New pickups day!
So, in the continuing quest to try out passive pickups I ordered a Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat and Rebel Yell. The guitar currently has a Painkiller in it.
I did a quick pickup test of each using a recto setting in the POD. The differences I'm sure would be more obvious with a real amp, but they do sound different. One thing I noticed was that the guitar was easier to play with the Cold Sweat and Rebel Yell compared to the Painkiller. Both of the new pickups are a little lower output, so maybe that's the difference?
The clip goes through one of my newer riffs four times, first the Painkiller, then the Rebel Yell, then the Cold Sweat, and finally back to the Painkiller . The playing isn't very clean, but it's good enough to get an idea for each pickup. The bass is from a keyboard, and the drums are DFHS2.0, everything was recorded 16 bit, 44khz.
Here is the clip: Pickup test wav file
I used these solderless pins and sockets to make swapping the pickups in and out super easy: Solderless Pin/Socket Pair
Also, the new BKP black covers look great.
Which do you like best, and how do you compare them to the other pickups (SD, Suhr, etc.) that you've been swapping around?