I'm currently waiting for my rico jr to be completed and considered lately adding bkp's
to the guitar - I read reviews from guys in here and other sites, heard the samples on the bare knuckle site, but I'm still not sure what would feat me.
The guitar is a neckthrough mahagony with mahagony wings and a burl maple top.
I'm currently playing with a framus panthera 7(mahagony body, ovangckol neck) string with a JB in the bridge, my amp is a Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet with JJ EL34's.
I kinda feel the lack of tightness in my current setup, I like the saginess of my bogner, I like the warmth of the EL34's, I just think I want a bigger, tighter bass response, pronouncing the low mid thump with allot of clarity and dynamics.
I used to think I'm an alnico guy but I just started thinking that I'm having allot of elements in my setup making it "loose" and dark sounding(The alnico JB, the framus mahagony body, the EL34's and the uberschall itself) and I just thought that maybe a ceramic pickup could help tightening things up?
Just to Clarify, I don't like the "djent" sound, really not into it, I like my tone to sound organic, I also don't like a tone with a very pronounced high mid voicing.
Got to listen to the Aftermath everyone are raving about but I feel that they are too much scooped for the tone I want, they sound kinda sterile to me both on the site and on the bulb demo, I think I just like that crunch when playing a chord or that thump when playing a single note on the 7th string to come from the low mids department, not to higher mids.
Currently on the Bkp site the Warpigs (alnico and ceramic) are the best sounding to my ears, but I'm wondering, how do they work in mahagony bodied guitars? Am I going to handle uncontrollable amounts of bass? Will it tighten up my sound or do the opposite?
How will it work for fast riffs that combine alternate picking\legato\tap? Will it still be clear enough to play in a tech metal band?
i'v got a warpig in a mahogany 7 and a swamp ash 7. And i play tech metal. I love them so much. The only thing i'v played so far that i would possible also try are d-activators(i put them in my 6). They are even hotter than the warpigs , and have a good prog sound, but the (ceramic) warpigs just have the bite and flavor i dig.
Playing that type of music, i had to lower my amps gain a bit, but thats definatly not a bad thing. I'v also had success using the painkiller and turning my amps gain up a bit(they arent crazy on output), but the pain killer didnt have the thick bass like the wp. It would have been perfect for a dark sounding 7 or a 6 string.