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Recommend a passive 7 string pickup for tight rhythms?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Keregioz, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    Hey guys, so what I'm looking for is a tight rhythm tone with emg81-ish sharp attack on the palm mutes. So far I've tried duncan JB, dimarzio crunchlab and emg707 but they all sounded pretty muddy for my liking. The emg707 is kinda ok but still not quite what I'm after.

    I've heard good things about the duncan distortion which I'm looking into. Do you have any other suggestions for a passive pickup?

    The guitar I'll use it on is a carvin dc747 with swamp ash body.
     
  2. He's Dead, Jim

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    Duncan Nazgul/Sentient might work for you. They were created for Keith Merrow's signature Schecter, which actually has a swamp ash body. Very dry and tight attack.
     
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    I suggest a Dimarzio Crunchlab, one of the best passive pickup I've ever recorded, and obviously a bareknuckle painkiller
     
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    He said he already tested crunchlab.
     
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    If your budget allows it, I would suggest a BKP Holy Diver or a ceramic magnet Warpig. Those are exceptionally well suited for alder and ash. Another excellent option would be a Lundgren M7, but this is really quite expensive.
     
  6. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    I have no budget for that unfortunately. Ideally, I'm hoping to trade one of the pickups I already have (crunchlab and JB).
     
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    I really love the Dimarzio Evo 7!!!
     
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    wishtheend clip the apex

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    One of the guitarists in my band picked up the Keith Merrow sig. I'm really digging the sound of the Nazgul. Very articulate and tight response.
     
  9. Delitzsch

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    I've have that exact guitar. Mine is with a maple neck and fretboard. I have a DiMarzio Illuminator 7 in the bridge and a Ionizer 7 in the neck. I think that my guitar has a very tight tone. However, I tune to B-F#-B-E-A-C#-F#. I had a Tone Zone 7 in the bridge before the Illuminator and it was horrible. Good thing DiMarzio has an awesome exchange plan. Heck, just call over there at tech support and tell them what you're looking for. They're very helpful and have never steered me wrong.
     
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    Delitzsch Führendes Mitglied

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    Just thinking about it, but have a look at the DiMarzio D Activator 7. Looks like it has everything that you're looking for in a passive pickup.
     
  11. kaomao

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    Avoid Dimarzio......
    Duncans all the way..... dimarzio's are so muddy, duncan's are much tighter
    Bare knuckle for a modern sound
     
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    sorry I didn't read about the crunchlab part, then I suggest everything s.d. from the distortion up (but actually now, after years of distortion, ola englund is supporting the sh5, which has slighly less output, and he can obviously obtain great sounds).
    I have a s.d. distortion on a guitar and it sounds very balanced and pleasant; among the s.d. i would maybe only unsuggest the pegasus (too mid-rangey and weak to make metal without a strong boost) and the invader (too much output for the level of definition I need for a tight high gain tone).
    This said, a jb is the opposite of my definition of "muddy", it is pretty sharp, so if you can try to describe better your idea of "muddy" :D
     
  13. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    Nope, it's muddy, at least in my guitar, or maybe the 7string version is different than the 6 string. I need to cut a significant amount of low end from the signal (plus use an overdrive pedal) before it hits the amp to get a tight rhythm tone.
     
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    That's utter bullshit. You're speaking from inexperience. Drop a Dimarzio Super 2 into your guitar and tell me it's muddy. I've owned and played about every model they have, except for some of the newer models. I had a Super 2 in my mahogany Gibson Les Paul and it turned that dark guitar into just the right sound.
     
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    Calm down dude!
    Inexperience.... lol give me a break
    That's my opinion he asked about our opinion and I just expressed mine
     
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    Delitzsch Führendes Mitglied

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    I'm calm, dude. Just addressing your bullshit opinion. You made a sweeping generalization which is a good indicator that you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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    You're such an arrogant person, you don't even know me in person and assume I don't know shit....
    how do you know my level of knowledge about pickups????
    I never never talked aggressively as you did, you just felt attacked by my opinion and just wanted to argue.
    Next time remember that in life nobody has your very same opinion
     
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    Delitzsch Führendes Mitglied

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    Okay, sure.

    Avoid Duncans......
    Dimarzio all the way..... duncan's are so muddy, dimarzio's are much tighter
     
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    I had Dimarzio d'activators in one of my old 7 strings and I thought they sounded quite EMG-ish. Very bright and tight!
     
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