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Well, i'm really having trouble deciding :lol: Since i have a bareknuckle/q-tuner combo in one guitar, i'm kind of wanting something different. I'm thinking either a d-activator set, an evo set, or a custom wound norstrand set.

my other issue is that i have no experience with maple boarded necks OR swamp ash, so i'm taking a stab in the dark.

i'm tuning down to D# on it(1 1/2 below an 8) and i want clarity so i'm assuming i should probably be shooting for a mid out put pup
 

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my other issue is that i have no experience with maple boarded necks OR swamp ash, so i'm taking a stab in the dark.

i'm tuning down to D# on it(1 1/2 below an 8) and i want clarity so i'm assuming i should probably be shooting for a mid out put pup
The combination will be quite a bit brighter than you're used to, which is IMO a good thing considering where you're looking to tune. :lol:

My advice would be to start with something mainstream and lower output (say, a PAF set), and then experiment from there. The swamp ash/maple combination should give you plenty of clarity and snap - I'd go with a pickup that won't overpower it, at least at first. If they don't work out for you, then at least you'll have a frame of reference from which to move (i.e - "the PAF was too bright and open, I need something darker and more compressed") and you won't be out a ton of cash.
 

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The combination will be quite a bit brighter than you're used to, which is IMO a good thing considering where you're looking to tune. :lol:

My advice would be to start with something mainstream and lower output (say, a PAF set), and then experiment from there. The swamp ash/maple combination should give you plenty of clarity and snap - I'd go with a pickup that won't overpower it, at least at first. If they don't work out for you, then at least you'll have a frame of reference from which to move (i.e - "the PAF was too bright and open, I need something darker and more compressed") and you won't be out a ton of cash.
Thanks, thats the kind of advice i needed :yesway: I figured a d-activator or an evo might be a little too hot to start with.
 

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i'm tuning down to D# on it(1 1/2 below an 8) and i want clarity so i'm assuming i should probably be shooting for a mid out put pup
You may want to call someone and get something custom made. You're really getting into bass guitar territory, and might benefit from something that really takes that into account.
 

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Good point. Also, note that the rest of my strings arnt in relation. the lowest 3 are 1 1/2 steps below down (from and 8) the next 3 are 1 step down, and the higest string is only a 1/2 step down.

This is they type of sound i go for. You can hear the low d# right in the beginning of this song. They tune to something different, but my lowest string is going to be the same. Its something i plan to use sparingly
 

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You should give that a wipe down with some mineral spirits so we can see that grain
Me no have mineral spirits :(

Nice! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the scale once it's all finished. I've always wanted one of these but have been a bit hesitant of the scale length.
Just holding it and messing around with it, it barley feels different. But i'll report back :)

How's the quality? Looks good from here.
pretty fucking awesome. the neck is perfectly snug in the pocket, its all sanded perfectly, the body is uber comfey.

thanks guys!

A couple months ago Lee said he was waiting on a warmoth baritone 6, so i'v been curious to see how hes liking it(but the fucker never posts anymore!!)
 

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Me no have mineral spirits :(

Just holding it and messing around with it, it barley feels different. But i'll report back :)

pretty fucking awesome. the neck is perfectly snug in the pocket, its all sanded perfectly, the body is uber comfey.

thanks guys!

A couple months ago Lee said he was waiting on a warmoth baritone 6, so i'v been curious to see how hes liking it(but the fucker never posts anymore!!)
Cool! I think now that I'm really loving the baritone 6 thing, my next one down the road will be a Warmoth baritone, probably strat-shaped.
 
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