Bare Knuckle Pickups The Sinner Single Coil Set : tjon901's user review
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Bare Knuckle is a boutique pickup maker from England known for making some of the most brutal pickups out there. They are so brutal I know of people who are trading in their EMGs for a set of Bare Knuckle pickups. That is a huge statement when it comes to heavy metal pickups that a company can make passive pickups as brutal and heavy as active EMG pickups which have been the standard for metal pickups for the past 20 years. They carry this brutality along with them in their single coil designs. Although they are not as popular as their humbuckers they are gaining popularity among people who want straight single coil replacements that look stock but have an insane sound. These pickups are real single coil with a huge sound bigger than most humbuckers. These pickups are eq'd slightly towards the bass end to drive and blanace out the natural single coil sound. A trebly pickup with this output would be pretty much unusable. In the neck with its tons of output you can get super smooth leads tones and really bright cleans. This single coil can drive any amp. The neck pickup having an output of 15k should warn you what you are getting into when you throw these in your strat. The bridge pickup is on a whole different planet. The bridge pickup is has an output of 21.5k which is crazy for a true single coil. With such output and low end this pickup has crazy chunk. You have never gotten such heavy palm mutes with a single coil before it is crazy. Since these are super high output true single coils there will be noise so you will have to start gating. If you are looking for the most brutal true single coil on the market here they are.