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So you don't like the Aldrich, either.
Never played one, but if it has that same dry, sterile high end as a Pegasus, I almost certainly would.
 

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I like pickups that have a slightly hazy, slurred high end for the way they sustain, and this was absolutely not it.
:agreed:
 

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Never played one, but if it has that same dry, sterile high end as a Pegasus, I almost certainly would.
I assume you meant wouldn't

It's not what I would call sterile, but it's definitely dry unless you overdrive to a certain point. It's odd though, the point at which it starts to slur happens very rapidly. It's never a breed or something obviously, but it goes from dry to "wet" very suddenly. I find cranking up the treble side of the pickup is a good balance.
 

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I assume you meant wouldn't

It's not what I would call sterile, but it's definitely dry unless you overdrive to a certain point. It's odd though, the point at which it starts to slur happens very rapidly. It's never a breed or something obviously, but it goes from dry to "wet" very suddenly. I find cranking up the treble side of the pickup is a good balance.
That was a little unclear, but I was saying, yes, I would likely agree with the statement Mike made.
 

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Whoa did I miss the memo? We're hating on JBs and vintage 30s now? :rofl:
We've always hated on the JB7 - it's too hot compared with the six-string version. Dave and I always hated on V30s - although we grudgingly admit they sound good in the mix with Rectos - but NO ONE likes brand new V30s. You have to break them in.

Besides, this is MG, where we used to hate on modelers and now everyone uses one. The only rule we have is something must be hated.
 

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Ultimately, what would be great is if Wolfe starting offering a stock 7-string Timbre Wolf.

I gotta say, though, that the Pegasus is fantastic on the low B. It sounds like a guitar string should, not like a bass string going through a guitar rig. The main thing with it overall is that it has less compression than any pickup I can remember playing. It gives back exactly what you play--for good and bad. On the plus side, you can crank the master or the level of your drive pedal higher than with something like a JB or Timbre Wolf.

I'm not 100% sold on it, but I'm still going to wait until I have a chance to properly record and mix it--and my next 7-string song in line for development is a little ways off.
 

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I put the Suhrs in the DR7. I think you'll like them better than the Pegasus/Sentient. I do.

Also, Wolfe will make you a TW7. Just hit him up on FB - I think he has all the parts now.
 

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I put the Suhrs in the DR7. I think you'll like them better than the Pegasus/Sentient. I do.

Also, Wolfe will make you a TW7. Just hit him up on FB - I think he has all the parts now.
Thanks. :yesway:

Just what I need, more excuses to spend money on pickups... :lol:
 

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Thanks. :yesway:

Just what I need, more excuses to spend money on pickups... :lol:
Like you need an excuse... :lol:

I'm actually making a comparison clip for you, since I have a Wolfe in the SLS7. I might even finish it before I leave on vacation on Saturday!
 

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Followup on this thread: I ended up not digging the Pegasus that much in the SL7 for exactly the reasons Drew stated.

I found a used cheap Suhr Hot 7 on Reverb that was already drilled for direct-mount, and it's a huge improvement. Definitely a first choice for 7-string bridge pickups.
 

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Have clips comparing the two? Otherwise, we don't believe you. ;)
 

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We've always hated on the JB7 - it's too hot compared with the six-string version.
Alright that's fair. I had a JB7 a while ago that sounded good, but it squealed like crazy when I'd play live or at rehearsal and I ultimately had to rip it out.
 

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Came here to say that the 7Hot is a fantastic pickup. Although last time I tried it was maybe 3 years ago? Suhr 7 into a Mesa Triple Crown and Mark V:25 is never going to sound bad is it? :lol: It had a little bit of the 'hollow' thonk I like from the EMG 707 oddly.
 

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Followup on this thread: I ended up not digging the Pegasus that much in the SL7 for exactly the reasons Drew stated.

I found a used cheap Suhr Hot 7 on Reverb that was already drilled for direct-mount, and it's a huge improvement. Definitely a first choice for 7-string bridge pickups.
:agreed: The neck PU from that set is really nice, too.
 

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Came here to say that the 7Hot is a fantastic pickup. Although last time I tried it was maybe 3 years ago? Suhr 7 into a Mesa Triple Crown and Mark V:25 is never going to sound bad is it? :lol: It had a little bit of the 'hollow' thonk I like from the EMG 707 oddly.
I'm assuming it's basically a 7-string Aldrich. It's an overwound Alnico V that just's nice and balanced with nothing weird going on. Tight enough on the lower strings, but also plenty of scream for leads.

:agreed: The neck PU from that set is really nice, too.
Already got my searches set up. :lol:

I could totally live with keeping the stock Distortion-7 in the neck, though. It's a good sound.
 

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I forget exactly ehat the pickups that came in my Suhr were, but I'm about 98% sure they were the 7V and 7+. They were pretty good, but had a LOT of low end. I'm happy with the set I have in their now (PAF Pro and Blaze), but I suppose one day I should toss them back in to try, since I've been really happy with the Thornbucker set in my 6.
 
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