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Sound Quality

[Perceived output level] Real hot output. Clobbers an amp [Tone] Very defined and punchy mids from the metal. The classics are really crisp. [Sonic evaluation] I was playing this set through a Yamaha Soldano amp. The amp itself is pretty hot, and this guitar matches it well. Really midrangy sound from the bridge pickup. Doesn't clean up well, sounds a little harsh when you try to play it clean. But through the dirty channel, it really pushes the gain. You can smooth it out through the amp's EQ, or you can really make it sweet with just the right amount of compression. Has great sustain. If you are one of those guys that like to play with feedback, this is the pickup for you. The classics have a clean humbucker sound, though you can tweak your amp/guitar and get a cool single coil sound. Clear on the highs, light on the quack and twang. [For which styles and positions is this pickup (un)suitable] I play many styles of music, but this my metal guitar. And this pickup system is perfect for it.

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General Comments

[Comments] Overall, these things have a pretty unique sound. The metal and the classics have pretty high output and push your amp a little. The Metal in the bridge is THE pickup. It will push any tube amp. It is also pretty responsive. It can be too responsive at times, in that it can produce excessive feedback. It also has alot of overtones and harmonics flying out of it, which can be cool too. You are indeed harnessing a firebreathing monster. With the right touch and taste, it will produce some rich sounds. But at times, it can get out of control and sound nasty. The classics are really neat and versatile. They don't sound just like a strat, but come close while having it's own unique flavor. They complement the bridge pickup because they clean up alot better.

 

 




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