Back from the Dead

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    D Activators.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    IME D Activators sounds more like EMGs...and Blackouts sound nothing like EMGs to my ears...the 7 string versions anyways.
     

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