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  1. #17


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    On the album you're reamping for me I actually used EMG 60s for the rhythm guitars.
    BUT... On a couple of places I re-recorded or changed parts later without having any EMG guitars available, I have Dimarzio EVO. It's a noticable difference on the DIs, but not so much on distorted reamps, obviously. Nobody's gonna notice unles listening super closely.

    Although of course pickups does change EQ a bit, that's not what I'm very concerned about when choosing pickups for my guitars.
    I'm rather after the right output / tightness / feel of it. The EQing on a amp section will make more difference, and vastly more so mic placement on the cab.

    I'm not sure I have enough audience to actually be able to demo for various companies.
    My videos are also super low quality and shittily made so thats not going to attract any new buyers I think...

    I dont even play live often enough to even get a puked-on-and-thrown-in-the-gutter level endorsement
    Last edited by Rocka_Rollas; 06-16-2017 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post
    I'm rather after the right output / tightness / feel of it.
    Truer words were never spoken. That's what it's ALL about with pickups, which is why it's really difficult to 'demo' them. You really have to just play the fucking things.
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    Have you ever tried a Duncan custom?

  4. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post
    Yeah, that was nice of them

    Hot slags.

    Yeah, I remember you having them in your guitar. Any clips?
    Here's the Hot Slags, obviously its in a mix so take from it what you will.

    I reckon they probably aren't the tight pickups you are after but they sound fat and huge so may be what you are after for the other guitar you were talking about.

    Mine are chrome covered as well so the open coil ones would probably be a bit more aggressive sounding.

    For reference I used the 6160 amp in my axe fx which is fractals apparently 'improved' 5150 model with a Recto cab IR.



    On a side note this is probably the first time in about 5 years that I have tried to write any music that wasn't aimed at invoking Satan and purposefully meant to sound like it was recorded in a cave
    Last edited by Nick; 06-16-2017 at 10:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattayus View Post
    Truer words were never spoken. That's what it's ALL about with pickups, which is why it's really difficult to 'demo' them. You really have to just play the fucking things.
    So most people who's like "what pickup do I need to get "Artist/Tone X" tone really starts in the wrong end...
    I thought I could get closer to "Artist/Tone X" by getting a pickup... But experience have shown me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Have you ever tried a Duncan custom?
    Nope
    But Duncan Distortion
    Nothing I would buy again I think


    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Here's the Hot Slags, obviously its in a mix so take from it what you will.

    I reckon they probably aren't the tight pickups you are after but they sound fat and huge so may be what you are after for the other guitar you were talking about.

    Mine are chrome covered as well so the open coil ones would probably be a bit more aggressive sounding.

    For reference I used the 6160 amp in my axe fx which is fractals apparently 'improved' 5150 model with a Recto cab IR.



    On a side note this is probably the first time in about 5 years that I have tried to write any music that wasn't aimed at invoking Satan and purposefully meant to sound like it was recorded in a cave
    Sounds cool for the style tho, masive!! I'm sure satan would be pleased.

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    Totally - they are pretty much exactly what I wanted them to be. Irongear are definitely the brand I'll be going with in future if I need any more pickups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post


    Nope
    But Duncan Distortion
    Nothing I would buy again I think
    yeah, not the same pickup. the custom is a sledgehammer. tight as fuck too.
    There is no Dana….Only XUL

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    Hey Rollas,

    Saw on FB that you got a bunch of new Pickups to play, when can we hear some terrific demos?


    No putting pressure or rushing you, just wondering

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