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  • Pickup Ideas for future Draco upgrade

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    Next year I was thinking of getting rid of the stock pickups in my Draco.

    Anyone recommend any good combinations for HB bridge (currently Rockfield Fat Ass) & SC neck (currently no-name rails).

    Thanks,

    Jon
    Guitars
    2009 BC Rich Draco (Onyx)
    2010 PRS SE Tremonti (Natural)
    2010 Steinberger Synapse Demon (Pitch Black)

    Pedals
    Line 6 Pod HD500

  • #2
    Originally posted by jdixon72 View Post
    All

    Next year I was thinking of getting rid of the stock pickups in my Draco.

    Anyone recommend any good combinations for HB bridge (currently Rockfield Fat Ass) & SC neck (currently no-name rails).

    Thanks,

    Jon
    If you like Duncans, try the JB bridge and Cool Rails neck.
    "Reliability/Durability : 1
    This lasted the concert and broke. Afterwards it smashed easily."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lemmy-w-de-V View Post
      If you like Duncans, try the JB bridge and Cool Rails neck.
      I do like the sound of most Duncans, so will bear this in mind; thanks!!
      Guitars
      2009 BC Rich Draco (Onyx)
      2010 PRS SE Tremonti (Natural)
      2010 Steinberger Synapse Demon (Pitch Black)

      Pedals
      Line 6 Pod HD500

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      • #4
        You havent said what sort of sound you want.

        I really like Bareknuckle painkillers. They're pretty versatile. Great for dropped tuning and can still hold its own in E.
        Yesterday I tried my first Bareknuckle Warpig, it was like a big sound of death pelting into my face. Awesome for dropped tunings. Maybe more of a rythem pickup? To be debated I guess.
        If you want an 80's style sound I'd say a Bareknuckle Holydiver.

        Whatever sound you want - i'd say check out Bareknuckle pickups. I keep trying other brands and have not diverted away from Bareknuckles. Yesterday I played a Lundgren M8 (Messugah sig model). A $300 pickup. Bareknuckle are still much better in my opinion. The Luindgren was just lacking enthusiasm.
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        • #5
          I've had good results with DiMarzio, a ToneZone DP155 and ProTrack DP188 in the bridge and neck respectively .. they growl nicely and have a punchy edge, but still have an organic feel to them.
          What DemonX says about bareknuckles is borne out by my experience, except I don't know that they have a single-coil sized humbucker .. so the s/c would have to be a true s/c

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          • #6
            Originally posted by demonx View Post
            You havent said what sort of sound you want.
            With this guitar, aiming for a few metal subgenres...

            Originally posted by demonx View Post
            I really like Bareknuckle painkillers. They're pretty versatile. Great for dropped tuning and can still hold its own in E.
            Yesterday I tried my first Bareknuckle Warpig, it was like a big sound of death pelting into my face. Awesome for dropped tunings. Maybe more of a rythem pickup? To be debated I guess.
            If you want an 80's style sound I'd say a Bareknuckle Holydiver.

            Whatever sound you want - i'd say check out Bareknuckle pickups. I keep trying other brands and have not diverted away from Bareknuckles. Yesterday I played a Lundgren M8 (Messugah sig model). A $300 pickup. Bareknuckle are still much better in my opinion. The Luindgren was just lacking enthusiasm.
            Problem with BKP is they're pricey for non-gigging (or non silver-spoon in mouth on birth) guitarists :D

            They do sound great though...
            Guitars
            2009 BC Rich Draco (Onyx)
            2010 PRS SE Tremonti (Natural)
            2010 Steinberger Synapse Demon (Pitch Black)

            Pedals
            Line 6 Pod HD500

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TimB View Post
              I've had good results with DiMarzio, a ToneZone DP155 and ProTrack DP188 in the bridge and neck respectively .. they growl nicely and have a punchy edge, but still have an organic feel to them.
              What DemonX says about bareknuckles is borne out by my experience, except I don't know that they have a single-coil sized humbucker .. so the s/c would have to be a true s/c
              I checked out the DiMarzio site last night, and I ended up contemplating an X2N in the bridge and a chopper in the neck... any experience with those?
              Guitars
              2009 BC Rich Draco (Onyx)
              2010 PRS SE Tremonti (Natural)
              2010 Steinberger Synapse Demon (Pitch Black)

              Pedals
              Line 6 Pod HD500

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              • #8
                Not a fan of resurrecting old threads, but hey... it *is* related.

                My Draco is currently with a tech and I am having a BKP Aftermath and Trilogy SC (tweaked by BKP to go with the HB) fitted.

                Should be getting back within the next week.
                Guitars
                2009 BC Rich Draco (Onyx)
                2010 PRS SE Tremonti (Natural)
                2010 Steinberger Synapse Demon (Pitch Black)

                Pedals
                Line 6 Pod HD500

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