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    Seymour Duncan Pegasus-7

    Last night I installed a Duncan Pegasus-7 in the bridge position of my Jackson SL7.

    It previously had the stock Duncan Distortion-7, which was a lot of fun to play in isolation but didn't provide usable tones for recording. I prefer it to the six-string Distortion, but it still manages to be both messy and harsh at the same time.

    The Pegasus is sort of inline with the Suhr Aldrich as being a "JB without the annoying stuff". None of the low-end wooliness and nasty upper-mid spike of the JB. I've seen the Pegasus criticized as lacking character, but it responds well to pole piece adjustments and you can make it thick like a Timbre Wolf or more precise and cutting like a JBJ (in some guitars).

    It lacks a little of the richness of a Timbre Wolf, but the low B responds really well with no muddiness. Perhaps I'll change my mind, but for now the Pegasus seems like a keeper.

    I might end up putting a Sentient in the neck, but the Distortion-7 neck position is pretty good for lead tones (which is all I do with the neck position on a Soloist).


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    I really liked the Pegasus I had, but iirc it didn’t mix well with my other pickups. Mine had the ceramic mod, so not apples to apples. But as a stand alone I dug it and can easily see why you would too.
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    I really like the Pegasus the few times I got to play a guitar with one, for pretty much the reasons you stated.

    No Jazz in the neck. That’s the only 7-string neck humbucker to me.

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    I pretty much had the exact same reaction to both the SD and Pegasus that you described, and the Pegasus worked much better with the volume knob, the Super Distortion is more on/off .


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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    I really like the Pegasus the few times I got to play a guitar with one, for pretty much the reasons you stated.
    It was fine, if a little bland, by itself. It got swallowed in the band, something that didn't happen with the Aldrich or my Wolfe rewinds.

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    I love mine. My main live axe has a Pegasus/Sentient set on it and it can do pretty much everything. I guess it will work nicely with the Jazz as well.

    I've read the "lack of character" thing before. That's not necessarily a bad thing. To me the best pickup is the one you forget is in there.

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    I did NOT like the Pegasus I tried - it was very dry, and sort of hyper-articulate in the treble frequencies, whereas I like the high end a little more rounded off in the presence range on brudge humbukcers. Ironically, I thought the Sentient was awesome in the neck for pretty much the same reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I did NOT like the Pegasus I tried - it was very dry, and sort of hyper-articulate in the treble frequencies, whereas I like the high end a little more rounded off in the presence range on brudge humbukcers. Ironically, I thought the Sentient was awesome in the neck for pretty much the same reasons. <img src="https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
    I can hear that. I've been going back and forth on the "dryness" of the Pegasus since I installed it. I won't be able to make a proper decision until I've had the chance to record with it. My guess is that it'll sound pretty great in a mix. It certainly doesn't forgive sloppy playing.

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