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Getting a Schecter Damien Elite 8 soon, and wondering about peoples' opinions on the pickups. Also, anyone have any luck wiring them for 18V?
Yep. I played an RG2228 and didn't like the neck pup... seemed muddy even though it was in basswood, which you would think would have that midrangey poking-through-the-mix sound. I think the mahogany body would enhance that muddy quality since it's low-mid focused, especially on the lower strings.I liked it in the bridge, didn't like it at all in the neck.
Awesome, man. I think that's your best bet. I'd love to hear 808s in my guitar for reference purposes, so you're getting the best of both worlds there. I think you'll be very happy with the Blackouts, they're very versatile.I'm considering switching to Blackouts anyway. I'm definitely planning to give it a shot with the stock pickups first, though, so we'll see how that works out. At the price I'll be getting the guitar for, mods won't be a big deal.
Sucker! Congrats man, I want to see the NGD. Maybe you could get sound clips pre- and post-op? That would be killer to get a nice apples to apples comparison of those pickups in that guitar.I ordered the guitar yesterday, and I've found someone who wants to trade his Blackouts for my 808s...so when I receive the guitar (probably mid-June), I'm gonna try it through my rig at both 9V and 18V and see how I like it, and if I'm not a fan of the EMGs, we'll do the trade :yesway: