I'm getting ready to build my first 7 string guitar. I was going to get these pickups for it, but wanted to get an opinion about them first. I have heard some mixed reviews and was wondering if anybody has used them. Or if there are better pickups out there for the money. I usually wind my own, but these seem like a good price.
Seymour Duncan Blackouts 7 String Phase II Phase 2 ahb 1S Neck Bridge Set | eBay
What kind of sound are you going for? It's all preference, man. I had some Phase I's and liked them more than the 6 string Blackouts, which were too loud, bassy and bright, but the 7s were still a bit too high output and loud sounding for me. I'm more into medium/medium-high output pickups, though, and do a lot of clean stuff and lower gain sounds, so YMMV.
That price seems really cheap. Seller seems legit, though. If you're down with high output pickups, and are interested in them, I say give them a try