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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #225 on: October 13, 2015, 01:05:41 PM »
What hasn’t been said about the JB ? Mainly used in the bridge position, the SH-4 is high-gain, low, punchy, great for blues or hard rock, and can edge into ‘metal’ territory if you have the right rig. Cleans are warm, less sterile than a lot of pups in the bridge.
Guitar used: Carvin CT4 (Mahogany)

The Illuminator bridge is an improvement on the Crunchlab; more ‘open' sounding, bump in the mid-range, less ‘compressed’ sounding than the CL. Cleans so so in the bridge, better in the neck.
Guitar used: EBMM Majesty (Basswood, maple top)

The Titan bridge is full on high gain without the mud, in other words AWESOME. It’s got nice bottom end and mid-range if that makes any sense. TIGHT. It reminds me a lot of a Dominion bridge but with greater output, clarity, sustain and smoother overall. The clean in the neck is just so warm, ‘sparkly’ even, PAF like.; and also great for leads. Overall, compared to the other two: more clarity, tighter mid-range w/ good low, just smoother w/ more sustain.
Guitar used:Ibanez RGA121 (Mahogany)

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Set-up 1-guitars > KPA > JBL monitors or DXR10.
Set-up 2- guitars > pedals> Mark V > Two Notes Torpedo Live > JBL monitors or DXR10.

Note that I’m not a big fan of cleans in the bridge, they tend to be ’sterile’ sounding imo. I prefer the neck for cleans, but that’s just me.

Of course, obviously, different guitars, rigs all lend to various end sound/results. So many various factors to consider. That JB 59 combo in my Carvin CT4  which sounded really good sounded not so good in my Washburn WM526, which also had a mahogany body.

My advice is to used other user’s reviews as a ‘guideline’ and check for yourself if it works for your guitar and set-up if chance or circumstance allows.

Plus these are just my opinions/experiences, YMMV as usual. :)

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in my experience naman the titan for me was too much of a mid for the bridge position. i liked the dominion better. it stays right in the middle when it comes to attack. what you forgot to mention was the attack the titan has. super sensitive. like a "clack clack clack" but i would understand why its like that because of jake's preference for that signature periphery djent attack.
on the other hand, i loooooveee the neck titan. so buttery compared to liquifire or illuminator. has that distinctive glassy pick attack when you do fast runs on the neck positions. almost like a malmsteen yjm fury. :) by the way the titan set was equipped on my ibanez rg2720. it has now a dominion set in it.
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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #226 on: October 13, 2015, 10:19:08 PM »
cool! thanks for the review.  :)

No prob bro, you're welcome , glad to share my feedback  :wave:


in my experience naman the titan for me was too much of a mid for the bridge position. i liked the dominion better. it stays right in the middle when it comes to attack. what you forgot to mention was the attack the titan has. super sensitive. like a "clack clack clack" but i would understand why its like that because of jake's preference for that signature periphery djent attack.
on the other hand, i loooooveee the neck titan. so buttery compared to liquifire or illuminator. has that distinctive glassy pick attack when you do fast runs on the neck positions. almost like a malmsteen yjm fury. :) by the way the titan set was equipped on my ibanez rg2720. it has now a dominion set in it.

yep dats what I liked about it, that 'tightness'. Tight w/ more sustain. I hear you about the Titan neck for leads, but I still prefer bridge for dat. (Though I do like my Cold Sweat neck for leads in my JS1000).. That 'clack' character you hear, I didn't like in my Dominions (RGA121) which is why I replaced them. I'm a LOG fan and liked Mark Morton's tone but found the Dominions sorta 'lacking' though my own set-up. They're nice pickups but wasn't for me. To each his own :)
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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #227 on: October 16, 2015, 07:17:37 AM »
Transition and Cruiser on my main guitar.

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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #228 on: July 30, 2016, 03:28:40 PM »
seems DiMarzio having new pickups for John Petrucci called DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy



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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #229 on: August 29, 2016, 05:32:16 PM »
what pickups would you suggest for a H-H volume knob only guitar? yung versatile sana


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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #230 on: August 30, 2016, 09:01:39 AM »
what pickups would you suggest for a H-H volume knob only guitar? yung versatile sana

what's your guitar, tuning, and genre most of the time?

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« Reply #231 on: August 30, 2016, 12:50:52 PM »
what pickups would you suggest for a H-H volume knob only guitar? yung versatile sana

Washburn N2?

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« Reply #232 on: August 30, 2016, 08:47:15 PM »
what pickups would you suggest for a H-H volume knob only guitar? yung versatile sana
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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #233 on: September 01, 2016, 10:17:51 AM »
Tuning is Dropp C and Eb standard. the guitar is ibanez RGD420z
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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #234 on: September 03, 2016, 02:16:20 PM »
I have a Yamaha rgx611j equipped with Seymour Duncan hot rails on the neck and DiMarzio d'activator X on the bridge.

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« Reply #235 on: September 05, 2016, 07:20:51 AM »
EMG S Active Pups set on my Strat. #ValleyArts

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« Reply #236 on: September 05, 2016, 08:52:59 AM »
Tuning is Dropp C and Eb standard. the guitar is ibanez RGD420z

For passives: you can't go wrong with DiMarzio CrunchLab/Liquifire, or Titan, or Seymour Duncan Distortion.
For actives: I recommend EMG 85/60, or Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1.

It really depends with the tone you're looking for  :)

P.S.:wait for other's BKP recommendations.

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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #237 on: September 05, 2016, 10:14:35 AM »
people suggest me the BKP Nailbomb but . . .  1st it is bang on the buck 2nd you think it can fit guitar with a basswood body?

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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #238 on: September 05, 2016, 01:16:05 PM »
people suggest me the BKP Nailbomb but . . .  1st it is bang on the buck 2nd you think it can fit guitar with a basswood body?

anong po bang gitara ang nasa arsenal niyo ngayon sir? mahal din po ang pickups galing Bare Knuckle eh. regardless of guitar wood eh wala naman po yatang magiging problema. check niyo rin kung ano 'yung size ng current guitar pickups niyo para malaman kung compatible ba yung BKP Nailbomb.

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« Reply #239 on: September 05, 2016, 02:14:22 PM »
people suggest me the BKP Nailbomb but . . .  1st it is bang on the buck 2nd you think it can fit guitar with a basswood body?

1. no its not bang for the buck. 300$ for a pair vs around 140-190$ the most for production dimarzio and SD.
but for me as a user, it has its own characteristics(im referrering to what i own/owned and comparing it the the dimarzio and sd's that i owned aswell),
that suits my kind of tone. by the way ive been using painkillers, cold sweats, warpig and emerald.

as for if you choose dmz or sd, id recommend the ff:
dimarzio neck: liquifire, airnorton, illuminator, paf pro, gravity storm.
dimarzio bridge: dominion, dactivator, titan. not a fan of crunchlab but some likes it.

sd: sentient/pegasus set, black winter set, perpetual burn bridge(my favorite), old time favorite jb/59 set.

2. more like can it fit the route of your guitar? especially if your pickup route has either the triangular tab/ear or the square tab/ear aswell as the overall route shape/size aswell.

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on the 7S, the bkp covered pickup doesnt fit the overall pickup route even though i have the tab/ears requested to have a triangular shape. the pickup routes corner edges needs to be more square-ish. case to case basis for bkp covered pickups. for the uncovered, usually sa tabs lang ayaw mag kasya tsaka if long leg or short leg ang pickup.

hth :)
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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #240 on: September 05, 2016, 06:31:15 PM »
people suggest me the BKP Nailbomb but . . .  1st it is bang on the buck 2nd you think it can fit guitar with a basswood body?

1. no its not bang for the buck. 300$ for a pair vs around 140-190$ the most for production dimarzio and SD.

I somehow agree. Given nasa $500+ yung guitar, it's not that worth it. The alternative I suggest is Titan since you're eyeing on Nailbomb, and you mentioned versatility.

plus the gold cover looks badass with your guitar  :wink:

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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #241 on: September 06, 2016, 01:29:16 AM »
1. no its not bang for the buck. 300$ for a pair vs around 140-190$ the most for production dimarzio and SD.
but for me as a user, it has its own characteristics(im referrering to what i own/owned and comparing it the the dimarzio and sd's that i owned aswell),
that suits my kind of tone. by the way ive been using painkillers, cold sweats, warpig and emerald.

as for if you choose dmz or sd, id recommend the ff:
dimarzio neck: liquifire, airnorton, illuminator, paf pro, gravity storm.
dimarzio bridge: dominion, dactivator, titan. not a fan of crunchlab but some likes it.

sd: sentient/pegasus set, black winter set, perpetual burn bridge(my favorite), old time favorite jb/59 set.

2. more like can it fit the route of your guitar? especially if your pickup route has either the triangular tab/ear or the square tab/ear aswell as the overall route shape/size aswell.

see pic:


on the 7S, the bkp covered pickup doesnt fit the overall pickup route even though i have the tab/ears requested to have a triangular shape. the pickup routes corner edges needs to be more square-ish. case to case basis for bkp covered pickups. for the uncovered, usually sa tabs lang ayaw mag kasya tsaka if long leg or short leg ang pickup.

hth :)

I don't have any idea about the pickup fittings but all I know that is my guitar is direct mounting and yes I am eyeing with the Illuminator and Titan more djenty feel and when it comes with SD pegasus/nazgul/sentinent is one of my choices but I had to think thrice about the perpetual burn because most of the guitar equipped with it have different kinds of of wiring like split coil/tone/volume controls but on my case I only have a volume knob so I think I can't use the pickups more than it should be

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Re: What pickups do you have/do you use in your guitar?
« Reply #242 on: September 06, 2016, 04:00:13 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with BKP trilogy suite set? Or ano kayang pwede isubstitute if i go the seymour duncan route?

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« Reply #243 on: September 06, 2016, 04:59:12 AM »
EMG S Active Pups set on my Strat. #ValleyArts



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« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2016, 05:23:57 AM »
• Dimarzio Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2 & Virtual Solo for the strat
• Gibson 57 Classic & BKP Emerald  for the SG (57 classic soon to be replaced by BKP Riff Raff Neck)


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« Reply #245 on: October 12, 2016, 12:57:57 AM »
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« Reply #246 on: October 12, 2016, 07:56:30 AM »
PRS SE Custom 24 - Dimarzio super disto on bridge and liquifre
Ibanez RG 7421 - Stock quantum pups pero nag-iisip/naghahanap ako ng pwedeng ipalit.  :)
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« Reply #247 on: October 12, 2016, 08:42:26 AM »
Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB -1 Active Pickups

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« Reply #248 on: October 12, 2016, 08:43:33 AM »
IBZ - 8 in Ibanez RG8

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« Reply #249 on: October 12, 2016, 08:44:10 AM »
IBZ - 8 In Ibanez RG8

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