All user reviews for the Bare Knuckle Pickups Aftermath
crankyrayhanky's review"Lethal Metal midCut Beast"
I selected the set based on my recent musical changes...I used to reside in Eb and drop Db, sometimes E/dropD...but recently have really enjoyed playing a bit lower in dropC. My material has drifted away from friendlier pop hard rock to hard rock/metal, if that makes any sense. I figured the mid prominence displayed on the BK site for this set would work well...plus, it is one of their newest and most modern offerings. result? Awesome response. My guitar cuts through any mix with pure fire, yet does not get abrasive- a tough balancing act. The lows are super fast responsive to quick picking, tight yet delivers a thunderous low end. I would say these pickups could work in a variety of genres, but if you're reading/considering this, chances are you like a good level of brutality to your playing... this set delivers. My chops are a bit sloppy, and previously I would play most of my leads on the neck pickup. However, this BK ceramic bridge delivers such a pleasing mid and hi frequency, it allows me to jam out without getting spikey or abrasive. It truly is inspirational- and flat out rules for hi gain detuned applications. The alnico neck pickup is sensational, it puts a great smooth huge low end tone to phrases. It somehow delivers HUGE low end without ever getting muddy. I think the heaviness and darkness of the LP body helps make this a great combination, make sure to contact Tim at BK before choosing your pickup. He's known for great customer service and my experience was no different- give him your guitar specs and needs, and he will respond very quickly with great advice. the pickups are a bit pricier, but worth every penny. I'm now looking at replacing all off my guitar pickups with BK, the quality is blowing me away!
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tjon901's review"BK with an even eq"
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Hatsubai's review"Evolution of the Painkiller"
Some people weren’t digging the huge amount of midrange that the Painkiller offers. Tim decided to make a new variation of the Painkiller that had less mids but was razer tight. This was the pickup he came up with. It is a super, super tight pickup that works great for ultra fast triplets ala Iced Earth and Meshuggah. The low end on this pickup is very focused sounding. Where as the Warpig has a huge low end, this has a more narrow and tighter low end to really keep everything in check. The mids on this are a lot more even than the Painkiller. It’s not so overbearing that it takes over the guitar’s natural properties. The treble on this is also fairly even sounding in that it’s present, but it’s not overbearing like certain other pickups can be. The split coil tones and parallel tones seem to work very nice. When split, it delivers a fairly authentic sounding split tone, and the parallel tone gives an almost telecaster kinda sound.
I find that this pickup seems to work best in nearly any wood from alder to mahogany. It’s not nearly as picky as the Painkiller was, and it works great at extending the guitar’s natural frequencies.
If you’re looking for the tightest pickup that BKP offers, definitely check this one out. It’s an awesome revision of the famous Painkiller.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The Dissident's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Godzilla comes down your gain"
This guitar was originally equipped with passive cepheus. I did a test cepheus VS aftermath. The difference was insensitive, I would say that the aftermath was a little too aggressive in the high mids. Apart from that it is excellent. Hyper punchy harmonically powerful, good joints notes but almost too much power for use by lowering the gain of the distortion / amp, hey yes Djent in the aftermath is a big gain 1/3 of the race knobs ^ ^ Do not forget it, if you put all 100% You will try your groove ^ ^ In his clear is pasterrible but split BCP is already better. It is a kind of X2N owned midrange. On a guitar ash or mahogany I'd care to be seen .... On alder, maple it lends itself more in my opinion. I finally everything is a matter of taste. I will buy more in the end I sold my guitar but I would have kept, I have handed over cepheus. there are other more productive in my opinion microphones (ionizer / EMG X 808 / nazgul / but especially the Pegasus ^ ^) do not forget that this is a story of all that money too ^ ^ on the other hand he dismantles the D-activator.
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nefas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This mic is great quality, it's meaning from the first notes, I mounted on a baritone granted drop G, saturated sound is balanced, round in the bass, midrange beautiful as in that solo rhythm , sharp treble, not a lot of gain but not runny at all, it is clear, warm, short for metal on top, whether it's thrash, death, djent.
I tried quickly made clear, it is doing very well, so that saturated balanced, round, shiny, without any distortion.
I tried EMG81/85, X2N Dimarzio, Seymour Blackout 1 and 2, SH4, Bare Knuckle Miracle Man and I forget the Aftermath similar to a Blackout and EMG but better, it still has its own color, how very beautiful also.
As said above it is ceramic, so it will stick better guitars round (mahogany etc ...) rather than acoustic guitars.
For those who want modern metal, I highly recommend their, no wonder Mansour Periphery Misha plays with.
Be a little bit expensive for some, but if you have a good amp and a good guitar, do not radiner on the mic
4 of 5 people found this review helpful