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Which Is The Darkest/least Treble Sounding Pickup


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I am in the proces of finishing and rescuing my first exotic custom double neck GUITARA(Made in Calcutta India).The body of this double neck guitar is a 2 piece hard rock maple block and now it is sounding a bit on the shriller side-though i know the electronics are not up to scratch as mentioned in my previous topic-schematics for double neck.

I know maple is a slightly treble heavy wood so to compensate for that im hunting for some really ddark/fat sounding pickups.

I have heard some good things about the dimarzio super distortion but hav never tried one any other clues would be highly appreciated.



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EMGs, but with a 12 string they might "mush" it a bit too much.

but pretty much any high output humbucker is going to be bass heavy

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Seymour Duncan SH-8s are the bassiest ones SD carries:

Details: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/product/SH8


http://www.seymourduncan.com/SDToneWizard/Hummer/Track40.mp3 (Clean Bridge)

http://www.seymourduncan.com/SDToneWizard/Hummer/Track41.mp3 (Clean Neck)

http://www.seymourduncan.com/SDToneWizard/Hummer/Track42.mp3 (Dirty Bridge)

http://www.seymourduncan.com/SDToneWizard/Hummer/Track43.mp3 (Dirty Neck)

If price isn't a concern check out bareknuckle pickups

I'm pretty sure the Warpig is their heaviest pickup http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/ZH-warpig.html

Sound clip to give you an idea of the insane bass on these things: http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/download.php?id=1784

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I believe it would also be worth using 250k pots as they offer a Warmer tone compared to 500k which are quite bright.

or just turning the tone pot down a bit, to the same level as a 250 k

Yeh, as my friend ChrisK advised me over at the guitarnuts forum, a 500k pot is like a 250k pot that goes to "12". Once you turn the pot down to about 8, you're at the top end of the 250k pot range.


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There is also the option of using a higher value capacitor(s) which should cut out some of the high frequencies. I made a tele from a solid block of wrn. maple, not as dense as eastern maple and with a SD - Hotstack (single coil sized HB) in the neck position it sounds quite mellow. The SD Vintage 54 in the bridge position combined with .047 cap makes it sound like a tele should.

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