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Vintage tone with monster outputPublished on 07/21/11 at 10:12
Modern sounding singlesPublished on 05/18/11 at 15:42
The name was given to it thanks to Yngwie Malmsteen, a leader in neo-classical heavy metal shred. These pickups are a very modern sounding pickup, but they still have some old school overtones going on. The low end on these is huge. I can’t stress that enough. These are super huge sounding, and they’re...…
The name was given to it thanks to Yngwie Malmsteen, a leader in neo-classical heavy metal shred. These pickups are a very modern sounding pickup, but they still have some old school overtones going on. The low end on these is huge. I can’t stress that enough. These are super huge sounding, and they’re guaranteed to make anything they’re in absolutely roar. It’s tight enough to where it can handle super fast triplets, but it’s not super narrow like so many other tight pickups. The midrange on this is also very strong. It’s meant to push and amplifier into overdrive easier. Treble has been pushed back so that they don’t get too bitey like so many other singles are known to get.
To me, these are pickups for those looking to play heavy metal with their strats. I find that I like the neck version the best as they sound super round and vowely. The quack sounds are awesome on this pickup, too. Paired with a humbucker, it seems to be a nearly perfect output. It’s not quite as modern and loud sounding as the Sinner, but it’s also not as vintage sounding as the Irish Tour.
I only tried these in alder since that’s what my strat is made out of, but these will probably work in any neutral to bright wood. I bet these would sound absolutely wonderful in both basswood and swamp ash. Mahogany might be a bit too much due to the midrange. If you’re looking for some great shred pickups for your strat, I recommend checking these things out. They should deliver what you’re looking for.
Overpriced and overhyped...Published on 04/18/11 at 15:40
For starters, they had FAR too much output for a pickup that was apparently (given its name) supposed to ape a classic "Yngwie" tone. This made for a very muddy and bad sounding set of pickups. To me, the idea of high output and Strat pickup together is never a good combination and these pickups prove why. Clean tones were far too bass heavy and fairly flat in the treble, with no midrange to speak of. There was none of the glassy top end and shimmer that make a Strat pickup shine. Compared to my '79 Strat that had stock greybottom Fender pickups, my JV Strat with these pickups just sounded dead out of the water. Also, the fact that they were extremely scooped in nature was a huge annoyance and frustration to me. I like pickups that have a neutral frequency response that allow your picking dynamics and amp texture to come through. With these pickups, all I noticed was a sound that scooped the mids out to a point that all I felt I could use them for was thrash metal... very disappointing.
I wouldn't be so harsh if it wasn't for the fact that these pickups are around $300 for a set. Handwound or not... they're absolutely terrible and I feel bad for anyone paying for the $300 hype. If you want good Yngwie esque tone, look into the DiMarzio HS3s, YJMs. or the new Seymour Duncan YJM Fury pickups. All of them are much cheaper and sound much better than these abominations.
- Manufacturer: Bare Knuckle Pickups
- Model: Trilogy Suite Single Coil Set
- Series: Strat Contemporary
- Category: Guitar pickups kits
- Added in our database on: 02/09/2010
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